• Meditation Classes in Beckenham

    With Mark Budd

Practical Information

Time: Wednesdays 7:30 – 9pm

LocationAzelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4DA

Cost: £10 per class (no need to book) or £30 for 4-week block (book online below)

What to expect:

These classes are open to everyone. They start with a welcome and guided breathing meditation to settle the mind, this usually lasts around 20 minutes.

Then there is an inspiring talk exploring practical methods derived from Buddha’s teachings to improve our daily happiness, solve our internal problems and move towards lasting peace of mind. The teacings are very practical in nature, drawing from everyday examples and showing how we can remain mindful of the insights we gain during the course of our daily life.

The class concludes with a second meditation, based on the ideas raised and some take away advice on how to implement the teaching into our day.

Classes run following a four-week series but can also be attended on a drop-in basis at any time as each class is also self-contained. See below for class details and block booking.

We also have several membership options for those attending regularly.

Training the Mind: Guidelines for a Happy Life | July

Always rely upon a happy mind alone” – Geshe Checkewa

During this course we will learn how we can overcome many of our bad habits of mind, be mindful of more positive and constructive ways of thinking while learning practical mental tools that will help us to integrate this practice into everyday life.

The teachings will be based on the lojong (training the mind) instructions composed by Geshe Checkewa that are particularly suited for modern times where distractions are plentiful, time to meditate is minimal and the world is becoming increasing toxic. The training the mind practitioner is able transform all these adverse conditions into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary.

Wed 4 July – Relying Upon a Happy Mind

Wed 11 July – Silencing the Inner Critic

Wed 18 July – Overcoming Negativity

Wed 25 July – Transforming Adverse Conditions

Mark Budd

Mark is an experienced practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism.  Having worked professionally in the mental health and environmental sector, as a working parent  Mark  brings much practical experience on how to apply the practice of meditation to our busy everyday  lives. His over-riding wish is to transform people’s lives through Buddhist techniques of training the mind.

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