• 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.

Finding Freedom From Within | May

Finding Freedom from Within

This engaging three-week series will explore how we can use meditation, mindfulness and a practical application of Buddha’s timeless wisdom to find freedom from the negative emotions that too often crowd our mind and obstruct our peace.

Although it is most beneficial to attend the whole series, each week is self-contained and will explore a different internal challenge that many of us face. We will us a Buddhist understanding of the mind to unpick why we develop such habitual responses and then how we can channel our focus in a more constructive direction, moving towards real mental freedom.

Each session will start with a breathing meditation to settle the mind and then a talk exploring the topic of the week. This will be followed by a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and an opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary.

Wed 9 May – Overcoming Stress & Frustration

Wed 16 May – Overcoming Jealousy

Wed 23 May – Overcoming Craving & Addiction

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.

Love without Pain | June

Love without Pain 

Learn how to cultivate authentic loving kindness and make our relationships with others more stable and satisfying.

Why is it that so often our relationships and interactions with others result in a storm of painful emotions? Why do we feel so much grief when we are separated from those we care for? And why does what appeared to be a “perfect match” so often end in conflict? The answer to all these questions can be found within Buddha’s teachings on love and attachment.

By learning to distinguish between these two very different, but often mixed states of mind, we can establish the foundation for lasting harmonious relationships, improve our experience of pure love and solve many of our daily problems.

Each session will start with a breathing meditation to settle the mind and then a talk exploring the topic of the week. This will be followed by a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and an opportunity to ask questions.

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience is necessary.

Wednesday 6 June – The difference between Love & Attachment

Wednesday 13 June – Living with Gratitude

Wednesday 20 June – Cultivating Empathy

Wednesday 27 June – A Special Training in Love

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