• 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

£40 for 5-week series | £32 for 4-week series | £25 for 3-week series (book online below)

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.

Transforming Life’s Difficulties | March

WEDNESDAYS 7.30 – 9.00PM 

“Transform adverse conditions into the path to enlightenment” – Geshe Chekewa

Join us for an inspiring public talk on how we can transform the difficulties we face in daily life into opportunities for personal growth and transformation!

Mark will explain how by using the ancient mind training techniques of the past we can maintain a calm and peaceful mind in the face of adversity, use every situation to our advantage and make authentic spiritual progress amidst a busy city life.

The talk will consist of a guided meditation, practical application of ancient Buddhist wisdom to the modern day and an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Not to be missed! Suitable for those both new and experienced.

Wed 6 March – Staying Calm When Things Go Wrong

Wed 13 March – Transforming Our Experience of Physical and Mental Pain

Wed 20 March – Seeing Life as a Spiritual Lesson

Wed 27 March – Four Conditions for a Peaceful Life

Letting Go of the Past | April

Letting Go of the Past (3 wks)

WEDNESDAYS 7.30 – 9.00PM

This series of classes will explore how we can learn to let go of bad mental habits, come to accept our past and feel more confident and hopeful about our future by contemplating Buddha’s teaching on karma and purifying the mind.

We will learn special methods that will help us to change our views and directly remove the burden of negativity that we carry in our heart.

Wed 3 April – Healing Anger & Resentment

Wed 10 April – Letting go of Blame and Guilt

Wed 17 April – Purifying our Past Karma

Finding the Buddha Within | May

Finding the Buddha Within (4 wks)

WEDNESDAYS 7.30 – 9.00PM

Buddha taught that each of us have within us an extraordinary potential for inner growth and transformation, called our Buddha seed, or Buddha nature. This pure potentiality is utterly indestructible and exists amidst the negativity that often crowds our mind. When this potential meets the right conditions, all the qualities of enlightenment will awaken within us and we will experience pure, lasting happiness.

This inspiring series aims to help us start to identify with this pure potential, rather than our limitations and begin to train in special methods to cause this pure nature to ripen.

Each session will consist of a combination of teaching, guided meditation and an opportunity to ask questions.

Wed 1 May – Recognizing our Pure Potential

Wed 8 May – Meditation & Mantra

Wed 15 May – Healing Others with Love

Wed 22 May – Transforming the Mind

Freedom from Fear & Anxiety | June

Freedom from Fear & Anxiety (3 wks)

WEDNESDAYS 7.30 – 9.00PM

One of the biggest internal struggles faced today is an almost constant level of fear and anxiety. By learning to be mindful of special ways of thinking we can directly address the underlying cause of this restless mind, learn effective tools to deal with these emotions when they do arise and attain a state of fearlessness that empowers us to become a source of great benefit to others.

Wed 12 June – How to deal with fear & anxiety when they arise

Wed 19 June – Becoming your own hero or heroine

Wed 26 June – Giving Fearlessness to others

Finding Joy in Daily Life | July

Finding Joy in Daily Life (4 wks)

WEDNESDAYS 7.30 – 9.00PM

Through meditation we can discover a real treasure – the natural source of joy in our own mind. In this series of meditation classes we will learn to activate the power of joy to improve every facet of our life. In the process we will discover what it really means to be human, and how we can use our life to bring immense happiness and meaning to both ourselves and others.

Wed 3 July – The joy within

Wed 10 July – Making this moment count

Wed 17 July – Sharing in others’ happiness

Wed 24 July – Finding joy amidst adversity

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 as a 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.

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