AT THE TEMPLE (Morden): Tuesday evenings 7:30 – 9:00pm

with Resident Teacher Kadam Neil Elliott

Self-contained classes suitable for all levels. Just drop into any class you wish, or book ahead for discount rates.

VENUE TEMPLE

Kadampa Meditation Centre London

1A Ashridge Way, Morden, London SM4 4EF

At OTHER VENUES

Mondays, 6.30 – 8pm with Kadam Neil Elliott

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28

Venue: Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford, London SE1 0FD

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Mondays, 7.30 – 9pm with Sheila Donaghy

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28

VENUE: Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High
Street, SW4 7DB

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Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9pm with Ljubica Aaen

Sep 8, 15, 22, 29

VENUE: The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

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Wednesdays, 7.30 – 9pm with Andrew de Selincourt

Sep 2, 9 16, 23, 30

VENUE: St Georges Church Hall – 1st Floor, Albemarle Road, Bromley BR3 5HZ

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Wednesdays, 7.30 – 9pm with Julie Walker

Sep 9, 16, 23, 30

VENUE: Maple Works, 73 Maple Road,Surbiton, KT6 4AG

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Thursdays, 7.30 – 9pm with Kadam Neil

Sep 3, 10 17, 24 (tbc), Oct 1

VENUE: Putney Library, 5/7 Disraeli Road, Putney, London SW15 2DR

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Summer break

Please note the centre will be closed for the summer break from July 22 until August 17. Tuesday classes resume August 18

Autumn 2015 ~ How to Understand the Mind

Finding practical solutions to everyday problems through meditating on our mind

This course is based on the first part of the book How to Understand the Mind by contemporary meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Each class covers a specific mental factor showing how to identify them in our mind and how to cultivate positive mental factors and eradicate negative ones through meditation.

Although we develop these mental factors within our mind, we still need to try to identify them precisely so that we know which ones to cultivate and which ones to abandon.

How to Understand the Mind
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Classes are self-contained and open to everyone. It is not necessary to attend all the classes to benefit from them – just drop into those you are able to. See the panels below for details of individual classes:

How to understand the mind

Mind and mental factors

Tuesday 18 August, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

How the mind determines the quality of our life
What mental factors are and how they function
Distinguishing positive and negative mental factors

Understanding our feelings

Tuesday 25 August, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

What feelings are and where they come from
Pleasant and unpleasant feelings
How to change our feelings about people

Why we see things the way we do

Tuesday 1 September, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

The function of the mental factor discrimination
How objects are imputed by mind
How to change our perceptions of the world

How we create karma

Tuesday 8 September, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

How the mental factor intention determines our actions
How we create good karma and bad karma
How to control our karma

The power of aspiration

Tuesday 15 September, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

How the mental factor aspiration functions
How to develop positive aspirations
What we accomplish depends on what we wish for

Mindfulness

Tuesday 22 September, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

How the mental factor mindfulness functions
The importance of mindfulness in meditation
How mindfulness improves the quality of our life

Wisdom

Tuesday 29 September, 2015 - see reverse for details

This class covers

The mental factor wisdom is more than just intelligence
Wisdom realising conventional and ultimate truths
Applying ancient wisdom to the modern world
Kadam Neil

Resident Teacher Kadam Neil Elliott

Kadam Neil has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for nearly 40 years and has worked closely with him on editing and translating many of his books.

He is a senior teacher who teaches the Special Teacher Training Programme at the centre with over 800 people around the world studying on the programme by correspondence.

Having taught internationally for many years, Kadam Neil brings a wealth of practical and meditative experience to his teachings.

He is also frequently invited to lead retreats and teach at other centres.

“Very clear and helpful presentation – completely changed my life.”
Ljubica
“Wonderful place to learn meditation and Buddhism. Highly recommend it!”
Maximo
“Wonderful teachings and guidance for effective meditations! Thank you!”
Davina

What to expect at a class

These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them.

Each class consists of two guided meditations and an explanatory talk. The classes run for 90 minutes.

Anyone can practise meditation and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.

These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.

DIRECTIONS

Bus: 164 (between Wimbledon station and Sutton station) or 413 (between Sutton and Morden station). Get off at the Ashridge Way stop on Martin Way. Buses run every 7-10 minutes.

Tube: Northern Line to Morden Station. From the station it is either a 12-15 minute walk along Martin Way or a short bus ride. Take the 164 bus (towards Wimbledon) or 413 (towards Sutton) and get off at Ashridge Way.

 Train: Every 30 minutes from Wimbledon to South Merton station. Ashridge Way is just across Martin Way, turn right then second left.

Car: Satnav: SM4 4EF. First left on Ashridge Way, There is plenty of free parking at the Martin Way end of Mostyn Road next to South Merton station, less than five minutes walk from the Temple.

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