• 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.

Freedom from Fear & Anxiety | June

 (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

 (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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