Letting Go of Anxiety with Mindfulness

A 4-week course for a Fearless life- SOLD OUT!

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Thursdays  7 – 8.15pm | August  10 | 17  | 24 | 31

 £20 | Free for members

with Principal Teacher of KMC Glasgow, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

At Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, 78 Hutcheson St, G1 1SH

 * Please note to secure your seat for this course, please book (payment in full must be made in advance). Thank you!

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About the Course

We all live busy and hectic lives, under pressure to do more and to do it quickly.  This is the modern world and it can cause a great deal of anxiety, even rendering us incapable of making rational decisions and coping with our daily challenges.  Buddhas teachings offer productive and beneficial ways of coping.

Mindfulness can help us deal with whatever comes our way, developing strategies that calm the mind, enabling us to think clearly and wisely even in the most difficult situations.  Through these practises we find our response of anxiety becomes a habit of the past, and instead we find the spacious and happy minds of patience, peace and love.

Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang is the Principal Teacher of KMC Glasgow, and a senior teacher of the Kadampa tradition.  Her teachings are powerful and clear and she is admired by many for her loving heart.

This 4-week course is a perfect follow-on from our recent special event ‘Letting Go of Anxiety”

and will explore more deeply the teachings presented that night, specifically in relation to mindfulness.  You do not need to have attended this previous event to book for this series–everyone is welcome.

Everyone is welcome to attend this course, but please book in advance!  Thank you.

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  * Please note to secure your seat for this course, payment in full must be made in advance.

Click on the link below to book your place with Paypal or Card Payments.  Members also need to book even though the event is included in their membership cost.

For just £30 per month, you can become a member of Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow, and enjoy unlimited courses and classes included in your monthly payment (and 30% off special events).

If you benefit from what we do and wish to support the development and growth of the centre so that others can benefit too, you can also become a benefactor member.

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What People Say about Meditating at Kadampa Meditation Centre Glasgow

Meditation has changed my life and that of my family- Pauline

I always leave feeling calm and refreshed- I would urge anyone to give meditation a try- Jennifer

This is where I take my mind to get fixed during the week-  Paul

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a way of calming the mind and developing a more positive approach to life.  The purpose of mindfulness is to make our mind calm and peaceful. In Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness are regarded as the principal tools for personal development.  You don’t need to be Buddhist to use these simple and highly effective tool.  It enables us first to understand our mind and then to begin to control it.

The term ‘mindfulness’ is a translation of the Tibetan word ‘drenpa’ (དྲན་པ) which can also be translated as ‘remembering’ or ‘recollecting’.  Training in mindfulness is not just watching our mind, but actively improving our mind by keeping it focused on a positive object.  When we train in meditation and mindfulness together we can use the sense of peace, stability, calm and focus that we have experienced in meditation practice as an anchor to go back to during the day.  Using mindfulness we learn how to watch what is happening in our mind moment by moment and like a master yachtsman using the winds to his advantage we harness the positivity in our minds and use it to propel us into happy states of mind more of the time.  In this way we learn to let go or turn away from our harmful unhappy and negative states of mind.  In this way we remember, or are mindful of a positive thought or state of mind throughout the day.

By training in meditation and mindfulness, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency.

If we train in meditation and mindfulness systematically, eventually we will be able to eradicate from our mind the delusions that are the causes of all our problems and suffering. In this way, we will come to experience a permanent inner peace, known as “liberation” or “nirvana”. Then, day and night in life after life, we will experience only peace and happiness.

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