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Wednesdays 7 – 8.30pm

The Studio, Murray Owen Centre, 1 Liddell Grove, Murray, East Kilbride G75 9AD

With Buddhist nun, Kelsang Gakyi

Drop-in classes offering guided meditation and practical advice. There is no need to book and you are welcome to begin the classes at any time. See the ‘Information for Beginners’ page to find out more.

£7 | £25 for 5 classes | Free for members

Everyone is Welcome!

 

Why Meditate?

Very inspirational and practical solutions to life – Christopher

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

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How to Transform Your Life

Regardless of background or beliefs, everyone can benefit from the methods presented in this class. The life-changing “How to Transform your Life” book that accompanies this series is available as a free download.

Download it here.

How To Transform Your Life 2A Life Less Ordinary

Aug 30 | Sept 6 | 13 | 20

No one wants problems and suffering. Instinctively we try to avoid the slightest unhappiness, even in our dreams. This indicates what we really long for is permanent freedom from suffering.

It is possible for this wish to be accomplished, but to do so, we need great enthusiasm for training our mind. However, another aspect of our mind, our attachment, desperately seeks happiness through various external sources, whilst neglecting inner development. Therefore, sadly, the fulfilling and meaningful life we yearn for eludes us.

By meditating on death and impermanence, we realise the hollowness of a life spent solely accumulating external enjoyments and conditions.  Far from becoming morbid or depressed, our mind fills with joyful effort, which we apply to creating an extraordinary life, where our deepest wishes are finally realised.

This series will be based on the chapter ‘Death’,  from the book How to Transform your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

 

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Create Your Own Future

Sept 27 | Oct 4 | 18

Often we wonder, why do things happen? Where did my fortune or misfortune come from? Buddha observed and understood a pattern of cause and effect which answers these questions. This is called Karma. This process of cause and effect occurs in our mind, our relationships and in our world.

The more we understand how our individual karma works, the more we are able to control it. We will be strongly motivated to avoid negativity, by considering the consequences of our actions, and realising we will eventually be confronted with their effects. Conversely, we will happily create the causes for our future happiness.

This series will be based on the chapter ‘Karma’,  from the book How to Transform your Life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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A Life Without Pain

Oct  25 | Nov 1 | 8 | 15

Often we can feel dissatisfied and frustrated with our life. We fail to get what we want, we effortlessly get what we don’t want, and we never seem to satisfy our many desires. All the while, amidst our daily struggles,  the context of our existence; birth, ageing, sickness and death, proceeds uncontrollably.

In this series we can understand that it is possible, within this very life, to find longlasting contentment and a durable peace. If we know there is a solution to our problems and suffering, we will have greater courage in facing and overcoming them.

This series will be based on the chapter ‘Samsara’, from the book How to Transform your life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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Habits For Happiness

Nov   22 | 29 | Dec 6 | 13

In Buddhism we understand that you can’t get enough of a good thing! But what exactly is a good thing? Is it material possessions, a good reputation, excitement, stimulation, or the presence of people we like?

We can only enjoy ourselves if our mind is peaceful and happy. Our mind can only be happy if positive states of mind are present. If these positive states become habitual, we will become happier and happier, and our negativity will grow weaker and weaker. Eventually we will become happy all the time.

This series will be based on the chapter ‘A Common Spiritual Practice for Everyone’, from the book How to Transform your life, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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