On this course you will learn or improve basic mindfulness techniques but you will also discover meditations to train your mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships.

This is a beginner course open to everyone. Dress comfortably. Seating is on chairs. Please bring your own cushion if you wish to sit on the floor.

Monday evenings 7-8.30pm

Venue: The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, 25 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AP
(Helen Duncan room – in first floor)

Fee: £35/ 5-weeks course when booking online. £10 drop-in/per class.

Wednesday evenings 7-8.30pm

Venue: The Eric Liddell Centre,15 Morningside Road, EH10 4DP

Fee: £35/ 5-weeks course when booking online. £10 drop-in/per class.


1. Understanding love

2. Fulfilling friendships

3. Letting others into your heart

4. Healing family relationships

5. Empowerment and responsibility

About the class

What does the class entail?

Each class consists of a breathing meditation to settle the mind, a short talk exploring an aspect of training in mindfulness and a second meditation based on the ideas raised. The session concludes with some take away advice that can be practised beyond the sessions allowing the benefits to pervade our life.

Do I have to attend all 5 weeks?

No, each class is self-contained and can be attended on a drop-in basis. However, it is beneficial if possible to attend the entire series of classes.


Gen lhamo

Gen Kelsang Lhamo is a Kadampa Buddhist nun with over 30 years’ experience. She is greatly admired as a meditation teacher, and is especially known for her ability to inspire others to recognise and identify with their potential.