6 week meditation course


A course about using meditation & mindfulness to develop self-confidence, positive thinking and develop inner resilience and resources to rise to the challenges of modern life.

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: £10 Pay per class

Wednesday evenings 7-8.30pm

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

Fee: £10 Pay per class

Mindfulness and meditation is widely recommended for dealing with stress, anxiety and the quest for a purposeful life. Everyone has the inner resilience and resources to rise to the challenges of modern life. We just need to be shown how to tap into our innate good qualities.

Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a talk and a second guided meditation based on the topic. The class ends with discussion and Q & A. Refreshments are also included.

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we shall experience true happiness.” –Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


1: Recognising your hidden potential

2: Being decisive in the face of difficulty

3: Learning to believe in yourself

4: Creating the life you long for

5: Growing stronger from adversity

6: Mindfulness as a way of life

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 6 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 and the resident teacher for Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh. 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. Through her clear approach and her sincere example, she has helped many people to find true happiness from within.

She has practised Buddhist meditation since the age of 19 when she met her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso at Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre in York. She has been teaching meditation and Buddhism extensively for the best part of the last 30 years in the UK, USA, and France.

Gen Lhamo teaches and guides meditations throughout the week in Edinburgh, the Borders and up the East coast of Scotland. She also regularly receives invitations to teach in other locations.