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  • Day

    Monday evenings

  • Time


  • Teacher

    Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang

  • Where

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

Class format

Breathing meditation

Classes start with a 15-minute breathing meditation, which is guided by the teacher – designed to settle the mind and let go of distractions, in order to get the most out of the session.

Talk on the topic

The middle of the class consists of practical teachings that offer us a deep insight into the power of our mind. Understanding our mind empowers us to improve our experience of daily life. Each week is self-contained but the topics covered will vary each week exploring a variety of meditations that can be reproduced at home.

Concluding meditation

The final meditation will last around 10-15 minutes and vary depending on the focus for the week. This will help us to improve our practical experience of meditation and enable us to carry the insights we gain into our daily life.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

***Last class in this venue: Monday, July 16, 2018

Next course: How to overcome stress, 2-16 July

This Buddhist meditation course features teachings and guided meditations to help you identify clearly the source of stress as within your own mind, and not as something external. This is the first step to living life without succumbing to the tension and anxiety associated with stress.

You will also learn how to train in more constructive ways to respond to the inevitable challenges of daily life. To conclude, you will be able to envision your stress-free life and know how to begin living it!

Each class consists of guided meditations and a talk based on the topic.

wk 1: What is stress

wk 2: How to develop and maintain a peaceful mind

wk 3: The real solution to stress

DATES: 2, 9, 16 July

Fee: £21/ 3-week course if you book online or £10/ drop-in class.

*** Please note that online bookings are non-refundable.

Gen-La KunsangThis course will be taught by experienced meditation teachers from Kadampa Meditation Centre Edinburgh including Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s principal representative in Scotland, Gen-la Kelsang Kunsang.

What people are saying about meditating at KMC Edinburgh?

“This meditation course was for me a new way to frame my thoughts about meditation… both content and organisation made it a thoroughly satisfying, thought provoking experience.” – Ruth

“Very interesting, inspirational, spiritual, and therapeutic!” – Katerina

“Very practical solutions to anxiety and stress. Core buddhist teachings. The teacher is very experienced, and the people are super friendly.” – Ron

About the classes

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 4 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.

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