Online meditation classes
Weekly & Weekend Classes
Live-streamed from the beautiful Meditation Centre on Leith Walk
WHAT HAPPENS AT AN ONLINE MEDITATION CLASS?
All our classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation to reduce stress, tension and distractions. This is followed by a talk on how to incorporate meditation and Buddhist principles into daily life.
Topics covered include improving relationships, developing confidence, gaining peace of mind, coping with stress and dealing with anger.
There is a second short guided meditation at the end to help us gain a deeper experience of the subject of the class.
£10 per classes (free for members)
Receive a link when you book so that you can join the live-stream talk
have 72 hours to listen after the live-stream
TUESDAY 14 JULY 7-8.30pm
Class Topic: Cherishing – the essence of love
We use the word “love” countless times each day, from “I would love a cup of tea” or “I love watching football” to “I love you more than anyone”. We hear songs such as “I love you so much it hurts”!
If somebody asked us, we would not be able to say what “love” really means. This vagueness and confusion makes it very difficult for people to sustain harmony and stability in their relationships.
Buddha gives the real meaning of love, why it is important to practise love and the immense benefits we get from having a genuinely cherishing attitude towards others.
SATURDAY 18 JULY 2-3.30pm
Class Topic: The Equality of Happiness and the Happiness of Equality
Buddha says everyone strives to be happy and free from suffering, every second of every day, even in our sleep. In this respect everyone is fundamentally equal. We are all the same. We are all precious and important. But Buddha says there is a line – and if we cross it we begin to destroy the happiness we crave. This line is self-cherishing – the mental habit that thinks that my happiness is supreme, more important than that of anybody else. This deeply ingrained thought, with no basis in reality, gives rise to delusions – hatred, attachment, anger, greed, jealousy – and from these come the actions that make ourselves and others suffer.
Gen-la Kunsang will explain why it is wrong to think that self-cherishing is essential for happiness. Quite the opposite. We can reduce our exaggerated sense of importance by learning the powerful practice of ‘equalising ourselves and others’ and how make this a stable and beneficial aspect of our lives.
TUESDAY 21 JULY 7-8.30pm
Class Topic: The inner peace of compassion
We see so much suffering around the world and in our own personal circles. It hurts and makes us sad. This is because we care, we have empathy and we can almost feel their pain. It brings out the good in us. But it can seem a heavy mind, often feeling frustrated and powerless, making us angry or depressed. This is not compassion.
Compassion is the wish for such suffering to end, not the suffering itself, and with that wish our mind becomes peaceful and positive with no room for delusions.
Meditation on compassion leads us to get out of our own suffering so that we can be of actual benefit to countless others. It will take us to inner peace, freedom and a real sense of value in our lives.
Summer Break 23 July-14 August
SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2-3.30pm
Class Topic: Learn to Meditate Course
available to attend in-person and online
If we get the basics of meditation correct at the beginning, we can make quick progress in our search for peace and happiness.
Whether new to meditation, or have experience, we need to know exactly how to meditate and the route to take in our meditation practice. Otherwise we are like a traveller who wishes to go somewhere but doesn’t know how, or one who has set off and lost the way.
This class will introduce or remind us of the essentials of how to begin or make progress in our meditation practice.
*space is limited to 12 people attending the course in-person
*wearing a mask inside the building it’s compulsory
MONDAY 24 AUGUST 7-8pm
Online Public Talk: Hope, Happiness & Well-being
with guest teacher Kadam Bridget Heyes
Feel like you need a boost? Have these unusual times left you feeling down? In this short talk Kadam Bridget Heyes, will introduce practical Buddhist methods to help you lift your spirits, find hope and meaning.
30 MINUTE MEDITATION CLASSES
When you book this class or series it’s like getting a nourishing meal (food for thought) delivered to your own home which will help you stay mentally and spiritually fit. Enjoy these inspiring meditations anytime during the day or night, under the guidance of a different teacher each day.
After you book a link will be sent to your email address – available for 24 hours so that you can watch the class in your own time.
Fee: £3 (free for members)
We are delighted to share this message received from one of our core members describing her experience of engaging into our daily online schedule of meditations and prayers
Registration. What you need to know
1. Click on the Registration Button to pay
2. Wait to be redirected to the registration page (crucial!)
3. Click REGISTER at the bottom of the page
(you will not be charged again)
4. Fill out your name and email address
5. Hit REGISTER NOW
6. Right click the link and save it somewhere you can easily access it when it’s time for class
7. Copy & paste the link into your web browser
Streamed to you LIVE from our Meditation Centre
Online class terms and conditions
- Cost of each class is as advertised
- Price is per person – Links and passwords to classes are not to be shared
- Classes are offered live and online, a video recording is not available afterwards
Refund and Cancellation
- A registration will only be accepted when made online, and when all necessary information and payment has been received. Registrations are non-transferrable and a separate registration is required for each person attending
- Registrants can cancel participation to a live class and receive a full refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the start date and time of the class.
- No refunds are given within 24 hours of any class.
- Kadampa Meditation Center Edinburgh reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any live class as circumstances dictate
Technical advice for livestream classes
Please make sure you have a setup that works to connect to live-streaming video. Our recommendations:
– Use your laptop instead of your smart phone if possible
– Use a good and stable wi-fi connection
– If using your phone, try to use wi-fi so that you don’t run out of data in your plan (video consumes a lot of data)
Spiritual advice for livestream classes
Please find a comfortable and quiet place that you consider special in your home or room. Prepare yourself before the class begins by turning off your phone, avoiding distractions, making sure you can focus on the teaching for its duration. Have a notebook to write down some of the key points of the teaching that you want to remember and integrate in your life. Enjoy!
We pray for everyone who is experiencing stress and anxiety, and especially for those who are ill. May everyone enjoy good health, peace and happiness.