Meditations for a Clear Mind (half-day meditation course)

  • date & time

    Saturday 20th October: 10.00am – 1.00pm

  • venue

    Kadampa Meditation Centre Nottingham, 5 Pelham Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AP

  • parking & accessibility

    There is limited parking at the front of Kadampa Meditation Centre Nottingham with on-street parking available on adjacent streets and at the nearby The Forest Park & Ride about 5-10 minutes walk away (Park & Ride postcode NG7 6AQ).

    Disabled access – please contact us.

About the half-day course:

The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be.

On this course learn two guided meditations that can be practised by anyone. With regular practice, these meditations help us to experience mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself.  Through training in concentration observing our mind we can overcome distractions and come to experience for ourself the inner peace arising from the clarity of the mind.

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

The teacher for the course is English Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Gakyi, resident teacher at KMC Nottingham. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years and presents Buddha’s teachings with warmth and clarity in a way that everyone can understand and is easy to put into practise in our busy daily lives.

The course is the second of three in our ‘Living Meditations’ series. CD’s from the series are available in our shop and also available from  as digital downloads.

What does the half-day course consist of? 
The course comprises two classes with a mid-morning break. Each class includes an introduction, breathing meditation, instructions including explanation of the benefits of the practice and concludes with a second meditation. There is always time for questions and advice on how to improve your meditation after each class.

You are welcome to join us for as much or as little of the half-day as you wish. You do not have to have any previous knowledge or experience of meditation or Buddhism to enjoy and benefit from this course.

Seating is on chairs, with cushions on the floor if you prefer. No special clothing is required. Tea, coffee and cold drinks are offered before the course and during the mid-morning break.

If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to give us a call on 0115 985 7356 or send us a message on FaceBook or email us on We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Everyone welcome.