Our meditation classes on Monday evenings (7 – 8.15pm) are suitable for everyone, but are particularly helpful for those interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation and practice.
Each class is self-contained and on a drop-in basis, but attending the whole course may help in gaining a deeper understanding of the practice.
How to (find &) keep a peaceful mind
In Buddhism, states of mind that are conducive to peace and happiness are called ‘virtuous minds’, whereas those that disturb our peace and cause us suffering are called ‘delusions’. Delusions are distorted ways of looking at ourself, other people, and the world around us. When our mind is under the influence of delusions we are out of touch with reality and are, in a sense, hallucinating. Since our mind is under the influence of at least subtle forms of delusion all the time, it is not surprising that our lives are so often filled with frustration.
Even though delusions are deeply ingrained, they are not an intrinsic part of our mind and so they can definitely be removed. Delusions are just bad mental habits, and like all habits they can be broken. In this course we will learn that through making a sincere and consistent effort to become familiar with constructive states of mind we can eliminate even the most stubborn delusions and replace them with the opposite virtues.
The classes are offered in-person on Monday evenings at 7pm at KMC Nottingham, Gedling House.
- £6.00 per class or £30 for seven-week course
- Free for members
Booking not essential, payment can be made on arrival (card or cash payments welcome).