Meditation classes in Old Street

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Please note: classes are on a break and will resume from 12 June. The only exception is for the Mill Hill class which resumes from 5 June. Visit the weekly classes page for a full list of classes.
Please note: There will be a class in Old Street on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May.
Discover practical ways to maintain a positive and peaceful mind at these drop-in classes

Mondays 7-8.30pm

The Confidence to Change: Buddhist Psychology and Meditation
– June 12: Break free from destructive mental habits
– June 19: The confidence of humility
– June 26: Identifying the obstacle to happiness
– July 3: Effecting deep and positive change
– July 10: Becoming of greatest benefit to others
– July 17: Aiming for the highest change

There is no need to book - either pay when you arrive or select PRE-PAY below. You can attend any of the sessions. Everyone is welcome.

Pay per class (£9)   |   4-week Drop-in Card (£24)   |   Free for members

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Bunhill Fields Meeting House, Quaker Court, Banner Street, London EC1Y 8QQ
Directions:
If you haven’t attended this venue before, please follow the directions below as the Meeting House is not visible from the road. Take exit 3 from Old Street tube station (Northern Line – Bank branch) onto Old Street South. When you leave the station walk straight ahead along Old Street towards Clerkenwell and take the 2nd left into Bunhill Row. Take the first right onto Banner Street. Halfway down the street take the first left onto Quaker Court. The venue is on the other side of courtyard on the corner of a block of maisonette flats. Walk under the archway to find the Meeting House directly in front of you.

About the classes

  • There is no need to book and you can attend at any time
  • Classes are for all levels and everyone is welcome
  • Classes are self-contained and no previous experience is required
  • The methods taught are beneficial to everyone, whether Buddhist or not
  • At these drop-in classes people generally meditate sitting on chairs
  • There is no physical exercise involved or any special clothing needed

Benefits of the classes

“The benefits of the teachings given in this course are, through sincerely practising these teachings you can solve your daily problems such as the problems of anger, attachment, jealousy and ignorance. You can maintain a peaceful mind all the time so that you will be happy all the time. You can maintain harmony and good relationships with your family, friends and others so that you can make others happy too. Especially you can make your human life very meaningful.

The benefits of training in meditation are, through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in this course you will attain spiritual realisations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable”

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of Heruka Kadampa Meditation Centre – the main Kadampa Buddhist Centre in North London.