Understanding our Mind
‘We often say “My mind, my mind” but if someone asks us “What is your mind?” we would be hard pushed to answer.
In this series of classes we will explore Buddhist insights into the nature and function of the mind and learn how to use the creative power of our mind to create the experiences we wish for.
As happiness and suffering are states of mind, if we are to find the happiness we seek an understanding of our mind is essential. Through learning how our mind works, we can begin to bring our mind under control, and in this way improve the quality of our life, both now and in the future.
Sep 22 – Getting meditation to work for us
Sep 29 – Understanding the Mind
Oct 6 – Continuum of Consciousness
Oct 13 – Four noble truths
- The class runs from 7pm – 8:15pm
- There are 2 guided meditations and a practical teaching in each class.
- Optional discussion at the end of the in-person class from 8:15 – 8:30.
- Join in person
- You can attend any individual class
- £8 (free for members)
- Book all classes in a series – 5 classes series £32, 4 classes series for £24, 3 classes series for £16
- All income goes to running the centre which is a registered charity.
- Cancellations up to 24hours prior to the course will receive a full refund minus a 10% admin fee.
Kelsang Drolkar is a joyful and dedicated practitioner who has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for many years. She has been ordained as a Buddhist nun for four years. When teaching, Drolkar combines her diverse personal experience with practical insight and a warm heart.
"Thank you for another great meditation xx"
"It's been a revelation for me and I am so looking forward to continuing on this wonderful spiritual journey."
New member & retreat participant
"I enjoyed Gen Tubchen’s teachings on Decluttering the Mind. It was especially powerful for me being able to attend in person with others in the meditation room for the first time after a whole year of practising online at home."
"Thank you for the class tonight, a pleasure and inspiration as always 💖"
Foundation Program Student
"Hugely refreshing to watch and learn. I've been feeling really positive and peaceful lately, no matter what's been happening. Still working on my anchor, and definitely getting there."
Online class participants
"It gives so much more purpose and reason to meditate to be able to feel how it benefits yourself and others."
"I am finding the Simply Meditate classes this week extremely meaningful. This morning I concentrated on all the people I have had disagreements with and I realised how destructive my delusions have been in the past. I hope that I have reached a point were I will never give in so strongly to this anger again. I fell so fortunate to have Kadampa Dharma in my life "
"I wanted to thank you so much for the teachings today and the past week. I am finding the meditations very helpful and feel there may be a flicker of light in what has been a very difficult time."
Transforming Pain Course
"Very grateful for the work you are doing! It's certainly made a huge positive difference to my lockdown experience"
"The live zoom classes are great - and not at all intimidating. There was a lot of positive feedback from everyone who joined in tonight. Thanks everyone."
Tuesday evening zoom class
"Learnt from this evening's class on impermanence that you can enjoy something that you know will be impermanent, e.g. a rainbow, because you know it will disappear. This can be applied to all manner of situation"
"Although it was online I still felt as if I was in the class. It was so peaceful and considering the latest lockdown I feel in a very positive state of mind which I think helps everyone I come into contact with."
"Loving the teachings. The Simply Meditate classes are the perfect way to start or end my day"
"Thank you for the beautiful teaching"
"Thank you for the teachings and opening up an authentic way of life. ❤️🙏"
"I have been redoing the Introductory meditation classes. For me this has been a wonderful experience. By revisiting the teachings I have gained greater clarity. Hesitation and lack of confidence has dissolved away and I am more sure of myself and my direction."
"So wonderful to have this opportunity to deepen our wisdom and practice through these online classes. So grateful for having the opportunity to access these wonderful scientific methods to transform our lives!"
"Love being reminded that our natural state of mind is peaceful and calm and it’s just delusions getting in the way & polluting our inner experience.🌤 How we can learn how to abide with peaceful states of mind and possess the secret of happiness!"
"Found this weeks meditations for relaxation calming and comforting and full of lovely words of wisdom."
Meditations for Relaxation
"Very nice to review the key points of meditation for relaxation and get tips to strengthen a daily practice."
"Have to share that I really love the online access. I can practice at times when the world is absolutely silent such as the very early hours or late in the evenings. I am extremely grateful for a wonderful teacher and the method of teaching. Thank you 🙏"
"Thanks for my first ever class today. It's given me a lot to think about. I really liked the classes today, particularly the second session on acceptance and patience."
"Another beautiful teaching and meditation today. I truly love all classes so much, just can't get enough of it!! Can't wait for Saturday class and of course all of next weeks meditations too. Thank you 😀❤️🙏"
"Thankyou for another week of beautiful meditations and teachings."
"Thanks for another wonderful meditation today Gen Kelsang Tubchen. I’m really enjoying the sessions and it’s helping me to build a good solid practice and I feel I am really starting to benefit from it in daily life ☺️"
daily meditation classes
"Thanks for another wonderful meditation today. I’m really enjoying the sessions and it’s helping me to build a good solid practice and I feel I am really starting to benefit from it in daily life. Thanks and keep up the great work ☺️🙏🏼"
"What a great opportunity this is to learn more - in a way which I would not have been able to do if I was not in lock down. The daily teachings are definitely helping me."
"Just what I needed to start the week. Thank you."
"Just finished watching todays teachings on 'How to Solve our Human problems' Wow!! this was wonderful, totally loved every minute of it."
How to Solve our Human Problems
"Very grateful for the work you are doing! It's certainly made a huge positive difference to my lockdown experience 🥰"
4 week subscriber
Thankyou so much for another week of Beautiful teachings
"Looking forward to a more peaceful day today and to our next meditation class. Since last Monday I seem to have this everlasting experience that my head, or mind, or consciousness is just an empty blue globe with experiences passing in and out like clouds in the sky."
Meditations for a Clear Mind - 4 week subscriber
"Thank you Gen Kelsang Tubchen for a calm, interesting and insightful class."
"I realise how much less reactive I am to the challenges of life."
“I am really enjoying the meditations and teachings, so helpful, thanks.”
“Thanks, was wonderful, really enjoying learning about it all and meditation.”
Inner Protection - Saturday Class
"Thank you for another wonderful and powerful class today 💚"
"Good morning and thank you once again for some wonderful, life enhancing tutoring Gen Kelsang Gen Kelsang Tubchen. After yesterday’s class I made a sincere effort to unblock my heart and to try to start developing genuine equanimity. So far I found this uplifting and genuinely liberating. I am thinking less about why people act as they do and letting so much go from my mind. A little effort does help and I hope I can continue to develop with today’s class. 🤗"
“Just to say how much I have enjoyed the meditation and teaching. Absolutely beautiful and so helpful, thank you.”
"This week seems to flying past. Enjoying the deep teachings this week and feeling very connected to the meditations. Don't want to come out at the end...just want to sit there."
“Enjoyed yesterday’s meditation and teaching. Only my second attempt at meditation having just signed up to this week’s classes. I found myself to be far more relaxed on this occasion and certainly more enlightened by the end.”
"Just to say how much I have enjoyed the meditation and teaching.
Absolutely beautiful and so helpful, thankyou."
Inner Protection Course
“Hello, I’ve just listened to today’s online meditation in the garden surrounded by buzzing bees and bird song.. a thoroughly uplifting experience and I just wanted to say a big thank you for making these mediations available, it really is appreciated xxx”
Member during lockdown
“The classes online are excellent.”
Meditations for a clear mind
“Enjoyed today's meditation very much. Calming and uplifting.”
Beginners Course - Meditations for Relaxation
“I really enjoyed today's class and the breathing meditation. It's really nice having an actual practising Buddhist leading the teachings for a change. I've been using Calm and Headspace for a long time and thought I would try this for 30 days too whilst we're all staying indoors.”
month subscriber during lockdown
“I'm really loving the classes, really benefitting from them, thank you.”
Loving them, looking forward to listening to them gets me through the day.
Really enjoying the Mantra one best of all. Thank you for providing this fab service.
Beginners Course - Meditations for Relaxation
"Better than Headspace, Calm and simple mindfulness."
Course Participant - Online Meditation Classes
“Had the first session today, was superb! Thanks so much.”
Simply Meditate Course Participant
“Loved it. :-) So soothing.”