Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Freedom at the Heart
The Liberating Journey into the Heart of Reality
Followed by optional Zoom discussion 5 minutes after class (details below)
$15 per class, free for supporting members
According to Buddha, we all have within our minds the potential to experience limitless joy, love and freedom from unhappiness. This may sound too good to be true and very different from how we normally perceive ourselves. However, our ordinary limited view of our self, the one that we base all our thoughts and actions upon, is not correct. Buddha clearly demonstrates how the painful self we normally relate to is not our truth, and through an amazing meditation, known as meditation on emptiness, he shows us how to let go of that limited version of our self and our world, and open ourselves up to a whole new and wonderful way of being.
In this series of talks and guided meditations Kadam Morten will take us on an extraordinary journey into the true nature of our self and all things. Based on the amazing chapter, Ultimate Bodhichitta in Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book How to Transform Your Life (download your free copy here), we will take a deep dive into the meditation on emptiness. During these distressing times, discovering the purity and freedom that lies at the heart of our reality is exactly the medicine we need right now.
We are nearing the end of this extraordinary chapter, so during the month of April we will be exploring how Buddhas see reality. This means that we will contemplating the profound experience of the union of the two truths. Gaining insight into reality as experienced by enlightened beings is deeply inspiring. It will increase our confidence in our potential, help us to understand how meaningful and wonderful life can be, deepen our faith in the power of blessings, and in a very practical way, it will help us to relax and enjoy our lives much more.
May 2: Enjoying Life as an Illusion
May 9: How to Live Lightly
May 16: A Simple Training in Emptiness
May 23: Improving our Concentration on Emptiness
May 30: The Key to Improving our Wisdom
The Union of Sutra and Tantra
Kadam Morten will be away for the months of July and August at the International Teacher Training Program, followed by the Kadampa Summer Festival. His final series before he leaves will be dedicating towards taking us into the heart of Kadampa Buddhist practice by helping us to understand the necessity of combining our Sutra practice of Lam rim (the Stages of the Path) with the blissful and imaginative meditations and practices known as Tantra. It is this union of Sutra and Tantra that enables us to transform every facet of our lives into a magical quick path to the actualization of our highest potential, enlightenment.
This series will function as a perfect foundation for those of you considering receiving the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment at this year’s Summer Festival (confirmed to be offered online, in-person is pending UK Covid restrictions).
June 6: Reality is Bliss and Emptiness
June 13: Imagining Pure Reality
June 20: Accessing the Very Subtle Mind
June 27: The Importance of Highest Yoga Tantra
Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series over 5-6 weeks. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
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Offered In Person and Online