Tuesdays, 11:15 - 12:45pm

Improving Mindfulness and Concentration

Increasing the Power and Joy of Our Meditations

This class is offered in person only

The key to improving your meditations is to improve your concentration. And the key component in that process is the practice of mindfulness. With stronger mindfulness we are able to hold our object of meditation and abide with it for longer and longer periods of time. With improved concentration we are able to absorb into our object so as to fully experience its life-enhancing, deeply relaxing, mentally pacifying and enriching benefits.

In this series, Kadam Morten will teach us how to vastly improve our meditation skills in conjunction with the beautiful and life-changing meditation on the clarity of the mind.

Everyone can learn to do this. It just takes a wish (which we will learn how to develop) and regular training (which we can easily integrate into our own schedule).

Come along for this profound journey into your mind’s extraordinary potential! Everyone welcome.

March 12: Why We Need Mindfulness and Concentration, with Kadam Morten
March 19: Peace and Happiness through Concentration, with Kadam Morten
March 26: Inner Peace like a Still Ocean, with Kadam Morten
April 2: Letting Go of the Clouds of Distraction, with Tim Cockey
April 9: Fly like an Eagle (in the Mind), with Bill Mabe
April 16: The Freedom of a Controlled Mind, with Kadam Morten


The Emptiness of the Mind

"All phenomena that appear to my mind are the nature of my mind. My mind is the nature of emptiness."
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism

In the previous two series we have been exploring and meditating on the conventional nature of the mind. In this series we will be exploring the ultimate nature of the mind. Emptiness.

Emptiness does not mean nothingness. Rather, in the case of the mind, emptiness means that the mind is empty of, or lacks, a specific fixed nature. Understanding and then meditating on the true nature of the mind, is the most liberating experience we can have.

At the moment, so many of us feel stuck in very ordinary ways of thinking and being. We don’t want to be depressed, or anxious, or insecure. We want to change our way of thinking about things but feel we can’t. By coming to understand the emptiness of the mind we learn that in fact there is no ‘stuck’ mind. Its actual nature is freedom and boundless possibility. Tuning into this freedom in meditation brings about a radical letting go of our self-limiting habits and opens us up to the potential for freedom from even the most deep-seated challenges. Emptiness allows us to understand how permanent liberation from suffering and enlightenment is possible.

Everyone is welcome. Please join us.

April 23: The Nature of the Mind … and Emptiness!, with Kadam Morten
April 30: The Interdependence of Mind and its Objects, with Kadam Morten
May 7: Mind, Time, and Ultimate Truth, with Kadam Morten
May 14: How the Mind’s Emptiness is our Buddha Nature, with Kadam Morten
May 21: Understanding Perception, with Natalia Darialova
May 28: Change Your Perception, with Kadam Matthew
June 4: The Dream-like Nature of Everything
June 11: The Joy of Emptiness, with Kadam Morten


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. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
Everyone welcome!
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Headphones are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a pair





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