Day Course – The Wheel of Life – Saturday 17th June 2017

Even if we contemplate deeply the most sublime works of art we cannot gain benefits that compare with the benefits of contemplating and meditating on the diagram of the Wheel of Life because this diagram reveals the complete path to enlightenment.

On this day course we explore the meaning of the Wheel of Life and its relevance to our own modern lives

gen-drolkyiThe teacher of the day course is Gen Kelsang Drolkyi – Drolkyi is a senior NKT Teacher who has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Programme and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She has been the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC in the UK and taught internationally for many years. Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche requested her to come to Singapore to give teachings. We are are extremely fortunate to be able to receive teachings from this precious teacher Gen Drolkyi who has been ordained for nearly 22 years.

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG8

Day Course – Transforming Life’s Difficulties – Sunday 7th May 2017

Transforming difficult conditions is vital because we are constantly surrounded by difficulties. We cannot avoid difficult situations but if we can change our attitude to them they will no longer be problems. We can even use the difficulties to train our mind.

On this day course we will learn how to use the difficulties we face in life to develop great inner strength.

The teacher of the day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Buddhist Centre for 15 years. He teaches with great humility and humour. He presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and down to earth manner, making them accessible to everyone.

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG

Dorje Shugden Empowerment – Saturday 18th March 2017

Dorje Shugden is a Dharma protector.The principal function of a Dharma protector is to protect our Dharma practice. If we rely on Dorje Shugden he will grant us blessings, increase our wisdom and bestow success on our spiritual activities. This empowerment is an opportunity to make a strong connection with this Buddha and to receive his powerful blessings.

Odiyana Centre will be hosting the blessing Empowerment of Dorje Shugden.

The Empowerment starts at 9.45am and runs until about 5pm. The cost is £25 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments 

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG

Day Course – Overcoming Anxiety – Sunday 2nd April 2017

Anxiety is becoming a very common symptom of modern life. Many people suffer from anxiety and stress at some time in their life.

On this day course learn to understand why we develop this habitual and unhelpful response and how we can replace it with a deep sense of peace

The teacher of this course will be Marie Hampson – Marie’s joyful nature makes her a pleasure to listen to. She presents Buddha’s teachings in a very practical way.

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG

Day Course – How to Develop True Self Confidence – Sunday 19th February 2017

Self-confidence and self-esteem are rare qualities and very few people possess these. As a result we experience many problems and miss many opportunities. Usually not because we lack good qualities but because we lack self-confidence.

On this day course we will learn how to develop true and deep self-confidence.

lhamoThe teacher of this course will be the resident teacher from KMC Edingburgh Gen Kelsang Lhamo – She has been a devoted student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 30 years, receiving teachings, lineage transmissions and empowerments from him directly. She has taught Kadampa Buddhism extensively in the UK, USA, and France. She is known for her ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.

 

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG

Day Course – Love without Pain – Sunday 29th January 2017.

Pure love never causes pain. Love is a mind that just wishes others to be happy. The pain comes from attachment to & dependency on another person. On this day course learn to distinguish between love & attachment.

On this day course we will explore the real nature of love and of pain, and how to use this understanding to improve and deepen our relationship with others.

The teacher of the day course is Liz Neale – Liz has been a sincere practitioner for many years with a wealth of experience of putting these teachings into practice.

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments
– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG

New meditation classes January till March 2017

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

Since the world evolved, human beings have spent almost all their time & energy improving external conditions in their search for happiness & solution to their problems. What has been the result? Instead of their wishes being fulfilled, human suffering & problems have continued to increase while the experience of happiness & peace is decreasing. This clearly shows that we have not found a correct method for reducing our problems & increasing our happiness. The correct method is to change our attitude especially our uncontrolled desires.

Inner peace is the source of all our happiness Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy and avoid suffering  very few people understand the real causes of happiness. We usually believe that external conditions such as money, friends & cars are the real causes of happiness but this cannot be true because many wealthy people with many cars, friends & much wealth are very unhappy. The real source of happiness is inner peace, if our mind is peaceful we will be happy regardless of our external conditions but if it is disturbed in any way we will never find happiness however good our external conditions are. External conditions can only make us happy if our mind is peaceful. We need to learn & understand this through our own experience. The way to do this is to learn to train our mind & bring it under control through meditation

Odiyana Buddhist Centre is running a 11 week course on How to Transform your Life through the power of meditation.

Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre is running an eleven-week course explaining how to recognise, reduce and finally eliminate anger from our mind and how to develop and maintain a patient and peaceful mind. Only then will we have real freedom. We have 12 different venues across Cheshire and Wrexham.

For details of venues and dates please click on the location below

Chester – Tuesday,    Chester – Wednesday,   Crewe,   Frodsham,   Holmes Chapel,   Knutsford,   Lymm,   Northwich,  Runcorn,   Tarporley,    Warrington,  Widnes    and Wrexham 

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment Sunday 13th November 2016

At this Empowerment Gen Kelsang Chokyong will grant the blessing Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara – the Buddha of compassion. Compassion is a supreme virtue that makes it impossible to develop an unhappy mind and gives us tremendous power to help others. By developing a compassionate mind we can bring benefit to others by wishing them to be permanently free from their suffering.

The Empowerment starts at 9.45am and runs until about 5pm. The cost is £25 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

– Calling Odiyana Centre on 01606 77034

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG

NEW MEDITATION CLASS August – October 2016

HAPPINESS FROM A DIFFERENT SOURCE 

Usually we find it difficult to control our mind. If things go well our mind is happy, but if they go badly it immediately becomes unhappy. If we get what we want we become excited. On the other hand, if we do not get what we want, or if we lose something that we like, we become despondent or irritated.

 

Such fluctuations of mood arise because we are too closely involved in the external situation. We are like a child making a sandcastle who is excited when it is first made, but becomes upset when it is destroyed by the incoming tide. By training in meditation we create an inner space that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. We develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency.

 

If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort but if our mind is not peaceful we shall find it difficult to be happy even if we are surrounded by the very best conditions.

 

Odiyana Buddhist Centre is running 6 week courses on finding happiness though meditation. We have lots of courses running in local areas for details of venues and nights please click on meditation classes, evening classes and then select the area local to you .

Day Course – Guarding the Mind – Saturday 1st October 2016

Since this world evolved, human beings have spent much time & energy improving external conditions in their search for happiness. Instead of their wishes being fulfilled suffering has continued to increase & happiness to decrease. The reason for this is that all our unhappiness comes from our uncontrolled mind. If we want to be truly happy we must learn to control our mind

All our day courses start at 10am and run until about 5pm.
They cost £20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £5 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

– Calling Odiyana Centre on 01606 77034

– Sending a cheque made payable to Odiyana Buddhist Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich< Cheshire CW8 4AG