Saturday 10th April 2021 – Day Course – Stop Worrying Start Living

Worry and stress are becoming a very common symptom of modern life. Many people suffer from worry and stress at some time in their life.

Stress is the difference between what we want to happen and what is actually happening. Whether we like it or not it is happening. If we can change things then there is no need to get stressed. If we can’t change things then there is also no point in getting stressed.

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 day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2001. 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 £15 per person.

Due to the current restrictions we are not able to offer lunch at this day course. We are able to provide a list of local cafes and shops where lunch can be bought. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

You can book for in person or online streaming below – it is essential when you book that you specify either in person or online attendance.

Please note there are limited spaces available for in person attendance. You attendance in person will be confirmed only once you have received a booking reference email directly from Odiyana KMC.

BOOKING

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Saturday 11th July 2020 – Half Day Inner Peace Retreat

Happiness and suffering are states of mind and their main cause cannot be found outside the mind. The real cause of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful we shall be happy all the time regardless of external conditions. If our mind is disturbed or troubled in any way we shall never be happy no matter how good our external conditions are.

This half day retreat is a chance for us to use meditation to develop peaceful and happy minds. We can then carry this peace through our day and eventually our whole life.

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The teacher of this meditation retreat is Bruce Robinson – Bruce has been a sincere Buddhist practitioner for many years. He has a soft and gentle approach that lends itself beautifully to this meditation retreat.

The retreat will be in two sessions 10am till 11am and 11.30am till 12.30pm

Due to the current Corona virus lockdown this retreat will take place via live video stream.

Booking

The retreat will be streamed through Zoom. To register and pay through Paypal – please click here

The cost is £10 per person.

If you have any technical problems relating to registering for or joining the course please contact us at livestream@meditationincheshire.org or call 07421 878559.

Saturday 26th September 2020 – Half Day Course – Finding Peace in the Modern World

A lot of modern problems such as stress, anxiety & low self-esteem come from gripping too tightly onto things. When we do this we get very unhappy. When our mind is light we are happy & relaxed. The real way to find a happy life is to relate to life’s problems in a lighter way

On this day course we will learn how to keep our mind calm and happy even when we are living in very difficult times.

The teacher of this half day course is Gen Kelsang Chokyong – Chokyong has been the resident teacher at Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre since 2001. 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 meditation workshops start at 10am and run until 12.30pm
They cost £8.50 per person which includes refreshments.

We are offering a choice of either live streaming via Zoom or in person attendance. Please specify which option you require using the payment button when booking.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying in full. You can do this by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

Saturday 14th March 2020 – The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Maitreya

Buddha Maitreya is the manifestation of the loving kindness of all Buddhas and if we rely on him with faith we will receive his special care in this and all our future lives.

We all have the potential within us for limitless love, by taking this empowerment we can start to ripen this potential

This Empowerment is an opportunity to receive the special blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya and to receive teachings on how to develop the mind of limitless love.

The Empowerment starts at 10am 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

Saturday 15th February 2020 – Day Course – The Four Nobel Truths


Even though humans seek happiness all the time it constantly eludes them & even though they try to avoid suffering all the time it falls down on them like rain.

On this course we learn Buddha’s most profound explanation of what causes our suffering & how to abandon it.

The teacher of this day course is Kadam Mike Garside – Kadam  Mike Garside  is the Resident Teacher at KMC Wales, he has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism in the UK and Spain for over 30 years, living in many New Kadampa Tradition Centres during that time.  Mike engaged in long retreat with Venerable Geshe-la at Tharpaland International Retreat Centre from 1986 to 1989 and contributed to the editing of many of his books.  Mike is known amongst his students for his approachability, deeply insightful and inspiring teachings, and his love for meditation and  exploring the meaning of the teachings through discussion.

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 Kadampa Meditation Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG8



Saturday 16th January 2021 – Half Day Course – Feeling Connected to Others

Our instinctive view is that we are more important than everyone else. This view causes us to get upset whenever our wishes aren’t fulfilled & often brings us into conflict with others. Developing the view that thinks other people’s happiness is just as important as my own allows us to develop very close harmonious relationships with others & solves many of our problems.

On this day course we will learn how to truly connect with others through a kind and loving heart  

The teacher of this day course is Julie Forrest. Julie is the Education
Programme Co-ordinator for Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre. She is a very powerful teacher whose practical approach makes the teachings accessible to everyone.

All our meditation workshops start at 10am and run until 12.30pm
They cost £8.50 per person which includes refreshments.

You can book for in person or online streaming below – it is essential when you book that you specify either in person or online attendance.

Please note there are limited spaces available for in person attendance. You attendance in person will be confirmed only once you have received a booking reference email directly from Odiyana KMC.

BOOKINGS

How do you want to attend

New Meditation Classes – Transforming Life’s Difficulties – October 2020

Since the world began human beings have spent almost all their time & energy improving external situations in their search for happiness. 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 haven’t found a correct method for reducing our problems & increasing our happiness. The correct method is changing our attitude from negative to positive. However hard we try we will not be able to avoid problems. Things go wrong. It is impossible to avoid life’s difficulties but if we learn to transform these difficulties there is no need to become unhappy when things go wrong.

For instance when things go wrong we can see it as an opportunity to improve our patience. Most of our emotional problems come from failing to accept things as they are in which case patient acceptance is the solution rather than trying to change things. A lot of mental stability can be gained simply by acknowledging that things aren’t perfect & that it is natural for things to go wrong.

A person with no patience has no stability of mind & is upset by the slightest obstacle or criticism. In contrast, when we develop real patience our mind will be as stable as a mountain & as calm as the depths of an ocean. With such a strong stable mind it will be easy to develop all other good qualities.

Thinking in this way we can welcome difficulties as opportunities to deepen our patience. Most of our possessions are of limited value but patience will hold us in good stead for all our life & help us to respond positively to whatever life throws at us.

Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre is offering a 6 weeks course helping us to learn to transform life’s difficulties. These classes will be available via live stream – due to the new government guidelines.

We are delighted to be able to offer live streamed classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. The live stream from the Tuesday evening class will be available on demand for 3 days.

Our evening classes in other local areas outside of Northwich will unfortunately remain closed until January 2021.

FOR BOOKING PLEASE CLICK HERE

Half Day Course How to Survive the Festive Season – Saturday 5th December 2020

At Xmas we have some many conditions in place that we expect to make us happy. We have so many expectations. We have a time off work, time with our family, lots of food, parties  & presents but this can easily turn into a pressure cooker of intense emotions.

On this half day course learn how to work with our unrealistic expectations and develop peace and clarity of mind. This will help us to prepare our minds for this challenging period so that you can actually enjoy the festive season and make the most of this precious time with our family.

The teacher of this course is Belinda Johnson – Belinda’s is a dedicated practitioner who teaches in a gentle and compassionate way.

All our meditation workshops start at 10am and run until 12.30pm
They cost £8.50 per person which includes refreshments.

Booking

Due to the current Corona virus lockdown this course will take place via live video stream through Zoom.

To register and pay for this course please click her

Half Day Meditation Workshop – Saturday 23rd November 2019

When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort. If we train our mind to be peaceful we shall be happy all the time. Meditation is a way to develop peace within our mind.

These workshops are a chance to get deeper experience and insights into Buddha’s teachings.

The teacher of this day course is Bruce Robinson – Bruce has been a sincere Buddhist practitioner for many years. He has a soft and gentle approach that lends itself beautifully to this meditation workshop.

All our meditation workshops start at 10am and run until 12.30pm
They cost £8.50 per person which includes refreshments.

BOOKINGS

You can reserve a place on this course by paying a £3.50 deposit. You can do this either by –

– Clicking on this link Booking & Payments

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

Amitayus Empowerment – Saturday 26th October 2019

This life is very short & many of our activities such as watching TV, sport & entertainments are empty & have little meaning.

This Empowerment is an opportunity to receive the special blessing empowerment of Buddha Amitayus – the Buddha of long life, and to receive teachings on how to make our life more meaningful

The Empowerment starts at 10am 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 Kadampa Meditation Centre to 163 Chester Road, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 4AG