Learn to Meditate – new meditation classes in your area starting April 2017.

We believe that by simply improving external conditions we can be truly happy. Motivated by this belief most countries have made remarkable material progress. However, as we can see, this does not really make us happier or reduce our problems, but instead causes more problems. Our lives are now more complicated and dangerous and we are less happy and more worried.

Without inner peace there is no real happiness at all. The more we control our minds the more our inner peace increases and the happier we become. Therefore the real method to make ourself happy is to control our own mind.

Odiyana Buddhist Centre is running a 6 week course entitled Learn to Meditate. On this course you can learn the actual methods for controlling the mind. PLEASE NOTE HOLMES CHAPEL WILL START THE WEEK BEGINNING 27th APRIL DUE TO THE BANK HOLIDAY.

This course runs from the week beginning 17th April up to and including the week beginning 22nd May.

For details of venues please select your local areas from the drop down menu.

All of our evening meditation classes are drop in classes and so do not need to be booked.

UKDC 14th to 17th April 2017

The UK Dharma Celebration (UKDC) is a special course on Buddhism and meditation that explains how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living. The UKDC is a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

Taught by the National Spiritual Director of the UK Kadam Bridget Heyes, the Celebration is a holiday with a difference – giving you a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. The UKDC will leave you relaxed, inspired and spiritually re-energised.

Letting go of the past & moving towards a happy future
At 2017’s UKDC over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14–17th April), Kadam Bridget will give the traditional blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification, as well as a series of practical teachings explaining how to rely on him in our busy lives to purify and let go of past mistakes and move forward into a positive future of lasting inner peace and joy.

Everybody is welcome, and no previous experience is necessary.

The UKDC is held at Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre in Derbyshire – a beautiful and peaceful venue which is particularly stunning in the spring-time as the 36 acres of parkland come to life. Close to the M6 and M1 as well as to East Midlands Airport, Tara KMC is easily accessible from throughout the UK and internationally.

To book your place at this event please click on this link UKDC 

Free Ebook – How to Transform your Life

Solve your own and others’ problems
“Through practising the instructions presented in this book we can transform our life from a state of misery into one of pure and everlasting happiness. These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature. Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.”  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

A Special Present from the Author
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world.

“Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso wishes so much for everyone to have access to these special practices that he has requested Tharpa Publications to give this book away freely as an ebook.”

Manuel Rivero-De’Martine – Tharpa Publications Director

To download your free copy of How to Transform Your Life please click on this link
https://howtotyl.com/

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