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Odiyana Centre provides meditation classes in Runcorn, teaching basic meditation and the practice of Kadampa Buddhism. The purpose of these classes is to help people to gain personal experience of inner peace, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts.

z chokyong 3Gen Kelsang Chökyong is the Resident Teacher at Odiyana Centre and teaches meditation in Runcorn. A disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen Chökyong is a Buddhist monk who has been studying, practising and teaching meditation for many years.

He was ordained in April 2000 and trained at Tara Buddhist Centre, near Derby, one of the foremost Buddhist colleges in Europe. When teaching, Gen Chökyong demonstrates a comprehensive wealth of knowledge, which he shares in a humorous and compassionate way.


Each class consists of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. They last about two hours, including refreshments. The classes are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators. Each class is self contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole course. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life.

Runcorn old police stationVenue
Old Police Station
Mersey Road

7:30pm – 9pm Monday evenings

6 week course – Discover Meditation – 13th April weekly until 18th May 2015

6 week course – Advice for a Happy life – 1st June weekly until 6th July 2015

6 week course – Happiness from a Different Source – 31st August weekly until 4th October 2015

7 week course – How to Solve Our Human Problems – 26th October weekly until 7th December 2015

Facility fee
£5 per class

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