ODIYANA KMC Re-opens September 6th 2020

We are delighted to be able to open our doors to you again from Sunday 6th September 2020. We plan to do this in a way that ensures your safety and the safety of the residents who live at Odiyana KMC. In order to do this we ask people to read and adhere to the following guidelines.

All classes, chanted prayer sessions, day courses and retreats must be booked in advance. Unfortunately if people do not book they will be unable to attend the event in question.

We are offering the following classes

Evening meditation classes

We are able to offer a unique blend of online (Zoom) and in person classes starting with Solutions for Modern Problems – Monday 7th September – Tuesday 20th October 2020 7.30pm.

We will be running classes at our centre in Northwich on Monday and Tuesday evenings. 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.

Due to the current situation booking is required for all of our classes. You can book for in person or online streaming by following the link 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.

Please book for the evening classes here BOOKING

Day time meditation classes

We will be running day time classes at our centre in Northwich on Wednesday and Friday lunch time – 12.30pm till 1.15pm.

Due to the current situation booking is required for all of our classes. You can book for classes by following the link below

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.

Class date 2020

September – 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th

October – 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd

November – 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th and 27th

December – 2nd, 4th, 16th and 18th

Please book for the day time classes here BOOKING

Modern Buddhism Classes

We are delighted to be able to offer online (Zoom) classes starting from September. We will be running classes on Sunday evenings.

Due to the current situation booking is required for all of our classes. You can book for online streaming by following the link below.

CLASS DATES IN 2020

September – 6th, 20th and 27th

October – 11th and 18th

November – 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

December – 6th

Please book for Modern Buddhism classes here BOOKING

We look forward to seeing you at one of our classes soon.

New Meditation Classes – September to October 2020

In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably & as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happiness. There is no less suffering in the world today & there are no fewer problems. Indeed it might be said that there are now more problems than ever before.

Superficially it looks like our world is improving. We know so many things we didn’t know before & can do things we never even dreamt of but if we look a bit more deeply we will see that there are many problems that never existed before. Terrifying weapons have been invented, our environment is being poisoned & new diseases are appearing. The result of an unbridled pursuit of happiness is that our planet is being destroyed & our lives are becoming more complicated & dissatisfying. People are suffering more from stress, anxiety & low self-esteem. It is clear that something is deeply wrong & that manipulating external conditions will not help solve these modern problems.

The reason for this is the problems are internal problems & we can’t solve these with external solutions. Happiness is part of our mind, it is a feeling, so the real source of happiness must lie within our mind not in external conditions. If our mind is peaceful we will be happy all the time but if our mind is unpeaceful we will never be happy however much we try to change our external conditions. Odiyana Kadampa Meditation Centre is running a 7 week course entitled Meditations for Modern Problems.

Solutions for Modern Problems – Monday 7th September – Tuesday 20th October 2020

We are delighted to be able to offer a unique blend of online (Zoom) and in person classes starting from September. We will be running classes at our centre in Northwich on Monday and Tuesday evenings. 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.

Due to the current situation booking is required for all of our classes. You can book for in person or online streaming by clicking on the link 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.

FOR BOOKING PLEASE CLICK HERE

Weekend Away Retreat at Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre 12th to 14th March 2021

This weekend is offering us a chance to get away and visit the beautiful Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC). Madhyamaka is a special place of tranquility, rest and reflection located near Pocklington in the Yorkshire Wolds.

During this weekend you will have a chance to engage in a weekend of guided retreat. This is a great opportunity to get away from it all and give yourself the chance to unwind and develop a deep feeling of inner peace that can have long term beneficial effects on your health and wellbeing.

The teacher guding this weekend retreat will be 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.

If you wish to attend this away retreat please contact the Education Programme Coordinator at epc@meditationincheshire.org

Lamrim Retreat – 1 week 24th to 30th August 2020

This retreat is a special opportunity to become familiar with Buddhist meditation and in particular the meditations on the stages of the path to enlightenment. These meditations, known as Lamrim, have the power to improve our good qualities (love, compassion and wisdom) and increase our inner peace and happiness.

By practicing Lamrim meditation we can transform our mind.

This retreat is an opportunity to experience the benefits of Lamrim meditation and learn how to integrate them into our life.

What to expect

Each session will be guided by Gen Kelsang Chokyong. He will give explanation on the particular meditation subject followed by a guided meditation. Each session lasts for an hour and a half and consists of chanted prayers, explanations and a period of silence for contemplation and meditation.

Sessions will be daily at 7am, 11am, 4pm and 7pm. You can attend any or all retreat sessions.

Guided Lamrim Retreat – 19th to 24th January 2020

Odiyana Centre are delighted to be holding a 1 week guided Lamrim retreat from 19th to 24th January 2020. This is open to everyone who wishes to take refuge from the busyness and stress of the modern world.

The meditation sessions will be easily accessible and suitable for beginners. They will focus on such things as love, the kindness of others and compassion. Each session will be guided by Bruce Robinson


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 sessions will be every day at 7am, 11am, 4pm and 7pm and are free.

You do not have to attend every session just those you are able to.

The retreat is completely free to attend.

Saturday 13th June 2020 – Half Day Course – Learning to Let Go

All living beings have the same basic wish to be happy & to avoid suffering but very few people understand the real causes of happiness & suffering. The real source of happiness is inner peace. In our attempt to control the world we often suffer from stress, anger & unhappiness. By learning to let go we can develop a calm peaceful mind & experience a lasting happiness free from problems

On this day course we will learn how to let go and live our lives free from stress and unhappiness

The course will consist of 2 sessions 10-11.30am & 12-1.30pm

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.

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

Booking

The course 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 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 £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

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