Meditation in Reading and the Thames Valley

Meditation Classes in Reading

Classes at Shantideva Centre
Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Tuesdays Classes
Next Course:
´Choose Happiness’
Understanding the Mind

14th April – 19th May

This course is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind – showing how to make meditation effective  and revealing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones.

This course will be based on the book How to Understand the Mind by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Each class is self contained so you can follow a course or just drop in at any time, no need to book.

Weekly outlines:

  • 14/04        Happiness vs suffering
  • 21/04        Freedom vs attachment
  • 28/04       Patience vs anger
  • 05/05       Humility vs pride
  • 12/05        Clarity vs confusion
  • 19/05        Wisdom vs ignorance
  • Half term Break
  • 02/06       Rejoicing vs jealousy
  • 09/06       Enjoyment vs laziness
  • 16/06       Conscientiousness vs recklessness
  • 23/06       Confidence vs limitations
  • 30/06       Love vs hate
  • 07/07       Compassion vs harmfulness
  • 14/07       Generosity vs miserliness
Thursdays Classes
This & Next Course:
‘Discover Meditation’ -
Meditation to make life happy and meaningful

16th April – 21st May

Meditation has the potential to impact our mind and our life in simple yet profound ways. A basic meditation practice reduces personal stress and anxiety; a deeper practice allows us to grow positive and loving states of mind which improve our relationships and our daily experience of life. From this basis, if we wish, we can expand our understanding and discover a spiritual path that fits within modern life. Discover the benefits on this introductory course.

This course will be based on the book The New Mediation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Each class is self contained so you can follow a course or just drop in at any time, no need to book.

Weekly outlines:

  • 16/04         The search for happiness – looking within
  • 23/04          Meditation – transform your mind into peace
  • 30/04          Inspiration – wake up smiling
  • 07/05          Comfortable living – touching base with reality
  • 14/05          Problem free zone – creation and maintenance
  • 21/05          Karmic conundrums – understanding & control
  • Half term break
  • 04/06         Spaciousness of mind – allowing insight to dawn
  • 11/06         Definite emergence – moving on
  • 18/06          Wisdom love – how to make it work
  • 25/06         Tender heart – dare to care
  • 02/07         Potentially brilliant – aspire & become
  • 09/07          It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day – feeling good!
  • 16/07          Hallucinating problems – waking up

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays  7.30 – 9pm

Venue: Shantideva Centre, 9 Bath Rd, Reading, RG1 6HH ( parking available)

Class fee: Evenings – £6 ‘pay-per-class’ or Discount Cards available at the class (5 classes for £25) or free with Centre Card.

Next Course: 2nd June – 16th July

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