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Choose Happiness in 2019 (Kensington Classes)

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Kadampa Meditation Centre London

27-33 Earls Court Road

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Choose Happiness in 2019

£32 FOR 4-WEEK MEDITATION SERIES | £10 PER CLASS DROP-IN (NO NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE)

Everybody wants to be happy and we look for it in every area of our life – at work, in our relationships, our hobbies and so forth. However, in our pursuit for happiness many people find just the opposite: we feel unhappy, depressed or simply lack self-esteem. Sometimes it feels like we’ve done everything right: we’ve got the job, success, car house, money, family and yet these things did not bring the happiness we thought they would. We are left questioning: Why am I so sad and unhappy? Why do these things not make me feel better in the long run?

Buddha’s answer to all these questions is very simple: we are looking in the wrong place! Until now we have tried to find happiness by constantly changing our external situation- we change partner or job, try to look good, achieve success but the good feelings never last and with these attainments come many things we don’t want. Buddha’s teachings tell us: if we want authentic lasting happiness, then rather than depending upon changing external conditions, you must learn to make yourself happy through establishing peace within your own mind.

This 4-week course provides an opportunity to do just that, to learn how to make ourselves happy by establishing its causes from within. Each week will explore the topic from a different angle and learn practical instructions we can apply immediately in our lives. Although it is beneficial to try and attend the whole series, the classes are self-contained and so can also be attended on a drop-in basis. No previous experience is necessary.

Wednesday 9 January – Meditation makes you Happy

Wednesday 16 January – Being Happy whatever Happens

Wednesday 23 January – The Art of Positive Thinking

Wednesday 30 January – Creating a Positive Future


ABOUT THE TEACHER


Gen Kelsang Gomchen is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism. He has received extensive teachings of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Programme with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra.

He is known for his 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. He has taught extensively throughout the UK and recently Venerable Geshe-la requested him to teach at KMC London in both the Temple and our city centre space in Kensington.

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