What To Expect In Class
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What To Expect At A Class

What To Expect In ClassThe meditation classes we offer are suitable for anyone, whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome regardless of belief;  you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.

A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, discussion, and a final meditation. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Each class is self-contained, so feel free to start at any time.  Everyone is welcome to attend,  just drop in!

Most classes last an hour to an hour and a half.  To ensure that everyone is comfortable you may sit in a chair, or on a cushion; these are available at the Centre. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

After the class everyone is welcome to stay for socializing and a cup of tea.

Attending the class

Our drop-in classes are designed for you to drop-in to any class.  While they are arranged around a topic, each class is self-contained. You can attend the whole series of classes, or simply drop in to whichever ones you can.

You do not need to book in advance, just find a meditation class near you and pay when you arrive. If you would like more information or help, please contact us.

How long are classes?

Classes generally go on for an hour to an hour and a half. Look for more details on class pages.

I’ve never been to a Buddhist Centre before. What should I expect?

Classes at the centre are very accessible. Teachings and prayers are all in English. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. Comfortable chairs are used for seating. The shrine will be set with beautiful images and statues of Buddhas.

When entering the meditation room, it is traditional to take off shoes and hats. Also, when the Teacher enters, we normally stand out of respect for Buddha’s teachings.

I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?

For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program. The Foundation Program (FP) immerses us in Buddhist teachings by studying systematically one of five texts on the FP curriculum.


Founder - Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso



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