Weekly Meditation Class
Thursdays | 7.30pm – 8.45pm
Learn practical techniques and follow guided meditations to help you remain peaceful and happy in these weekly classes. Everyone is welcome.
The classes are organised as short courses, usually 3 to 5 weeks long. You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you wish as each class is self-contained.
We meditate sitting on chairs to ensure that everyone is comfortable and there is no physical exercise involved.
The general structure of the class is:
- Guided meditation on how to develop inner peace
- Teaching on how to solve daily problems and keep a happy mind
- Another meditation or questions & answers
Book your place
Pay As You Go - £8 per class
Attend the class and pay as you arrive. Please check back here first before you arrive to see whether the class is running.
Buy a Course card - £6 per class
Course cards are valid for 3 months and can be used at any of our weekly meditation classes. Bring your email receipt to class to exchange for your physical course card.
Address: Room 2, Christ Church (United Reform Church) 164 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AW
Important: Enter by the rear gate off Bradford Street (see below).
Happy Mind, Happy Life
Everyone wants to be happy all the time, even during sleep, but very few people know how to achieve this. Some people even think it’s not possible – but it definitely is! We can simply learn to choose happiness – learning to make a firm decision that: “Today, whatever happens, I choose to be happy through developing a positive state of mind.”
In these weekly classes we have the opportunity to learn Buddha’s scientifically-proven, positive ways of thinking about ourselves, other people, our jobs, our relationships and our life and in this way learn to develop the habits of happy people that will enable us to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life.
Finding Hope in Challenging Times
With all the problems appearing in the world right now it’s easy to become discouraged, anxious or fearful. In these weekly classes we will find practical solutions to problems that seem unsolvable. Rather than feeling discouraged by all the suffering and pain we see around us, and within us, Buddhist teachings offer us scientific methods to understand the root source of our problems and to develop the capacity of our mind for real positive change.
Mental Freedom from Suffering & Problems
Our problems are really our own unpleasant feelings. Suffering arises from our mental attitude towards people and situations. Therefore, we can only become free from suffering and problems by training our mind.
“If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed, we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
In these weekly classes we will learn through teachings and guided meditations how to respond to all challenges in life with a peaceful and positive mind.