Courses Worth Travelling To…

Cheltenham Akanishta Centre – Meditations for a Kind Heart

Meditation and Modern Buddhism

Saturday 16th July, 9.30am – 2.30pm

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Guided retreats are suitable for everyone. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from 9am to enjoy refreshments. There is free parking available at the back of the centre. The suggested contribution for day events are £14 or £10 concessions. These short retreat days 9.30am to 2.30pm are an ideal opportunity to learn about meditation and retreat.



Kadampa Meditation Centre – Birmingham

Stop Worrying, Start Living

talk on meditation and mindfulness with special guest teacher Kadam Lucy James

THURSDAY 20 JULY, 7 – 8.30PM

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming against the tide of life? Perhaps not living your life to the full as you are anxious about what may be lurking around the corner? On this course, Kadam Lucy will explain how we can become flexible and go with the flow by recognising that the things we hold onto and worry about are in a state of constant change. The more we live within the experience of the truth of impermanence, the more we can reduce our mental clinging, relax, and let go. This course of talks and practical meditations, suitable for everyone, will help free our minds from stress and worry so that we can really come to enjoy our life!


Kadam Lucy James, who is also the principal teacher of Kadampa Buddhism in Colorado. She is a close disciple of the founder of our Buddhist tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having first met him in 1981 and worked closely with him.

One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving Buddhist meditation centers in the past 35 years. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and United Kingdom due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity.

Her main job for many years was also to help edit and produce Geshe Kelsang’s books. Until quite recently, she was on a long meditation retreat.

Kadam Lucy is appreciated for her deep experience, clear mind, and inspiring yet practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings and meditations, showing how to make these immediately effective in our modern daily lives.

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Kadampa Meditation Centre – Birmingham

Dealing With Pain ~ with Scott Ellis


We all experience physical and mental pain in our life. Our normal approach is to reject our experience of pain and to try to push it away. However this just makes it worse. By learning to recognise some attitudes that underpin our pain, we can learn to begin to undo them. On this course we will explore some simple and tried and tested techniques for dealing with pain more constructively and we will learn some methods for freeing ourselves from it’s underlying causes.  Everyone welcome

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