Classes for Children and Teenagers and School/Group visits
Drop-in Meditation Classes
Saturdays & Sundays
The teachings of Buddha and learning to meditate are entirely suitable for children and teens to help them let go of their daily worries and concerns and to have a peaceful and relaxed mind and develop a positive outlook.
Many children and young people have busy and distracted minds, and they struggle with anxiety, worries and lack of confidence.
By trying simple, guided meditations, they can learn how to stay calm and happy, no matter how difficult things seem to be.
“with such busy lives, meditation is so important for everyone these days, including children” – One of the parents of the children who attend the children’s class.
We offer the following:
Suitable for ages 5-11
Includes a simple meditation and short teaching.
Suitable for age 12 upwards
Includes simple meditations, short teaching and an opportunity to discuss some of the ideas from the teaching and how these might help solve current worries and concerns.
If you are not sure which class your child might benefit from due to their age, please drop us an email to discuss.
Parents are asked to attend the class with their child
To book for an upcoming class, see below for online and in person/location options
We also offer visits to your school and for your school to visit us. At the moment, some of these activities are on hold or been held virtually but please drop us an email if you would like to discuss further.
Groups and clubs for young people can visit us to find out more about what we do and how the teachings of Buddha can help them in their lives.
Sunday 17 January, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 11am – 11.30am (later than usual to fit round day retreat)
Sunday 24 January, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 11am – 11.30am (later than usual to fit round day retreat)
Sunday 31 January, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 10am – 10.30am
Sunday 7 February, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 10am – 10.30am
Sunday 14 February, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 10am – 10.30am
Sunday 21 February, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 10am – 10.30am
Sunday 28 February, Buddha Land (Keighley) – in-person & online, 10am – 10.30am
Saturday Date to be arranged, Burnley – in person and online, 2pm – 3pm
The majority of these classes are taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin, the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley, and of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre. He is a Buddhist monk with over 22 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
In-person classes will need to be booked in advance rather than on our usual drop-in basis; suitable procedures are in place to keep attendees and teachers safe.