Inner Strength – Overcoming Anger
Drop-in Meditation Classes
Day & Evening Classes Tuesdays to Fridays
This series of classes will explore why happiness and peaceful states of mind are short-lived, whilst negative states of mind, such as irritation and upset seem to appear with remarkable ease.
We will get to the root of our anger problem and look at methods to solve this through the practice of patience.
Many of us may not succumb to full-blown anger, but how many of us can say that we don’t get irritated or frustrated on a daily basis? Every day we meet with the unexpected and unwanted and unless we have trained our mind, our experience will be suffering and negative states of mind.
Taking teachings from the book How to Solve our Human Problems, we will discover the difference between outer problems and inner problems, and by focusing on solving our inner problems of unpleasant feelings, we can learn to maintain patience when faced with even the most difficult circumstances.
“Just as there is room in the sky for a thunderstorm, so there is room in the vast space of our mind for a few painful feelings; and just as a storm has no power to destroy the sky, so unpleasant feelings have no power to destroy our mind.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Most of the classes are taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin, the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land Kadampa Meditation Centre (which is in Keighley), and the Principal Teacher of Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre. He is a Buddhist monk with over 25 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism.
The Wednesday 11 – 12 class at Keighley and the Thursday 11-12 class at Keighley are taught by Kelsang Dra-ma, a student of the Teacher Training Programme at Buddha Land Kadampa Meditation Centre, Keighley.
The Tuesday 12noon – 1pm class at Otley is taught by Paul Cavanaugh, a student of the Foundation Programme at Buddha Land Kadampa Meditation Centre, Keighley.
Inner Strength, Overcoming Anger
The course ‘Inner Strength, Overcoming Anger’ will run at the following times and locations (links will take you to the respective class website).
Tuesdays 11am – 12noon, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Tuesdays 12noon – 1pm, Otley Town Partnership, Otley* (no class 28 March)
Tuesdays 7pm – 8pm, Otley Town Partnership, Otley
Wednesdays 11am – 12noon, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Wednesdays 11am – 12noon, Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm*, Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley *New Time
Thursdays 11am – 12noon, Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnley
Thursdays 11am – 12noon, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Fridays 1pm – 1.40pm, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Fridays 6pm – 7pm, Buddha Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Keighley
Please book in-person classes in advance if you are able.