The Art of Contentment
Half Day Course
Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Saturday 1 Sept, 10am – 1pm
“Without contentment, a rich man will think he is poor”- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. By learning to be happy with, and grateful for, what we have, we can overcome dissatisfaction, simplify our lives and focus more easily on internal changes.
In our modern, materialistic world we are often encouraged to believe that the more we have the happier we will be. Better external conditions such as houses, clothes, electronic goods, holidays, money, reputation, status, are seen as true causes of happiness. But in reality those who are richest in terms of monetary wealth and status are less happy than those who are more content but have less.
In our finite world, with ever increasing population and material consumption, goods and resources are limited and fast being depleted. But development and accumulation of internal riches is unlimited, without harmful repercussions.
In this meditation course we will learn how to be more content and satisfied, how to let go of desires and attachments and how to control our acquisitive nature. This course will include guided meditations, which will help us to develop a peaceful and positive mind. Day Courses are an ideal way to learn more about meditation and inner peace. They are ideal for those who are new to meditation and those who would like to improve.
The cost of the half day course is £12.50 (GP Centre Card £5). Refreshments are available in our World Peace Cafe during the course.
Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Burnside Mill, Parker St, Burnley , BB11 1AR, Lancs, UK
Burnley Kadampa Buddhist Centre has a ground floor cafe/shop and meditation room.
The centre is open on Wed and Sat 10am til 2pm. For Saturday morning courses the centre is open from 9.45am.
The Centre is located on Parker Street in the centre of Burnley close to Charter Walk Shopping Centre and the new Next store.
It is 5min walk from Burnley Central Train Station and 12min walk from Burnley Bus Station.
Parking is easily accessible in local car parks from 2 to 5 min walk away, while short stay on-street parking is available outside our door. On-street parking is unrestricted after 5pm.