Drop-in Buddhist Meditation Classes
The meditation classes in Burnley teach you how to gain an experience of inner peace through meditation. They are a great way to learn to meditate, to improve your meditation practice, or to learn new meditation techniques. Through meditation we can learn to relax, let go of our daily concerns and develop a fresh and positive outlook.
The classes in Burnley are taught by Gen Kelsang Päljin, a Buddhist monk with over 15 years’ experience of practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism. Päljin has been the Resident Teacher of Buddha Land Buddhist Centre, Keighley for the past 8 years. He is able to explain clearly and simply how we can apply meditation in our daily lives and so experience deep and lasting happiness.
The classes include guided meditations and a talk explaining how to practice and apply meditation. They are self contained, so you can attend individual classes. Please see below for full details.
Everyone is welcome.
Wednesdays 11.00am – 12.00pm
Cost £5 per class
Find Happiness from Within
Wed 18 Dec – Living Lightly
Enjoy a Peaceful Mind
Wed 2 Jan – Clear Your Mind
Wed 9 Jan – Experience a Peaceful Mind
New Year, New Direction
Wed 16 Jan – New Year New Direction
Wed 23 Jan – Take a Step Back
Wed 30 Jan – Determination to Change
Wed 6 Feb – Understand Yourself
Wed 13 Feb – Achieve Lasting Happiness
Wed 20 Feb – Gain Results from Meditation
Wed 27 Feb – Develop Wisdom
Inner Strength, Overcoming Anger
Wed 6 Mar – Choosing Patience
Wed 13 Mar – Why We Get Angry?
Wed 20 Mar – Accepting Difficulties
Wed 27 Mar – Using Wisdom with Acceptance
Wed 3 Apr – Learning Not to Retaliate
Wed 10 Apr – Working with Difficult People
Wed 17 Apr – Patience with Family
Wed 24 Apr – Patience in Daily Life
Wednesday Lunchtime Meditations – free
12.30pm – 12.45pm
The lunchtime meditations offer simple guided meditations for gaining practical experience of inner peace. These meditations help us to relax, let go of our daily concerns and develop a fresh and positive outlook. As well as a guided meditation there is a short explanation of how to practice meditation in daily life and are taught by experienced students of the centre. Everyone is welcome.
Sundays 11am – 12noon:
Cost £2.50 per child
These classes for children teach how to gain an experience of inner peace though meditation. They are a great way to learn how difficulties come from the mind and to start to overcome them. Through meditation we can learn to relax, let go of our daily concerns and develop a fresh and positive outlook regardless of our age. Buddha’s teachings help us to understand the experiences of others, to overcome selfishness and to cherish others.
These classes are aimed specifically for young people. The usual classes are suitable for anyone over about 14 but these classes will be aimed at younger children. There will a short talk, guided meditations and activities such as drawing.
Everyone under 13 and over 5 is welcome but an adult needs to come along as well. If you would like more information about these classes, if you would like to check about the suitability of them or have any other queries please send us an email or give us a call.
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.
If you contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions and provide any additional information you would like to know concerning the classes.
In addition to Burnley the meditation class also covers towns and villages in the Pendle area including Nelson, Padiham, Accrington, Whalley, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Todmorden and the area of Rossendale.