Old School House, Chapel Street, Belper DE56 1AR

Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. During the classes the teacher will explain how to meditate on various virtuous objects that will make the mind calm and peaceful; and how to use the insights gained to overcome our daily problems.

The class runs for an hour and a half. The teacher for this class is Gen Kelsang Chodor, the resident teacher at Heart Jewel Centre. Classes include 2 guided meditations, short talk and discussion.

The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. There is also no need to book.

Please note the centre is a registered charity and class fees cover only the running costs. Neither the teacher nor assistant receive any payment.

£6 per class (full-time students by donation). Or pay for each term in advance using credit card/Paypal account and save £1 on each class (i.e. £5 per class).

Details of next classes

Inside Health

  1. Mental Health. What are the causes of poor mental health and how can we use meditation and mindfulness to cure them? Over the next 6 weeks we will look at six issues that are causing mental health to decline and propose simple solutions everyone can practise in daily life.

  2. Letting Go of Blame. When things go wrong we habitually blame others. A clearer understanding of our own problems however will challenge the assumptions upon which blaming is based and prevent anger arising.

  3. Letting Go of Worry. Worry and anxiety blight many people’s lives and prevent us enjoying the good things in life. Therefore we need to learn how to let go of this anxious mind and instead think about the future in a more positive way.

  4. Letting Go of Pain. Loss of a dear friend or family member often gives rise to painful grief and distress. Our loss of happiness does not really perform any useful function, so we need to learn to respond to loss in ways that are more positive and productive.

  5. Letting Go of Frustration. When our desires and goals are obstructed irritation and frustration automatically arise making the mind unhappy. However it is possible to transform such problems by simply changing our views and intentions. Eventually we may see them as valuable opportunities for spiritual development.

  6. Letting Go of Regret. Don’t let regret blight your life, instead learn to move on and be grateful for the life we have.

Inside Health

 6 Sept  Inside Health (free public talk)

13 Sept  Letting Go of Blame

20 Sep Letting Go of Worry

27 Sept Letting Go of Pain

18 Oct Letting Go of Frustration

 25 Oct Letting Go of Regret


Be Your Own Doctor

 8 Nov  The Stresses of Daily Life

15 Nov  Love, Faith and Empathy

22 Nov Understanding Compassion

29 Nov Compassion in Action

6 Dec Taking Away Our Own Suffering

 13 Dec For Family and Friends


Classes are free to Class Card Holders. See Membership Fees

The teacher of this class is Carol Sherrif. She has been studying on Foundation Programme at Heart Jewel centre for over four years. She has a wealth of experience and understanding to share and is skilled in making the teachings accessible and practical for everyone.

Old School House