The Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AG

Tuesday 7.30 pm – 9.00 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

Be Tour Own Doctor

1. Curing sickness. Due to the stresses of daily life we suffer many mental problems like anxiety, fear and dissatisfaction. We also suffer many physical problems too. To overcome these inner and outer  problems we need to become our own doctor, and apply the medicine of compassion to our mind. These meditations have the power to solve all our daily problems and can be practised by everyone.

2. Love, Faith and Empathy. These are the causes of pure compassion. Learn how we can cultivate these qualities in and out of meditation and how they will naturally bring benefit to yourself and others.

3. Understanding Compassion. What is the nature and function of compassion? This understanding will help us develop our strong wish to become a compassionate person.

4. Compassion in Action. How to apply compassion in our close relationships. Get to know how others are suffering a life of problems and develop a wish to protect them. This practice will hold us back from retaliating when those who are suffering harm us.

5. Taking Away Our Own Suffering. Learn a special meditation to purify the inner causes of our own suffering, both now and in future. Motivated by compassion for ourself we imagine taking on our future suffering and using it to destroy the inner causes already in our mind.

6. For Family and Friends. Learn how to apply the meditation ‘Taking’ to others suffering from mental and physical problems.

Classes are free to Class Card Holders. See Membership Fees

Inside Health

 4 Sept  Inside Health (free public talk) 

11 Sept  Letting Go of Blame

18 Sep Letting Go of Worry

25 Sept Letting Go of Pain

16 Oct Letting Go of Frustration

 23 Oct Letting Go of Regret


Be Your Own Doctor

6 Nov  Curing Sickness

13 Nov  Love, Faith and Empathy

20 Nov Understanding Compassion

27 Nov Compassion in Action

4 Dec Taking Away Our Own Suffering

11 Dec For Family and Friends


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The Teacher Kelsang Chodor
The teacher of this class is Kelsang Chodor. He has been resident teacher at Heart Jewel centre for over three years. As a close disciple of Gehse Kelsang for nearly 20 years, and an ordained monk for 10 years he has a wealth of experience and understanding to share. His goal is to make all the teachings available in a practical way so that people can integrate them into their daily lives.

The Friends Meeting House