Courses and Events

Events that will Transform Your Life

Full Event Listing (Courses, Meals, Kids Club and Empowerments)

Mindful Living Sat 3 Feb 10 - 1 pm £15
Experience inner peace and inspiration throughout the day by combining meditation with mindfulness. If used correctly, they have the power to transform every moment of our lives. Simple and suitable for everyone. More...

Love Without Pain Sat 10 Feb 10.30 - 12.00 pm £6 Old School Hs. Chapel St. Belper DE56 1AR Learn how to distinguish real love from painful attachment so that we can develop a more unconditional and peaceful love in our close relationships. More...

Be Your Own Doctor Sat 10 Mar 10 - 1 pm £15 Understand clearly the nature and source of all your daily problems and the methods to find freedom now and in the future. The course will end with the granting of the Refuge Vows. Keeping the refuge commitments is the swiftest way to heal your self of all suffering. More...

Basic Buddhism 17 Mar 10 - 1 pm £15
Discover how even the basic teachings in Buddhism can free you from most of your daily problems and ripen your potential for lasting happiness. A practical introduction to Buddhism suitable for everyone. More...

A Life Less Ordinary Sat 7 Apr 10 - 1 pm £15 Go beyond the ordinary and understand the boundless qualities of your mind for peace and compassion. An introduction to Tantric meditation that has the power to dissolve away all your ordinary day to day experiences. Open to everyone. More...

Food for Thought Fri 20 Apr 7.00 - 10.30 pm £15 Enjoy a guided meditation followed by a delicious veg/vegan meal lovingly prepared by members of the community. An ideal opportunity to meet and make new friends. More...

Weekend Away Retreat. A Peaceful Mind, A Peaceful Life Fri 27 - 29 April Madhyamaka KMC, near York. Designed to help us all unwind and discover the power of meditation and mindfulness to create a meaningful peace. Learn also how to maintain that inner peace in normal daily life by transforming everything you meet into a meaningful experience. Previous experience not required. More...

The Power of Gratitude 5 May 10.30 - 12.00 pm £6 The quality of being thankful and appreciative can radically transform your life. It is a skill that can be developed in meditation and then taken into your daily life using mindfulness. Use it to boost your happiness and well-being. More...

Healing the Past Sat 19 May 10 - 1 pm £15 Many of us find it difficult to let go of the hurt from the past, and move on with confidence and hope. Learn how to see past events in a more realistic and positive way that will encourage forgiveness and acceptance. More...

Karma, The Science of Good Fortune Sat 9 Jun 10 - 1 pm £15 An introduction to the workings of karma (actions) and how we can use this understanding to remain calm and relaxed when challenging things happen. Conviction in karma will guide and encourage us to lead a positive life, free from negativity. More...

Living Without Frustration Sat 16 Jun 10.30 - 12 pm £6 Learn how to overcome daily frustration and irritation using the power of patience. In this way we will become happier, more relaxed and be able to benefit those around us. More...

What to expect on a course or retreat and FAQ

An event can last from 3 (half-day) to 7 (full-day) hours. Each event will have a number of sessions (usually between one and four). These can last from one hour to one and a half hours depending on the course. A typical half-day event for example will include 2 sessions lasting about 75 min for teaching and guided meditation. A full day course will usually have four sessions.

Each event will normally consist of the following elements:

  • Preparatory meditations and contemplations to relax and calm the mind
  • A short teaching and guidance from a teacher
  • A guided meditation based on the teaching
  • Questions and answer session with discussion
  • Practical advice on our to integrate meditation into daily life

There is always plenty of time to relax and enjoy refreshments in between sessions.  Full-day courses include vegetarian lunch.

 

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Here are some common questions that people ask about our courses:

Q: Do I need to book in advance?

A: Yes, all events listed on this website will need to be booked in advance. Please go to the event page using the drop down list above.

 Q: What courses and retreats are available?

Our courses and retreats range from beginner level to more advanced levels on subjects from mindfulness & loving kindness to compassion & wisdom. You can see a list of courses offered at Heart Jewel Centre by using the navigation menus above.

Q: Do I need to be Buddhist to attend a course?

A: No, our courses are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

Q: Do I need to have experience of meditation or Buddhism to attend a course?

A: Generally no, all our events except our Tantric Courses are open to everyone, including complete beginners.

Q: Which events are suitable for someone with some experience of meditation?

A: all our events and retreats are suitable for beginners and those with a lot of experience. Each event is self-contained.

Q: Is food and accommodation included in your courses?

A: Unfortunately accommodation is unavailable. Lunch is provided for all our full-day courses and some of our half-day events.

Q: Will I be asked to say anything, or speak in front of a group of people?

A: No. But you can ask questions if you want to.

Q: Is there any physical exercise involved, such as yoga?

A: No. The courses focus on meditation alone.

Q: Can I sit on a chair or do I have to sit cross legged?

A: Yes, you can sit on a chair! There are also other seating arrangements for those who like to sit on the floor in the traditional cross legged style.

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Nothing in particular. However, some people find it useful to bring a notepad and pen.

Q: How should I dress? 

A: There are no special requirements, but comfortable clothing is generally best.