Welcome to Heart Jewel Centre
We are now open for in person classes
Meditation & Modern Buddhism
Heart Jewel Kadampa Buddhist Centre was established in November 2007 by the fully qualified meditation master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It is a registered charity (1124913) aiming to promote meditation and other Buddhist practices in modern society in order to increase happiness and well-being..
Located in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, the Centre provides a peaceful and inspiring environment dedicated to inner and outer peace where anyone can visit, relax and learn about meditation and Buddhism. We also run out-reach classes in Ashbourne, Belper, Wirksworth and Chesterfield.
All our teachings are taken from the Kadmapa Buddhist Tradition, as presented by the renowned teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Our classes and events are open to everyone ragardless of sex, race and religion. Everyone can benefit from these classes, you don’t have to be a Buddhist.
We emphasise the practical application of meditation and mindfulness in normal daily life.
Our Programme and Benefits
The Centre offers drop-in and on-line classes, retreats, guided meditations and a weekend study programme.
There are 8 main programme areas:
- Introduction to Buddhism (Sutra and Tantra).
- Meditation & Mindfulness for Beginners.
- Positive Thinking – boosting and strengthening our good thoughts that increase peace of mind and well-being.
- Protecting Mental Health – methods to reduce and abandon our negative thoughts and emotions such as anger and anxiety.
- Transforming Lives – life skills for transforming adversity and stressful situations.
- Actions for Happiness – building lives around positve actions such as generosity and patience that boost happiness and benefit others.
- Improving Relationships – building love and compassion in all our relationships, overcoming feelings of lonliness and isolation.
- In-depth Buddhism – explanation of the complete path to Enlightenment.
Simply Meditate Lunchtime
We are now on the summer break and classes will resume on the 7th September
We are now on our summer break
Evening classes will resume in Matlock Bath, Belper & Cheserfield from 6th September
Meditation & Mindfulness
Two online half day courses on the 14th & 21st August.
£15 per course or special price of £20 for both
We hear a lot these days about how meditation and mindfulness is a great way to overcome stress and achieve a more balanced mental state, but what exactly is mindfulness and meditation? Join us for these 2 half day courses, where Gen Osung will explain these practices from within the Modern Buddhist tradition.
Meditation means to settle our mind and focus on positivity, on wisdom and compassion – holding in our mind thoughts that cause us to develop inner peace. It is a powerful way to become a happier, more fulfilled person.
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort. However, if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
Training in mindfulness and concentration is not just watching our mind, but actively improving our mind by keeping it focused on a positive object. This practice involves three main mental factors: mindfulness, alertness and conscientiousness.
During this half day course, we will learn how to improve our concentration in meditation by using mindfulness, alertness and conscientiousness.
Improving our concentration in this way gives us the freedom to accomplish whatever we wish for.
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