Events that will Transform Your Life

7

Sept

 

The Habits of Happy People

Sat 7 September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm £15

How the practice of Buddha’s teachings can give us the positive habits of a happy mind that have the power to make us happy regardless of our external conditions.

21

Sept

 

The Habits Of Good Meditators

Sat 21 September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm £15

Meditation is the scientific method for making the mind positive and peaceful.  In this course you will learn what habits we need to cultivate in order for our meditations to be effective.

12

Oct

 

The Sun Does Shine

Sat 12 October 10:00 am – 1:00 pm £15

Sometimes we wake up and life seems so gloomy and dark. We need to understand that this darkness is coming from our mind and that we have the power to feel positive about all the situations in our life.

16

Nov

 

Becoming Empowered

Sat 16 November 10:00 am – 5:00 pm £30

Empowerments are special occasions to make a close connection with a particular Buddha and receive powerful blessings.

7

Dec

 

Rethinking Anxiety

Sat 7 December 10:00 am – 1:00 pm £15

In these busy times, worry and anxiety is a problem many of us, but not everyone, are afflicted with.

20

Dec

 

Festive Meditation & Meal

Fri 20 December 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm £20

Food for both body and mind and a brilliant way to bring in the festive period.

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.