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everyone welcome

moving forward, kindness, courage, meditation

Sat 26 Sept

10am - 11.30am

teacher Gen Dema


Reshaping Our Lives

During this time of global uncertainty and disruption we have a special opportunity to think more deeply about what we are looking for from our lives. We all wish to be happy and to avoid suffering, from a new-born baby to the tiniest insect. We have spent most of our time trying to find happiness and avoid suffering by improving our external conditions, not realising that happiness and suffering are states of mind, and therefore their main causes must come from our mind. If we wish to increase our happiness and decrease our suffering, we need to learn to transform our mind, by gradually reducing and eliminating negative states of mind and replacing them with positive peaceful states of mind. Only then will we discover the true source of lasting happiness and real freedom from suffering and be able to help others to find greater peace of mind.

In this short course we will reflect on these home-truths and develop a really strong wish to give more energy to inner development as the real source of lasting happiness and fulfilment. The course will consist of a short Buddhist prayer, a guided breathing meditation, a talk and a concluding guided meditation. It will be led by Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Dema, the resident teacher at Uma KMC. Everyone is welcome.

water lily, marsh, water

Sat 10 Oct

10am - 12pm

teacher Gen Dema

Find Out About Buddhism

Discover who Buddha was what he taught, what Buddhists believe, why and how they meditate and how they practise Buddhism in their daily lives. “Although Buddhism is an ancient religion that first appeared in the East, the practices taught by Buddha are timeless and universally applicable. These days, many people are  discovering that Buddhism has answers to questions and solutions to problems that cannot be found elsewhere.” (Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso available from www.tharpa.com ). This morning course will be taught by Gen Kelsang Dema, Buddhist nun, and resident teacher at Uma Kadampa Meditation Centre in Carlisle. It will begin with a short Buddhist prayer, followed by a guided breathing meditation, a talk, a second guided meditation and time for questions and answers.  Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of religion, nationality, gender et