Meditation & Buddhism
Drop-in Classes

Thursdays  6.45 – 8pm

with Buddhist monk Kelsang Lachpa

Location: English Teaching College (ETC), Mackay House, Level 3, 92 Queens Dr, Lower Hutt

Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to help everyone find inner peace, happiness and well-being through meditation and Buddhist wisdom. Each class is self-contained so you can drop-in any week. Beginners welcome.

Class Fee: $13 (unwaged $10) | Free for Centre Members

Topics & Dates

Improving Relationships

Whether in our personal life or at work, we often find our relationships with others giv​e​ rise to many challenges that expose our anger, attachment, jealousy and expectations as well as feelings of resentment and unhappiness with ourselves and others.​ ​Explore how meditation has the power to profoundly improve and transform our relationships, both past and present.
September 10, 17, 24 & October 1

Habits of Happy People

We can all follow thoughts and ideas that lead to happiness rather than unhappiness. Simply understood, happy people have beautiful minds. In this course we will explore how to develop positive states of mind, which lead to mental stillness, inner resilience and happiness. Become a truly happy person regardless of life’s difficulties and an inspiring force for the people around you.
October 8, 15 & 22

A Stress-Free Life

Few things can be more debilitating than ongoing stress. Learn techniques to reduce stress and its underlying causes and how to deeply relax your body and mind. In this way we can stay strong, peaceful and inwardly protected in the face of life’s challenges.
November 5, 12 & 19

Developing Inner Confidence

We all want to feel good about ourselves. Suffering from a lack of self-confidence can adversely affect our daily life, relationships and well-being. In this series we will see how Buddhist wisdom offers us a different way of viewing ourself, relating to the extraordinary potential we all have rather than our limitations. Developing this inner confidence will naturally lead us to improve our good qualities and develop positive, happy states of mind, as well as enabling us to be a positive influence on those around us.
November 26, December 3, 10 & 17

Class Format

Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. The teacher will then give a talk based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate beneficial ways of thinking into our busy daily lives. The class concludes with a second guided meditation so that we are confident to begin practising on our own.

Afterwards there is opportunity for questions and discussion, and a chance to talk to the teacher.

For more information about what to expect at a class please click here.

The Venue

English Teaching College (ETC),
Mackay House, Level 3,
92 Queens Dr, Lower Hutt