The Way of Tibetan Buddhism
If you’d like to learn about Buddhism, a series of sessions start on 16 March 2021 which explore some of the basic teachings.
Based on the book ‘The Way of Tibetan Buddhism’ by Lama Jampa Thaye, the sessions run every Tuesday, from 10.30am to 12 noon, for 12 weeks, using zoom.
Each session starts with calm-abiding meditation, for about 20 minutes. You’ll be given guidance on how to sit and settle the mind. After that, the session will focus on one of the themes from ‘The Way of Tibetan Buddhism.’ There will then be time for reflection and discussion before another short period of meditation.
These sessions are a follow-on from the first ‘Way of Tibetan Buddhism’ course, which ran from December to February. But you’re welcome to join these sessions even if you didn’t take part in the first course.
All are welcome, whether you’re new to Buddhism and meditation or already have some experience. And of course you don’t need to be in Fylde to take part!
Zoom link: The Way of Tibetan Buddhism (hosted by Fylde) Tuesday 10.30am to 12 noon
For more information please email email@example.com or phone Peter on 07961 885668.
You can also read the leaflet Follow up programme to Way of Tibetan Buddhism , which gives more information.
Part 1. Introduction: Taking refuge in the Three Jewels.
Part 2. Motivation for taking refuge. Method of taking refuge.
Part 3. Training associated with taking refuge.
Part 4. Practising the path: hearing, thinking and meditating
Part 5. The Four Seals: introduction – rebirth
Part 6. The Four Seals 1: All conditioned phenomena are impermanent.
Part 7. The Four Seals 2: All contaminated phenomena are suffering.
Part 8. The Four Seals 3: All phenomena are devoid of a self.
Part 9. The Four Seals 4: Nirvana alone is peace.
Part 10: The Mahayana – compassion and relative bodhicitta
Part 11: The Mahayana – Wisdom and ultimate bodhicitta
Part 12: The two types of Mayahana (a summary.)
You may find it helpful to read the book alongside the course, if you wish to study in more depth. You can obtain The Way of Tibetan Buddhism (ISBN-13: 978-0722540176), or the slightly updated edition entitled The Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism (ISBN-13: 978-1541069473), from the Kagyu Ling shop or from any good bookseller.
- More information about Lama Jampa Thaye
Further online meditation classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays via Zoom. Sessions are free and all are welcome.
Visit What’s On for all the Meditation Zone times and Zoom links.
Meditation in Fylde
Due to the coronavirus situation, in-person Buddhist meditation classes in Poulton-le-Fylde are closed until further notice. The sessions are usually held at Carleton Memorial Hall, Moorfield Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7QE. (small hall – side door entrance.)
- Find a map showing the location of Carleton Memorial Hall.
Contact Fylde meditation
Tel: 07961 885 668
More meditation classes
We have groups across the north west including Cheshire and Lancashire. In the Wirral there are groups in Birkenhead and New Brighton. There are also groups in Chester, Liverpool, Colne, Wigan, Prestwich and Central Manchester. Usually all the groups hold weekly classes, at which newcomers are welcome, but due to coronavirus many are currently suspended. Check each group’s page for more information.
Find meditation classes in the north west.