'Peaceful solutions for modern problems'
A regular drop-in meditation class offering practical instruction on how to enjoy a peaceful, positive mind in modern daily life. Suitable for everyone, including complete beginners. We hope to welcome you soon!
What happens in a class?
All Classes consist of guided meditation, some explanation from the Teacher, discussion and questions and answers. For some FAQ about our classes click here. For more info about who we are click here.
Wednesdays from 1 - 2pm with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khechog
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR
Please note: The venue can be hard to find even though it's just off the ring road. Please see the video at the bottom of this page for very clear directions.
Dates: Classes run throughout the year, usually with breaks for the school holidays. See 'upcoming classes' below for current dates.
Facility fee: £6 per class / £3.50 unwaged including refreshments.
Attend the series or drop in for individual classes. No need to book.
Wednesday, 5th June - ‘How to Solve Our Human Problems’
Craving, or what Buddha called ‘attachment’ is a mind which never lets us rest, making us needy, dissatisfied and frustrated. Meditation helps us to overcome this real inner problem and find contentment and peace. Find out more in this class.
Wednesday, 12th June - ‘Seeing Life as Precious’
Inspiration is not something we should wait for, hoping it will arise by chance. In this class we will learn to consciously cultivate our sense that our life is beautiful and precious using a meditation we can carry with us into daily life.
Wednesday, 19th June - ‘How to Protect Yourself Against Negative Minds’
In this class learn how a clear recognition of our own impermanence is a powerful aid to combating bad mental habits and our best ally in creating new positive habits of mind.
Wednesday, 26th June - ‘Healthy Perspectives on Suffering’
Suffering is a daily part of this world and so being able to use it in a positive way is important for a happy life. In this class we will explore Buddha’s teachings on suffering and how to use it to strengthen our positive minds.
Wednesday, 3rdJuly - ‘Accepting Help in Meditation’
Any success we enjoy always depends upon receiving help. Meditation is no different. Explore and meditate on Buddha’s teachings on how to find the help we need in this class.
Wednesday, 10th July -‘How to Create Peace One Moment at a Time’
Positive actions create the causes for happiness, negative actions create the causes for suffering. In this class we will explore how to gain confidence in this truth and harness it to make real, lasting change in our life.
Wednesday, 17th July - ‘Leaving Suffering Behind’
Everyone, in their heart of hearts, wishes to leave suffering behind for good. When we understand the root cause of all our pain is in our own mind, then we can start to move to the lasting happiness we wish for. In this class learn how to take steps towards this goal.