Thursday Evening Classes in Plymouth

Times: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience needed.

All these classes are included as free for members. Membership is not required to attend these classes but if you would like to become a member, please click here to find out more.

Our Thursday and Tuesday evening classes at KMC Plymouth will cover the same topics and short courses – you can attend either evening.

Stress-Less

Thursdays 7pm – 8.30pm

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Please note there is no Thursday evening class on Thursday 30th May.

Stress-Less

These classes are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation. Everyone is welcome. Start attending this class at any time.

Stress gets us everywhere in our modern, busy world. Stress can come up from just about anything – our work, our family and friends, difficult situations…. the list is endless. But what is stress and why do we experience it? During these classes we will examine how we respond to different situations, how we view the world around us and how our mind influences what we experience.   

With a little wisdom and some practical meditations, we can most definitely destress and let our worries and cares melt away. When we achieve some inner peace, no matter how small and fleeting, we gain space in our mind enabling us to respond to stressful situations with a positive approach. Instead of reacting with anger and frustration we can calmly look to finding solutions to our problems!   

– These classes are in-person

– Each class is self-contained

– Drop-in classes

– No need to book

– Join at any time

Individual classes are £7

OR you can get a pre-paid card and get 5 classes for £25. These can be bought at the class or with the button below.

Prefer to book your place in advance?…..

All these classes are included for free for members.

To become a member click here.

Venue:
KMC Plymouth, 48-50 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LE

Accepting What Is

Thursdays 7pm – 8.30pm

June 6, 13, 20, 27

Accepting What Is

We often think, “It shouldn’t be like this!”, when something goes wrong or we don’t fulfil our wishes. Likewise, we often look at other people and think, “they shouldn’t do/say that!”.   

“Should” is a very useful word but we frequently use it in the context of the things we don’t like or want, or which “should” be other than what they are. Instead, we could learn to accept that things are what they are, people are who they are and that what we might want is not necessarily what we get. That does not mean we do nothing to resolve a difficult situation, but it does mean we can approach it with wisdom and understanding and be effective in managing problems whilst keeping a happy mind.  

When we can accept what is, instead of fighting against it, wishing it was something else, we free ourselves from the emotions and constraints we normally experience. With this freedom we can peacefully move on with our day, remain calm and when problems arise, we can overcome them without the upset and hurt.   

 These classes are suitable for everyone and everyone is welcome.  

– These classes are in-person

– Each class is self-contained

– Drop-in classes

– No need to book

– Join at any time

Individual classes are £7

OR you can get a pre-paid card and get 5 classes for £25. These can be bought at the class or with the button below.

Prefer to book your place in advance?…..

All these classes are included for free for members.

To become a member click here.

Venue:
KMC Plymouth, 48-50 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LE

Finding Clarity

Thursdays 7pm – 8.30pm

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Finding Clarity

We say the nature of mind is clarity, but what does this mean and why is it of any use to us? If we can gain insight into the nature of our mind through our own experience, we can understand what the mind is, how it functions and how our thoughts, feelings and emotions arise. With even a small understanding we can start to transform our lives by harnessing the power of our mind to work for us rather than against us.   

Using special meditations on the nature of mind by following simple instructions, we can gain infinite benefits – from calming our mind and helping us to dissolve away distractions, worry and anxiety, to improving our concentration and mindfulness, these mediations will ultimately lead us all the way to enlightenment.   

These powerful yet simple meditations can be used by anyone, and these classes are suitable for everyone be they a beginner or someone with experience.   

– These classes are in-person

– Each class is self-contained

– Drop-in classes

– No need to book

– Join at any time

Individual classes are £7

OR you can get a pre-paid card and get 5 classes for £25. These can be bought at the class or with the button below.

Prefer to book your place in advance?…..

All these classes are included for free for members.

To become a member click here.

Venue:
KMC Plymouth, 48-50 Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6LE

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Dragden has been practicing since 2000 and was ordained in 2006. Having worked and taught in many centres, Gen Dragden is currently the Resident Teacher at KMC Plymouth, teaching evening classes, courses, and our foundation and teacher training programmes as well as branch classes.

Gen Dradgen presents Buddha’s teachings and meditations in an inspiring yet practical way. He is very skilled at explaining how to make these teachings immediately effective in our busy modern lives, which he exemplifies through his patience, kind heart and overt commitment to helping others.

What can I expect at a class?

Each class comprises a talk and two guided meditations. At the end of the class, you will have a chance to ask questions to the class teacher. You do not need to be Buddhist or have prior experience of meditation.

Each class is self contained so you can join at any time.