Thursdays Meditation Class with Chitta

7 – 8.15pm     £6/class        265 Ormeau Rd Belfast Thursday Nights at Potala are a great opportunity to be guided in meditation and to listen to interesting talks that will inspire, uplift and help you to improve your state of mind and learn how to deal with problems and stress in a more constructive way. These classes will be guided by Buddhist Nun and Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chitta. Chitta has been a student of Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 14 years and was appointed the Resident Teacher at Potala KBC. Chitta has been teaching and guiding…

For a gift that keeps giving

We have a wide range of unique high qualty gifts, most of the items are fairtade or locally made and can be purchased from Potala Centre. Gifts available include guided meditation CD’s, books, meditation accessories, beautiful stationary and jewellery. We also have a range of gift vouchers available for attendance at our workshops, retreats, classes and events. These gifts provide everything you need to support meditation practice and/or your exploration of the Buddhist way of life. From books on meditation & Buddhism (for all levels) to meditation cushions, offering bowls, Buddha statues  you can find everything you need to support and sustain your…

Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat Weekend by the Sea

Friday 18 August – Sunday 20 August 2017 With Buddhist Nun Gen Kelsang Chitta Be guided in meditation sessions and experience silence to gain relaxation, inner peace and clarity. Arrive on Friday evening 18th August to supper and an introductory talk on meditation and mindfulness. Spend Saturday morning in blissful silence. Enjoy numerous guided meditation sessions each day. Spend time relaxing, reading or walking by the sea and in the beautiful grounds. Lorne House is a beautiful period property built in 1875 which retains much of it’s original character and provides four star accommodation.  Additional accommodation is also available in the adjoining…

Audio recordings now available

Enjoyed a class or workshop but feel like you might have forgotten some of the best parts? Or trying to meditate at home and wish you had a guided meditation to hand? If this has been your experience, then these recordings will be of benefit. We have a range of recordings available from our classes and workshops and for a small fee we can email you an MP3 of those classes / workshops you have attended and would now like to revisit. Email potala.centre@gmail.com for more information.

Kids Meditation Class with Kelsang Chitta

Kids Meditation Class aims to develop and nurture the positive qualities in children through meditation and positive thinking. 11 June 2017      Summer Celebration A trip to the Ormeau Park for some fun games, a picnic and a meditation. Venue: Potala Kadampa Buddhist Centre Time:  2.00 – 3.15pm Cost: £5.00 The Meditation for Kids class is organized around a Buddhist theme such as love, kindness and patience and will include a range of fun activities including story-telling and crafts. Children will also be gently guided into a simple meditation and given techniques to gain confidence, focus and consideration for others. In an uncertain…

Sunday Foundation Program classes in Belfast

Sundays 6:30 – 8:30pm at Potala. This class is a great way to learn about the Buddhist way of life and to take your experience of Buddhist teachings and meditation to a deeper level.   Chanted prayers prepare the mind for meditation, which is guided by the teacher, Buddhist nun Kelsang Chitta. Chitta then reads and gives commentary to a few pages of the book “The New Heart of Wisdom“, then there is a opportunity to discuss what’s been covered and ask questions. Anyone with a sincere interest in learning about Buddhist life and practice will benefit from these sessions. The…

What to expect in a “Learn to Meditate” workshop

Learn to Meditate in Half a Day is one of our most popular, accessible and enjoyable workshops. The workshop runs for three hours over the course of a weekend afternoon and is structured as follows: Talk & meditation (1 hour 15 minutes) Break (30 minutes) Talk & meditation (1 hour 15 minutes. The teacher will begin the workshop by offering guidance on how to prepare for a meditation, what posture to adopt and what to expect from the first guided meditation. Cushions are available for those who may wish to meditate in a cross legged position, but the majority of people are seated…