Meditation Classes in Derry / Londonderry

Buddhist Meditations and Talks

Suitable for all levels of experience

In person Kadampa Meditation Centre 11 Pump Street (through gate leading to Garden of Reflection).

Session Breakdown

25min Guided Breathing Meditation

5min Buddhist Prayer

30min Buddhist Talk

15min Transformational Meditation

Finding Stability in Turbulent Times. 7pm – 8:15pm Tuesday 4th October with Resident Teacher Ian McGlade at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421848368827

Visualising & Manifesting. It’s role in The Buddhist Path. 7pm – 8:15pm Thursday 6th October with Bronagh Best at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421984536107

The Great Protector. 7pm – 8:15pm Tuesday 11th October with Resident Teacher Ian McGlade at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421851999687

Mindfulness and Meditation – Getting Out of Auto Pilot. 7pm – 8:15pm Thursday 13th October with Bronagh Best at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421999199967

Living From A Good Heart. 7pm – 8:15pm Tuesday 18th October with Resident Teacher Ian McGlade at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/431604198777

The Freedom of Forgiving Ourself and Others. 7pm – 8:15pm Tuesday 25th October with Resident Teacher Ian McGlade at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421858318587

Compassion – Investing in Inner Wealth. 7pm – 8:15pm Thursday 27th October with Bronagh Best at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421999902067

Becoming a modern day Bodhisattva. 7pm – 8:15pm Tuesday 1st November with Resident Teacher Ian McGlade at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/421863804997

Letting Go of Loneliness. Connectedness and Love. 7pm – 8:15pm Thursday 3rd November with Bronagh Best at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/422008708407

** WEEKEND RETREAT ** Free Your Mind. Weekend Meditation Retreat on North Antrim Coast. 5pm, Friday 4th November – 2pm, Sunday 6th November at Corrymeela, Ballycastle https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/385865422867

Letting Go Of Pain. 7pm – 8:15pm Thursday 1oth November with Bronagh Best at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 11 Pump Street Derry/ Londonderry https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/422008989247

** 7Day RETREAT ** Pathway To The Pure Land. Vajrayogini Retreat at Corrymeela on North Atlantic coast. 5pm, Monday 16th January – 2pm, Sunday 22nd January, 2023 at Corrymeela, Ballycastle https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/396719648147

For booking information on forthcoming special events please click on Events and Retreats.

Each class includes:

  • Guided breathing meditation
  • Short Buddhist prayer
  • A talk, pertaining to the class theme that week
  • Guided meditation, to take the theme to heart, develop our own experience of it, as well as create positive intentions to carry out into that week. 

Here is some recent feedback on classes

Last week I attended my first ever session with Potala Centre after receiving a recommendation from a friend. I was concerned that the experience would be completely diminished using a video but I am glad to report it was perfect. Lockdown has been stressful but the session last week helped to calm my nerves and realign myself to take on this challenge with a new energy and perspective. I would recommend this to anyone who is currently finding themselves exhausted from pandemic stress.  Andrew

Gen Chitta is a wonderful teacher, using humor and examples from every day life to illustrate Buddhist teachings.  Her gentle voice and rational explanations make great sense and help me to keep a peaceful mind during these uncertain times.  The online classes work very well enabling us to share teachings and meditations even though we are far apart. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity. Catherine

I have valued the video classes as a way of keeping in touch with the practice of meditation and with Chitta’s always thought-provoking commentary. I’ll be hoping to continue to join in the sessions. Irene

Chitta’s sessions have been a real lifeline during these strange times of lockdown. I’ve attended three online meditation classes now and have already booked for another. Thankfully even when my income is low there are concession or donation options to suit my limited budget. Having been to classes in Potala I wasn’t sure how I’d find a virtual class, however the sense of community still persists. The relaxation and Chitta’s gentle reflections make the virtual sessions feel much more  personal and engaging than I had imagined. I have even found that although I’m missing massage for pain conditions, the relaxation also eases my sore muscles. I think people who may be hesitant about attending a class may actually  find the online session an easy introduction. The  mindfulness session allows time to reconnect with ourselves and helps to balance the current uncertainties of life. Thanks so much for the weekly chance to leave life’s stresses for an hour or so. Please keep them coming. Adele

Having participated in a few of the online meditations now I would highly recommend (and have done).  I am so grateful for the online facility as every meditation and talk by Gen Chitta adds value to my week. Gen Chitta, thank you!! I always find the sessions give me a new perspective which I try to put into practice.  The sessions are very easy to book and to join online. For anyone contemplating giving it a go I would say there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain so go for it.  Angela

I really enjoyed my experience, the meditation was beautiful, I felt so relaxed and connected throughout. Ashlee

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