Meditation CD’s available at Potala

The Living Meditation Series includes guided meditations on CD. These CD’s are now available at Potala. Each meditation CD consists of three guided meditations led by an experienced meditator and is accompanied by an explanatory booklet with techniques on how to improve meditation. The Living Meditation Series provides a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance to all levels of practitioners for developing and deepening their meditation practice. Learn meditations to relax body and mind, achieve inner peace and mental clarity, and develop a kind and patient attitude towards others.

Who is a Kadampa?

A Kadampa is someone who integrates their knowledge of all Buddha’s teachings into their everyday lives. New Kadampa Tradition is an association of study and meditation centres dedicated to helping people everywhere find meaning and purpose in their lives, and to the developing of genuine inner peace and happiness. Putting Buddha’s teachings into practice in the context of our family and work commitments, we discover they are unsurpassed methods to resolve daily difficulties and problems. Find out more in the booklet Modern Kadampa Buddhism (PDF) For more information please see the main Kadampa Website

School & Group Visits

A wonderful way to greatly enhance the learning process is to come and visit the Buddhist Centre. This brings to life children’s understanding of Buddhism and the activities both lay Buddhists and ordained monks and nuns engage in. The visits are designed to engage the children of all age, with many practical activities such as meditation, prostrations, listening to a prayer, learning about offerings, drawing Buddhas pictures and much more. Time is also made for all their many questions. The sessions can be tailored to the levels, attainment targets and specific subjects you wish to cover. If you are unable…

What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Today we can see many different forms of Buddhism, such as Zen and Theravada Buddhism. All these different aspects are practices of Buddha’s teachings, and all are equally precious; they are just different presentations. Potala Kadampa Centre Belfast  follows Buddhism according to the Kadampa tradition, which is the tradition practised by our founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.   “In the word ‘Kadampa’, ‘Ka’ refers to Buddha’s teachings and ‘dam’ refers to Atisha’s instructions on Lamrim (the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, also known as Kadam Lamrim). ‘Kadam’ therefore refers to the union of Buddha’s teachings and Atisha’s instructions, and sincere practitioners of Kadam…

What is Buddhism?

The Teachings of Buddha Who was Buddha? “In general, Buddha means “Awakened One,” someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions”. –Introduction to Buddhism The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and gave teachings in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around world have followed the spiritual path he revealed. The Buddhist way of life of peace, loving kindness and wisdom can be just as relevant…

Volunteer Opportunities

Who can volunteer? Anyone can volunteer. You don’t need a special skill or experience. We have many volunteer opportunities which can be undertaken by anyone without training, or minimal training. If you do have a special skill, please let us know, as this would be a wonderful way to benefit the Dharma community. Frequently Asked Questions How much time will it take? It can take as little or as much time as you have. Each and every hour of volunteering counts. Come and speak with us about your schedule and availability. What kinds of volunteer opportunities are there? Our volunteer…