Teachings (301 redirects to new version)

We offer three levels of teachings to cater to the interests and needs of a range of students.

1- Introductory

Introductory classes are run periodically by experienced students. Some cover a specific topic such as meditation or Buddhist practices. Others are open to discuss any topic on Buddhism that interests you.

+ Details of Introductory Classes

Alternately, you may prefer to begin by attending one of our regular meditation sessions. It is easiest to start meditating in a group with an experienced student leading the meditation. A number of different led meditations are held each week. All are suitable for new students. You are encouraged to stay back at the end for a hot beverage, to meet new people and enjoy the conversation.

+ Details of our regular Meditation Sessions

2- Intermediate

Wednesday night and the Sunday afternoon teachings are at an intermediate level suitable for both new and more experienced students. Classes are given by the centre’s resident teacher, Geshe Sonam. The classes cover specific topics over a series of weeks. You may wish to attend a single class but the most benefit is obtained by attending the entire series.

+ Details of Intermediate Classes

3- Advanced

Tuesday night teachings are for students wanting a more advanced approach. Classes are given by the centre’s resident teacher, Geshe Sonam. Some of the teachings require a particular initiation (check the details).

+ Details of Advanced Classes

+ Meditation Hall (Gompa) Etiquette

Geshe Ngawang Sonam

Our Resident Teacher

Spiritual development does not come from just reading books on Buddhism and meditation. It is essential to receive teachings from a qualified teacher whose pure lineage can be traced back to the Buddha. In that respect we are fortunate to have Geshe Ngawang Sonam as our resident teacher. Ordained as a monk at the age of 10, he was awarded the title of Geshe after 22 years of study at Sera Jey Monastery in southern India. This study included all the major texts in the Gelugpa tradition. Follow this link to read the full biography of Geshe Ngawang Sonam