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Weekly on a Wednesday
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Green Point

R90

Woman sitting near a lake in a meditative pose

Meditation - A Science of the Mind

We want to be happy all the time, even during sleep. How can we do this? We can do this through training in meditation because meditation makes our mind peaceful, and when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, even if our external conditions are poor. On the other hand, when our mind is not peaceful we are not happy, even if our external conditions are excellent. Since the actual method to make our mind peaceful is training in meditation, we should apply effort to this training.

You can drop in any date you wish and pay at the door or book online.

Always free for Members

Class Format
GUIDED MEDITATION

Each class begins with guided breathing meditation to help let go of distractions and settle the mind into an experience of inner peace.

BUDDHIST TEACHING

The teacher will then give practical advice, based on the topic of the class, explaining how we can integrate Buddha's timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

DISCUSSION

The class will conclude with a second guided meditation to help us take the teaching to heart. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Class Venue
Class Teacher
Gen Namkyen

Gen Kelsang Namkhyen

Gen Kelsang Namkyen is the Resident Teacher of Tushita Kadampa Meditation Centre.He ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1999 and taught extensively in the UK and The Netherlands before coming to South Africa in 2020.

What to expect at a Meditation Class


"Suitable for all individuals whatever their interest"

The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism.

Everyone is welcome regardless of belief; you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend.

The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Each class is self-contained so feel free to start at any time.

Most classes last an hour to an hour and a half. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

St Margarets Church, Green Point
Green Point, Cape Town from the air
Woman meditating on the beach
Buddhist Auspicious Symbol

FAQ

Why do you charge for classes?

Prices per class are R90 and are free for members. As a nonprofit organisation, fees for classes and member contributions are our only source of income.

What if I don't have money and I want to attend?

Everyone can participate in the classes regardless of ability to pay. Nobody is ever turned away for lack of funds. Please speak to us.

Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?

No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.

Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?

No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the great benefits. Buddhism is a non-evangelical religion. Buddhists respect all people, and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.

Do I need to bring anything?

You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. Comfortable chairs are used for seating. If you wish to take notes, please bring a pen and notepad.

I’ve been coming to drop-in classes for a while. Is there a class which goes into more depth?

For those who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, we also have the Foundation Program. The Foundation Program (FP) immerses us in Buddhist teachings by studying systematically one of five texts on the FP curriculum.

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Phone

+27 (0) 71 540 8855

Address

47 Trill Rd, Observatory, Cape Town 7925

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