Meditation Workshops in York

Short meditation courses offering practical solutions to everyday problems derived from the teachings of Buddha.

Half day workshops: £15 including refreshments.



Overcoming Stress Anxiety and Worry

Half-day ​course in York​
Saturday ​2​1​st October,
​10am –​1​pm
​​With Kadampa Teacher ​Richard Brown

Stress, worry, fear and anxiety are nearly universal experiences of our busy modern lives. These very common states of mind rob us of our ability to enjoy our life, and to experience peace and happiness. Buddha’s timeless teachings offer a simple and yet profound alternative. If we can train our mind with meditation and mindfulness, we can develop the ability to respond to life’s challenges with a peaceful and positive attitude. As a result, all our ordinary problems and difficulties will gradually fall away, and we will discover our true nature, which is an infinitely calm, clear and positive mind. In this way we can protect ourself from stress, worry and anxiety. We will discover a different source of happiness and enjoy inner peace and clarity regardless of external conditions.

This half day workshop will be held at:
St Olave’s Church Hall,
Marygate Lane,
YO30 7BJ

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Getting there
For car drivers Marygate car park is easy to find, being just off Bootham (the A19). Some of York’s park and ride and scheduled bus services run conveniently close, and the hall is only ten minutes walk from the station.



First session will begin at 10am and last session will end at 1pm.

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Seeing Beyond Appearance
Half-day ​course in York​
Saturday 2nd December, ​9:30am –​12:30​pm
​​With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Togden

Have you noticed how sometimes our mind changes and that changes everything? We all have this experience, sometimes our mind changes for the better and, unfortunately, other times it changes for the worse. As our mind changes, our interpretation of reality will follow suit. This is because whatever appears to us isn’t an objective reality, but rather a subjective experience. Buddha taught that until we are able to change appearances, we need to train our mind in changing how we think about them. We can decide to change our attitude towards what is happening and gain control over the situation. In this course the Buddhist monk Gen Togden will help us increase our practical wisdom in daily life. He will teach us methods that we can apply both in meditation and during our daily life to quickly transform our own attitude, looking at the situation with more wisdom, seeing the big picture. This will transform our life because we will have control over our own mind. How wonderful!


GEN Kelsang Togden is a Buddhist monk and an international teacher of Modern Kadampa Buddhism who is a close disciple of our Founder, the great meditation master and author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen Togden has been practising meditation and Buddhism for nearly 25 years and has given Dharma teachings in five continents of the world. He has also helped establish and improve Dharma Centres in Canada, the USA, South America and Portugal. Gen Togden is greatly admired for his good example and known for his joy, clarity, warmth and inspirational teachings that easily touch our hearts.

This half day workshop will be held at:
Priory Street Centre,
15 Priory Street,

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First session will begin at 9.30am and last session will end at 12.30pm.

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