LIVE-STREAM MINI COURSE: The Power of Mantra and mala making workshop

  • DATE & TIME

    Saturday 2 May

    10:00am – 1:00pm – Power of Mantra

    + How to make a mala making video with your booking.

  • COURSE LEVEL

    Suitable for all levels

  • VENUE & PARKING

    Bodhisattva KMC, 3 Lansdowne Road, Brighton & Hove, BN3 1DN
    Free parking onsite

  • COURSE FEE

    LIVE-STREAM course is £10

    Free for gold members.

    ** if you are struggling financially and cannot afford to pay for a class, please contact us at events@meditateinbrighton.com

    Everyone needs to register including members.

    Our classes are intended for people in our local area (Sussex), if you live elsewhere you can find your local centre who will be offering livestream classes here https://kadampa.org/map

  • BOOKING

    After the course is finished the recording of the classes which will remain valid for 48 hours. This will help in the chance that you are unable to ‘attend’ the teachings at the time that they are streamed. If you don’t receive an email, please check in your junk box as it may have landed there!

    If you need help with anything please email events@meditateinbrighton.com

Course info

The Power of Mantra – a half day course

Mantra means “mind protection”. It is the supreme method to enhance the qualities of our body and mind. For centuries, mantra recitation has been used to attain a peaceful and happy mind by pacifying the negative thoughts that give rise to our suffering.

On this course, Gen Thekchen will explain the meaning of mantra and give instructions on how to combine mantra recitation with breathing meditation. This is a simple and powerful method to attain a calm, controlled and positive mind and is ultimately the cause of the supreme inner peace of enlightenment.

Mala making workshop

Many people find it helpful to have a mala, or set of prayer beads, to use when reciting mantras.  We will send you a video with your booking so you can learn to make your own mala.

You will need some thread, we recommend ‘S-Lon Bead Cord’ the thickness of the thread depends on the size of the hole in the beads you use.
It’s available here as well as other websites, just google it.

Or if you prefer, this  fishing line works well.
Dental floss also works very well!

You will need 104 of the same size beads, we recommend 6mm 0r 8mm, depending on what you prefer, they can also be bigger or smaller, it’s up to you.
You also need 4 marker beads which are larger than the other beads that you have chosen.
Then whatever beads you want to use for your tassel, some people like to use one large bead, or one large and one small. It’s up to you.
You can find all sorts of beads on eBay and other websites.

Finally for the tassel you will need some embroidery thread, at least two colours (even if you only want to use one colour).

You will also need scissors and something to put your beads in, 4 small bowls works well.

Teacher

This event is taught by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, senior Buddhist Monk and Resident Teacher of Bodhisattva KMC.

Schedule

10.00 am – 11.15 am: Session 1

11.15 am – 11.45 am: Break

11.45 am – 1 pm: Session 2

Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre is a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU) and is a Registerd Charity No. 1016354.