the nature of reality
lotus

A meditation event

York Kadampa Meditation Centre

Saturday 25 June, 10am -1pm

About the event

How do things really exist? Are things solid and real as they seem? Emptiness is the way things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear.

Of all Buddha’s teachings, none are as far-reaching and transformative as the teachings on emptiness, the true nature of reality. It is through our understanding of emptiness – in particular the freedom we experience as a result – that we come to solve all our own problems and be of greatest benefit to others.

If we dream of an elephant, the elephant appears vividly in all its detail – we can see it, hear it, smell it, and touch it – but when we wake up we realize that it was just an appearance to mind. We do not wonder `Where is the elephant now?’, because we understand that it was simply a projection of our mind and had no existence outside our mind … Buddha said that the same is true for all phenomena; they are mere appearances to mind, totally dependent upon the minds that cognize them.

– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

DATE: Saturday 25 June | 10am – 1pm

This class is available in-person or online (live-streamed. The class will then be available to view for 5 days to those who have purchased to watch online)

Venue & Parking

Kadampa Meditation Centre
24 Gillygate
York
YO31 7EQ

Parking available nearby

Course Fee & Booking

£20/ person. Save £5 by booking online in advance.

Free for standard and benefactor members

FAQ

What will each session consist of?
​​Guided by an experienced meditation teacher, this course includes guided meditations and teaching.

What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike.

More questions?
Contact info@madhyamaka.org and someone will happily help you with your query.

Richard-Brown

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Richard Brown is a Kadampa Buddhist teacher with many years of teaching experience.

Richard’s friendly, engaging teaching style and clear presentation inspire people from all walks of life to find happiness and solve problems through the practice of modern Buddhism.