Finding Focus: Empowering the Mind

September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & October 4th.

On this 5-week course, Richard Brown will introduce methods to activate our human potential by empowering our mind through meditation. In particular, they will explain meditation techniques and give practical guidance on how to develop the six perfections, which are the actual methods to attain enlightenment.

By engaging in these six practices our good qualities and happiness will naturally increase, and we will experience greater contentment and inner peace.

Everyone Welcome!


Richard Brown is a highly experienced teacher who has been practising Kadam Buddhism for many years.

He has a wealth of meditation and teaching experience, and is appreciated for his clear and practical approach to explaining how to apply Buddha’s wisdom to our daily lives.


Guided breathing meditation

Practical teaching

Second guided meditation based on the teaching

Optional Q&A session after the class

VENUE: 24 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

TIME: 7-8.15pm

COST: £14 / 2-week course if you pre-book online or £10/pay at the door when you drop-in.

Free for members


Making Happiness Happen ~ with Richard Brown | October 11th, 18th & 25th

Everyone wants to be happy, but we don’t always understand it is a choice we can make. Happiness is a state of mind, and like any positive state of mind we can learn how it can be strengthened through the practice of meditation. Therefore, we can make a choice to be happy in our life by training in meditation. According to Buddha, authentic happiness does not depend upon amassing external conditions, such as wealth, beauty, status and so on, but rather its main ingredient is inner peace, and meditation is essential for developing inner peace and happiness.

On this three-week course Richard Brown will offer advice and encouragement on how to develop inner peace and integrate the practice of meditation into our daily lives.