Daily Meditations for the 12 Days of Christmas

25 December – 5 January 2021. 

12 daily meditations for £30.

Give yourself – or a friend! – the gift of peace this Christmas. Take time out for 30 minutes each day to enjoy the bliss of guided meditations. Discover practical advice to help you cope with the Festive Season – whatever that will look like for you this year.

Each online session is available for 24 hours and the link will arrive in your inbox by 6am daily.

Everyone is welcome and this course is perfect for beginners as well as those with some experience.

On the First Day of Christmas… The Magic of Giving

This is a traditional time of giving gifts to our loved ones. Imagine if you could give them everything they wished for – true happiness and freedom from suffering. Enjoy meditations to develop this pure wish and create the causes for this to happen in the future.

On the Second Day of Christmas… Coping with Family Friction

However much we love our family and friends, sometimes tension and friction occur – especially at this time of year. Learn techniques to help prevent and cope with these difficulties. 

On the Third Day of Christmas… A Meditation Rescue Remedy

We all, at some time, experience painful minds such as anxiety, anger, sadness and stress. Today we will learn a meditation that we can use as an emergency ‘rescue remedy’ to restore our inner peace and equilibrium.

On the Fourth Day of Christmas… The Power to Choose How You Feel

It’s easy to feel that we are at the mercy of our thoughts and feelings – like they are in control of us. But we can learn to take back control – and to choose what we think and how we feel.

On the Fifth Day of Christmas… Relax – Nothing is Under Control!

When we realise that nothing is certain and everything is uncertain we can learn to relax and take a lighter approach to life.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas… The Magic of Mantra

Mantra means ‘mind protection’. Engage in a very special breathing meditation combining the mindfulness of the breath with the recitation of mantra.

On the Seventh Day of Christmas… Feel Connected in a Web of Kindness

In these difficult times of social distancing and isolation it can be easy to feel alone and disconnected. However, by remembering the kindness of others we can understand that we are all connected and interdependent.

On the Eighth Day of Christmas… May You Be Happy – A New Year Wish

Time to make our New Year’s Resolutions! One of the highest aspirations of the Buddhist path is to do no harm to others. Today we can choose, if we wish, to make our New Year’s resolution to do no harm and to only benefit others.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas… The Inner Wealth of Compassion

Discover how we can transform the challenges of this current situation into a positive mind by developing our compassion – the source of inner peace.

On the Tenth Day of Christmas… Don the Armour of Patience

A mind that can accept whatever arises – both pleasant and unpleasant – with patience is such a strong mind. Take the first steps to inner strength with this meditation on patient acceptance.

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas… The Great Escape

How often have we thought ‘I don’t have time for meditation’? Arguably, when we hear ourself thinking this, that’s exactly when we need to meditate! Develop the wish to begin – or continue – a daily meditation practice with this practical advice.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas… Joy to the World

‘Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.’ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

We all wish for world peace. Discover how this begins with developing inner peace for ourselves. Enjoy a meditation helping us to develop the wish to attain peace, freedom, happiness and joy for everyone – without exception.

Booking will be open until 30 minutes before the start of the course

This course is for people who are connected with Drolma Buddhist Centre living in and around Peterborough. This includes our branch classes at Boston, Crowland, Ely, Huntingdon, March, Spalding and Stamford and people in those areas. If this does not apply to you, then please contact us at info@drolmacentre.org.uk.

SPIRITUAL ADVICE

Please find a comfortable and quiet place that you consider special in your home or room.

Prepare yourself before the class begins by turning off your phone, avoiding distractions, making sure you can focus on the teaching for its duration (each session is approximately one hour).

Have a notebook to write down some of the key points of the teaching that you want to remember and integrate in your life.

Enjoy!

Teacher

With experienced meditation teacher Sue Gunn

Course Fees

£30

Included in Centre Membership. No need to book – you will receive an email with a link for each session.

We do offer a concessionary rate. Please contact us at info@drolmacentre.org.uk

In line with the revised Eventbrite Policy, you will now receive a refund less the Eventbrite booking fee if you need to cancel.

We regret we are unable to give refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the course.

Course Format

Each session will be 30 minutes long and includes two guided meditations as well as practical advice to help you during the Festive Season.

how to join the course

You will be sent a confirmation email when you complete your booking. If you have purchased this as a gift please give a copy of this confirmation to the recipient before 25 December.

An email will be sent with the link to each session by 6am daily.

Instructions on how to view the session will be included in the emails.