Buddhist teachings (or ‘The Dharma’) offer a transformative understanding of our lives and our minds. Buddhism courses and classes at The Cardiff Buddhist Centre approach Buddhism in a way that’s relevant to our lives in the modern world
The Buddhist path means relating differently to others, developing the mind and opening to life with kindness, courage and full awareness. Buddhist practice starts with ethics, which means taking awareness and compassion into the whole of our lives and acting in ways that benefit others rather than harming them. Buddhism also suggests that we can all develop five ‘spiritual faculties’: faith, energy, mindfulness, meditation and wisdom. Our Buddhism classes explore how you can develop these in your own life.
Buddhist teachings are called a mirror that shows us our lives in the light of the Buddha’s wisdom. It reveals our hidden potential to be wise and compassionate and points to the illusions that hold us back, encouraging us not to look for happiness in status and possessions, but to find it in our own, inner resources.
Some Buddhist traditions focus on meditation, others on devotion or study as paths to Awakening and insight. In The Triratna Buddhist Community (of which the Cardiff Buddhist Centre is a part), we look to the essential message of the Buddha and draw on all these traditions as sources of wisdom and inspiration.
Our classes are led by experienced practitioners and members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.