Dealing with Difficult People Day Course


Saturday 23rd June  10.00am – 4.30pm


Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 19a Upper Crichton Terrace, Cashmere, Christchurch. (Please do not park on Upper Crichton Terrace as it’s a Private Lane).

About the Day Course

Let’s face it, everyone has someone in their life they find it difficult to be around. Whether it be a challenging work colleague or boss, a disagreeable partner or an opinionated family member. These strained relationships can often weigh down on us over time, leaving us stressed and frustrated – as well as leading to disharmony both at work and at home.

On a deeper level, if we are forever blaming other people and situations for our unhappiness, then we are unable to see clearly the mental habit patterns that are keeping us trapped in our present unhappiness and are bound to experience tense relationships whoever we are with.

By using Buddha’s teachings on training the mind, we can challenge our ordinary way of viewing things, come to develop a more positive and realistic approach to those people we find challenging and eventually even learn to regard them with love and affection!


$60 – includes morning and afternoon tea. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy at the Centre or there are cafes nearby

Booking is essential, so please book online now, or contact the Centre to book your place.


9.50 – 10.00am   Registration

10.00 – 11.15am   Teaching

11.15 – 11.45am   Morning tea

11.45 – 12.30pm   Guided Meditation

12.30 – 2.00pm   Lunch

2.00 – 3.15pm   Teaching

3.15 – 3.45pm   Afternoon tea

3.45 – 4.30pm   Guided Meditation

What to expect at a class

These classes are based on Buddha’s teachings on the mind, but you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, or to benefit from them.
There is no physical exercise involved and you can choose to sit either in a chair or on a cushion.
These classes are suitable for all levels of experience.