Transforming Life’s Difficulties Day Course


Saturday 26th May  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

There is no meaning in dwelling on our own suffering. It just leads to greater pain. Transforming pain and suffering into something meaningful is essential in these times as we are constantly surrounded by difficulties. There is no way of avoiding unpleasant, difficult situations but we can change our attitude towards them so they are no longer problems for us. Instead of becoming unhappy and discouraged we can use them to develop powerful, happy minds. In this day course Kelsang Luma will explain various methods to help us transform our everyday appearances of suffering into something immensely meaningful.


$60 – includes morning and afternoon tea. Please bring your own lunch 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.