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Daily Guided Meditations
We offer drop-in guided meditations led by experienced students from Monday to Saturday (no session on Sunday) at 9:30 am for around one hour, with time afterward to ask questions (optional!).
These sessions are suitable for complete beginners and those who have more familiarity with meditation. Registration is not necessary, just drop-in. There will be a donation box at the back of the hall and we welcome any contribution you’d like to make.
There are various types of meditation in Tibetan Buddhism, and we practice a few of them in these drop-in sessions, with an emphasis on stilling the body & mind and exploring the nature of attention. You can read a Frequently Asked Question about our meditation techniques here.
The location of these meditation sessions changes depending upon what other courses or events are happening at the time, but we put up signs to point you in the right direction. The main sign is posted on the window of our reception office. We change this sign according to the location that day (or to remind you that it’s Sunday!), so look for this when you arrive.
We have also made some other signs to assist you in finding the right location. They’ll be dotted around the path to the place where the meditation will be held that day. They have been lovingly painted with YELLOW ARROWS, so follow them!
Please be aware that there will probably be a residential course running at the time of your visit, so please keep silence while at Tushita, do not enter any other Gompa where a course is taking place and try not to be late for this session! Also, while you are more than welcome to visit our library or use a vacant gompa for your private (self-guided) meditation practice, we kindly ask that you do not hang around chatting after the session as this will disrupt any residential courses that are running.
- Guided Meditation on April 25, 2017 9:30 am
- Movie Day on April 28, 2017 2:00 pm
- Guru Puja on May 5, 2017 6:30 pm
- Introduction to Buddhism on May 9, 2017
- Special Lam Rim Retreat on May 10, 2017
- Medicine Buddha Puja on May 10, 2017
- Introduction to Buddhism on May 29, 2017
- Saka Dawa on June 9, 2017
- The Two Truths on June 14, 2017
- Introduction to Buddhism on June 15, 2017
Tushita is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. We're located in Northern India, in the forested hills above the town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala - the seat in exile of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Tushita aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for people of all nationalities and backgrounds to learn about and put into practice the teachings of the Buddha. With this in mind we offer regular drop-in events and courses on introductory Buddhist philosophy and meditation, as well as intermediate level courses and group retreats for more experienced students.
February to November
Monday - Saturday
9:30 - 11:30am
a break for lunch and then...
12:30 - 4:00pm