Foodhall workshop: Buddhist Mind Training

 Sun 7th Feb 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buddhist mind training gives us ways to practice even in the rough and tumble of a busy, engaged life. Opening up the Buddhist toolkit, this workshop offers skills we can use to survive and thrive during lockdown by training ourselves in positive emotional responses to people and events. These practices make us more robust and responsive individuals, capable of coming together to create a thriving community that can be a force for good in the world.
Mind Training is a powerful and radical set of practices that are focussed on transformation. It is about transforming negative emotions into something positive – into wisdom, and a strong sense of connectedness to other beings; transforming suffering from something that cuts us off from others into an experience that connects us to others; transforming situations that we think are ‘bad’ and shouldn’t be happening, into valuable opportunities.
This event is a fruit of friendships between Foodhall volunteers and the team of young Buddhists at Sheffield Buddhist Centre. We’re excited to run this session together and explore ways in which we can reflect and learn from one another, as well as sharing practical tools for training our minds.
Part of the Foodhall February ‘learning and reflection’ period. 
Talks / lectures / learning / teaching / skills / knowledge / exchange / entertainment / events / activities / uplifting our spirits / forward thinking / sharing / coming together
There is no limit on spaces but please book so that we know how many people to expect.

Zoom Link (81813555122)


Bookings are closed for this event.


I first became interested in Buddhism as a teenager from a chance encounter with a book found in my school library. I was immediately struck by how Buddhism taught that I could change how I experience the world and that I could grow as a person. However, it wasn’t until many years later at the Sheffield Buddhist centre, that I began to commit myself fully to Buddhist practice as I saw that practicing Buddhist teachings was having a very positive impact on my life and on the lives of others.

I was delighted to join the Still Learning Team in November 2018. My previous work has been as a teacher and as an artist and I feel privileged to be able to bring those skills together with my passion for Buddhism in order to teach children and young people about Buddhism.


I first came into contact with Buddhism in my final year of university when I attended an introductory course at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. I was instantly captivated by the revolutionary yet practical nature of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).

I began to meditate and apply Buddhism into my daily life and found that it actually worked! I had started to view the world differently and in a way that made me happier. I gained great confidence by this and became a committed Buddhist practitioner soon afterwards.

I enjoy sharing with others what I have learnt and how Buddhism has transformed me so I was delighted to join the Still Learning team in October 2013.

Buddhist Artefacts

Suitable for all Key Stages A fun activity for all ages. Explore a range of traditional Buddhist artefacts. Can you guess what they might be used for? Pupils and teachers love the hands-on approach of this game.

Ethics and Kamra

We have a range of exercises and activities, depending on ages and ability levels, exploring Buddhist ethics and their implications for how we might live as Buddhists.  

The Life of the Buddha

How did the Buddha become the Buddha? Who was he before? What is enlightenment?

An understanding of the Buddha’s life story is an indispensable introduction to the religion. We draw out the key aspects using a beautiful painting that depicts the different events from the story.

The Three Jewels

We often theme our tours and visits around the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dhamra and the Sangha. Find out why the Three Jewels are common and central to all schools of Buddhism.

Stilling Activity

Very popular with both students and teachers, this exercise will give you a taste of what it’s like to meditate.