Meditation and Buddhism in Clacton-on-Sea

Every Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

The evening is suitable for all levels of experience, including complete beginners. We will explore one of two Buddhist meditations as well as introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.

If you are new to meditation, we will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice.

Talks

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion.

We move through different series of topics covering all aspects of Buddhist teaching. Every night will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge for any evening.

Programme

The Brahmavihāras
Date Subject
3rd October Mettā (loving kindness)
10th October Visit from Atulyamati
17th October Karuṇā (compassion)
24th October Muditā (sympathetic joy)
31st October Upekkhā (equanimity)

Where to Find Us

The class is held at the Quaker Meeting House, a 5 minute walk from the station. There is free street parking on the road.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I get there?

We start fairly promptly at 7pm. If you like, come a little early to chat to one of the team.

What should I wear?

There's no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up!

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

The class is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.

How much does the class cost?

All of our classes are run on a donation basis. The suggested amount is £7, but this is not a set charge. We just ask you to give what you can to support the class, and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

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The Team

Maggie
Maggie
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga
Tom
Tom