Lunchtime Drop-in

Every Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

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.

We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.

Crèche

Crèche facilities are available to supervise children while you meditate. Children of all ages are welcome, but as spaces are limited, booking in advance is necessary. Please contact us to book a place:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

Other than if you'd like to use the crèche, just turn up!

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

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

What should I wear?

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

What age range is the crèche suitable for?

Children of all ages are welcome, but we have limited spaces, especially for children younger than two years old.

How much does the class cost?

All of our classes are run on a donation basis. The suggested amount is £5, 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

Class Team
Atulyamati
Anavajjā
Atulyamati
Atulyamati
Maggie
Maggie
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Sue
Sue
Crèche
Emma
Emma
Sophie
Sophie

Where to Find Us

We're just off St. Botolph's Roundabout, across from the Colchester Town Station, just to the left of Mersea Road. Parking is available in Napier Road Car Park (first right off Mersea Road), a few minutes walk away, for £1.

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