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.
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.
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.
|3rd October||Mettā (loving kindness)|
|10th October||Visit from Atulyamati|
|17th October||Karuṇā (compassion)|
|24th October||Muditā (sympathetic joy)|
|31st October||Upekkhā (equanimity)|
The class is held at the Quaker Meeting House, a 5 minute walk from the station. There is free street parking on the road.
We start fairly promptly at 7pm. If you like, come a little early to chat to one of the team.
There's no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
No - just turn up!
The class is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.
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.