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?

Only if you'd like to use the crèche, otherwise, no, just turn up. Booking for the crèche is essential as spaces are limited and it may not run every week.

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.

What should I wear?

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

What time should I get there?

We start fairly promptly 1pm. You're welcome to arrive any time from 12:45pm, but please try to not arrive before then as the team may still be setting 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.

How much does the class cost?

We don't charge for our classes, and the team are not paid for their time. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

The suggested amount, based on how many people come and how much it costs to run the centre, is £5, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

We can take donations by card or cash.

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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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