Meditation

For regular weekly events including meditation, yoga and sangha events, see our Drop-in page

Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and improving quality of life, to accessing clearer states of mind and positive emotions such as love and compassion.

Courses include a structured introduction to meditation, posture, setting up a practice, balancing effort and relaxation. Participants will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices.

Each course comprises six weeks and concludes with a day retreat on the weekend after the last session.

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop In Meditation

From Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 to Wednesday 19th Dec 2018, 12.30pm
(except Wed Apr 18 2018)

This popular lunchtime class is designed for anyone working or living locally. Take half an hour out of your weekly routine to refresh your body and mind with meditation.  This class is suitable for experienced meditators and also those with no prior experience of sitting meditation. It runs from 12.30 -1pm.

Please note that as this class is only 30 mins long any instruction will be brief and minimal. For a fuller introduction to meditation please see our Thursday Morning Drop In.

There is no fee for the course. All our meditation and Buddhism events have no charge.

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Thursday Drop In Meditation

From Thursday 11th Jan 2018 to Thursday 13th Dec 2018, 10.30am
(except Thu Apr 19 2018)

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 2nd Feb 2018 to Friday 24th Aug 2018, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Summertime Specials: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join us for four Tuesday in August to experience the Four Satipatthanas, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Each week will be a meditation practice night centring around each satipatthana

Tuesday 7 August - kaya - mindfulness of the body

Tuesday 14 August - vedana - mindfulness of feeling

Tuesday 21st August - citta - mindfulness of thought 

Tuesday 28th August - dharmas - mindfulness of mind objects

Summertime Specials are open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 Buddhism course.

Summertime Specials: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join us for four Tuesday in August to experience the Four Satipatthanas, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Each week will be a meditation practice night centring around each satipatthana

Tuesday 7 August - kaya - mindfulness of the body

Tuesday 14 August - vedana - mindfulness of feeling

Tuesday 21st August - citta - mindfulness of thought 

Tuesday 28th August - dharmas - mindfulness of mind objects

Summertime Specials are open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 Buddhism course.

Summertime Specials: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join us for four Tuesday in August to experience the Four Satipatthanas, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Each week will be a meditation practice night centring around each satipatthana

Tuesday 7 August - kaya - mindfulness of the body

Tuesday 14 August - vedana - mindfulness of feeling

Tuesday 21st August - citta - mindfulness of thought 

Tuesday 28th August - dharmas - mindfulness of mind objects

Summertime Specials are open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 Buddhism course.

Summertime Specials: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join us for four Tuesday in August to experience the Four Satipatthanas, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Each week will be a meditation practice night centring around each satipatthana

Tuesday 7 August - kaya - mindfulness of the body

Tuesday 14 August - vedana - mindfulness of feeling

Tuesday 21st August - citta - mindfulness of thought 

Tuesday 28th August - dharmas - mindfulness of mind objects

Summertime Specials are open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 Buddhism course.

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation followed by a tea break and then study and discussion led by an experienced Buddhist. Participants progress through three levels of the study with Level 1 suitable for those completely new to Buddhism. The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15
Price: 
£0.00

This course is only suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course.

The next course is looking at the Buddha's eight-fold path and it begins on the 12th September.

Each course comprises six weeks and concludes with a day retreat on the Sunday after the last session. For this course the day retreat is on Sunday 21st October from 10.30 - 4.30pm. (Please bring vegetarian food for our shared lunch on the day retreat.)

Booking is recommended for this course. You can register online by clicking 'add to basket'...