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. These are the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (mindfulness of feelings and emotions). Both are calming practices. 

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

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation - 6 week MORNING COURSE - starts 22nd January

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00
Price: 
£0.00

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation, a six week mornings course
starts Tuesday 22nd January, 10am-12noon

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, the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (development of loving kindness).

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...

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop In Meditation restarts 23rd January 2019

From Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 to Wednesday 18th Dec 2019, 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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Essentials of Buddhism Level 1 starts 23rd January

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:15

A Six Week Introductory Course 

THIS 6 WEEK COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. THE NEXT 6 WEEK COURSE WILL START ON 20TH MARCH. 

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...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2 starts 23rd January

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:15
Price: 
£0.00

THIS 6 WEEK COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. NEXT BLOCK STARTS 20TH MARCH 

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

The next course is looking at The Wheel of Life and The Spiral Path and it begins on the 23rd January.

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 3rd March from 10.30 - 4.30pm. (Please bring vegetarian food for our shared lunch on the day retreat.)

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Thursday Drop In Meditation re-starts 24th January 2019

From Thursday 24th Jan 2019 to Thursday 19th Dec 2019, 10.30am - 11.30am

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 re-starts 25th January 2019

From Friday 25th Jan 2019 to Friday 20th Dec 2019, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Our weekly Friday meditation drop-in is suitable for both complete beginners and 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,...

Glasgow Gay Men's Meditation Group - Last Sunday in month

Welcome!

We hope that you can manage to come along on the last Sunday in the month and meditate with us.

As usual there will be two groups, one for beginners and another for men who have been to our events before or are able to meditate without too much instruction.

After that we will enjoy a relaxed sociable lunch - please bring vegetarian food to share.

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December on the last Sunday. 10.30am to 3.30pm

The Play of Emptiness: Explorations of Movement & Stillness

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

Sunday 24th March 10:30-4:30 Explorations of Movement & Stillness

An opportunity to approach meditation in a spirit of playful exploration. Starting with the body provides the tools to enable embodied transformation. This workshop is led by Jayachitta.

Find out how presence and joyful openness can pervade more of your everyday experience, and how meditation can meet with dance. For more information see www.dancingintheunknown.wixsite.com/improvisation

A workshop in movement and...