We run introductory days and evening courses. Please see below for our listed events. You can book our courses by clicking on the EventBrite button/link below each listed event. If you are unable to book online please see our bookings page for further information.
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation day
- Saturday 8th December (11am-4pm)
- Saturday 19th January (11am-4pm)
- Saturday 9th March (11am-4pm)
- Saturday 27th April (11am-4pm)
- Saturday 15th June (11am-4pm)
Cost: £35/25 (concession)
On this one day course we will introduce the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving Kindness Meditation practices, which can help us develop more calm, clarity and self awareness as well as emotional qualities such as warmth, care, and contentment. No prior experience is required.
Essentials of Buddhist Meditation (Evening course)
- Thursday’s (7.30-9.30pm) 24th January – 28th February 2019
Cost: £75/50 (concession)
A six week introductory course in Buddhist Meditation
On this six week course we will introduce two meditation practices, one in which we focus on the breath to help develop more concentration, mindfulness and calm and the other in which we evoke ‘positive emotions’, such as warmth, confidence and care for ourselves and others. As well as practising the methods themselves we will also be discussing the principles involved, such as the practice of mindfulness on and off the cushion; posture and body awareness; specific focus and broader observation of our experience; balancing effort with relaxation and the role of imagination in encouraging healthier emotions. No prior knowledge is required.
The Buddhist Path to Freedom (Evening course)
- Thursday’s (7.30-9.30pm), 2019 dates tbc
On this course we will introduce the basic principles of Buddhism and will discuss the relevance of them to our everyday lives. Topics will include the The Four Noble Truths, (universal suffering, its cause, eradication and gradual cure) the role of mindfulness in spiritual practice and the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. We will also give instruction in the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (Loving Kindness) meditation techniques, which are effective in developing qualities such as calm, concentration, self awareness, warmth, care and contentment.