Centre Classes | Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation
Our Introductory Classes are open to all – no prior knowledge of either Buddhism or meditation is needed.
This class is held every Wednesday from 7:30pm - 10:00pm and is especially suited to newcomers. The classes offer an introduction to traditional Buddhist meditations and Buddhist teachings. You may come along on any Wednesday evening.
Suggested Donation - £6.00 or £3.00 (low wage)
Friday Lunchtime Meditation Class
This is a drop-in meditation class which is run at the Centre from 1-2pm every Friday. It provides an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations (mindfulness of breathing and loving kindness). It is a friendly, informal class. If you can, arrive a little early and have a chat with one of the team.
Suggested donation £2.00
Young Persons Group
Our active and enthusiastic young persons group meet regularly. The group offers younger members of the Sangha a way to engage with Buddhism in a fun and relaxed way. Regular days out and retreats specific to young Sangha members also happen on a regular basis.
Sunday Evening Drop-in Class for Men
A drop-in class for all men, from beginners to Order Members.
We meet weekly and have a number of activities including: study,discussion,meditation and Puja, movies and food...please drop-in!
If you are interested please contact Amalaketu on 07811-966375
Men's and Women's Groups
We offer opportunities to go deeper in Buddhist study with our regular meetings for men and women. These excellent groups allow friendships to flourish and more meaningful communication to occur. These groups are by invitation only, please ask an Order Member if you are interested in joining.
Meditation is a way of becoming more aware and alive to our moment-to-moment experience. All its effects, from simple relaxation to spiritual insight follow from that. In the short term, meditation is an antidote to stress, a means of becoming calmer and more self-possessed; in the long term, it is a tool with which we can transform ourselves fundamentally.
With consistent effort and regular practice, we begin to free ourselves from the limitations of habit. In meditation, we learn not to react habitually to our experience, but to respond creatively and with awareness.
People attending our centres learn two essential Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, which enhances awareness and peace of mind; and Metta Bhavana, or 'development of loving kindness', which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world.