Newcomers Online Class
Introduction to Buddhist meditation and Dharma teachings.
Suitable for complete beginners.
This is a six week course introducing meditation and Buddhist teachings. The class runs from 10.30am to 1:00pm every Saturday from 30th January 2021.
During the course you will learn 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.
In addition to learning meditation, we will introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world.
This is an interactive course, you will be encouraged to ask questions and there will be periods of discussion in small groups.
It is not required that you attend every week of the course, but it is recommended that you attend as much as you are able to achieve the full benefit.
Spaces are limited and booking in advance is required. The recommended donation for the whole course is between £50 - £20.
If you wish to donate a larger or smaller amount than is available on the website, please get in contact with us
Login details will be provided to you directly once you have booked your place on the course.
For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.
A few minutes before we're due to start, open the app if you have downloaded it, or go to join.zoom.us, and enter the meeting ID you've been given to join.
The course is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs
Yes. As places are limited booking is essential
No. The meditations we teach on the course are introduced alongside the Buddhist teachings which provide a context for these practices
The recommended donation for the course is £25 for the full six weeks for those who are fully waged and £20 for concessions
All are welcome at our newcomers classes and courses however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If this is not possible it will be necessary to send written permission via email from a parent of guardian if you are under 18 and would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the first week of the course