We teach 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. Each week we alternate between the two practices.
We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I get there?
We start fairly promptly 1pm. You're welcome to arrive any time from 12:45pm, but please try to not arrive before then as the team may still be setting up.
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
The class is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up!
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
How much does the class cost?
We don't charge for our classes, and the team are not paid for their time. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
The suggested amount, based on how many people come and how much it costs to run the centre, is £5, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.
We can take donations by card or cash.
Can I still attend if I am under 18?
All our welcome at our classes 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 bring written permission from a parent of guardian if you are under 18 and would like to attend.
Where to Find Us
We're just off St. Botolph's Roundabout, across from the Colchester Town Station, just to the left of Mersea Road. Parking is available in Napier Road Car Park (first right off Mersea Road), a few minutes walk away, for £1.