Practice Night

The evening is usually structured in two halves. In the first half there is a meditation practice, and after a short tea break, we will explore another aspect of Buddhism either with a talk and discussion, or other practices including pūjā.


The Art of Working in Meditation — Led by Harsharatna

A series exploring meditation.

Date The Meditators Toolbox
2 January Mindfulness of Breathing / Puja
9 January Intro to integration & posture / Meditation dialogue
16 January Focus & Breath 1 / Team talks
23 January Working in Access 1 / Sutta study
30 January Focus & Breath 2 / Meditation reviews
6 February Anatomy of Breathing / Puja
13 February Dealing with difficulties / Meditation inquiry
20 February Working in Access 2 / Dharma Cafe
27 February Images & Imagination / Heart dialogue
5 March Just Sitting / Puja
The Brāhmā Vihāras — led by Atulyamati

A series exploring the Brāhmā Vihāras of Mettā, Muditā, Karunā and Upekkha.

Date The Brāhmā Vihāras
12 March Metta Bhavana / Introduction to Engaged Buddhism
19 March Metta Bhavana / Meditation reviews
26 March Karuna Bhavana / Guest speaker
2 April Karuna Bhavana / Heart dialogue
9 April Mudita Bhavana / Puja
16 April Mudita Bhavana / Dharma cafe
23 April Upekkha Bhavana / Guest speaker
30 April Upekkha Bhavana / Meditation inquiry
7 May Just Sitting / Puja
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?

Absolutely. Though of course you'll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

If coming on a pūjā night and you have not done it before, please let the class leader know so they can give an introduction.

How long do I need to have been coming?

The class is best suited for those who have attended an entire series (or most of a series) on Newcomers Night or have completed an Introductory Course.

I can't make it to any of the introductory classes, can I come to this class instead?

Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.

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.

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.

The Team