Practice Night Class

Practice Night Class

Thursday Practice night is going back to the fundamentals of how we
meditate. The series is based around the 5 traditional hindrances to

In the first half we will be exploring different approaches we can use
with any of our habitual patterns that come up in meditation and our
spiritual life.

In the second half we shall explore a 'hindrance' and how we may
specifically work with them, drawing on personal experience of the team.

The Thursday practice team has well over 100 years of meditation
experience so hopefully you should learn something useful!

The series is open to anybody who is familiar  with the 2 meditations we
teach at the Colchester Buddhist Centre


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Date Subject
24 August 2023 Meditation And Puja
31 August 2023 Full moon puja
7 September 2023 Introduction to the 5 Hindrances from Harsharatna
14 September 2023 Developmental Approach/ Craving
21 September 2023 Somatic Approach /Doubt
28 September Full moon puja Srikirti
5 October Transformative Approach /Ill will
12 October Blue Sky Approach/ restlessness and anxiety
19 October Going for refuge Approach/ Sloth and Torpor
26 October Full moon puja Saddhavasita
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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.

Do I need to book?

No - just arrive at the Buddhist centre in time to begin promptly at 7pm.

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.

Can I still attend if I am under 18?

All are welcome at our classes however if you are under the age of 18 please contact us in advance of joining the session (

The Team


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