A class at the Buddhist Centre with led meditations of the two main practices, talks and discussion around a variety of Buddhist topics.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
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
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
|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|
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.
No - just arrive at the Buddhist centre in time to begin promptly at 7pm.
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.
Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.
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.
All are welcome at our classes however if you are under the age of 18 please contact us in advance of joining the session (firstname.lastname@example.org)