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.
In this series we will explore how we can progressively deepen our concentration after the Hindrances have subsided, with practical instructions on how to work with 'Sinking and Drifting", working with balanced effort and then starting to notice then cultivate the 5 factors
of Dhyana. From here we can then explore how to work on the threshold between access concentration and the 1st dhyana, and in the first 2 dhyanas themselves.
The series is lead by the Thursday night team, and will include talks,workshops and discussions as well as the full moon pujas.
This series we will be exploring how to work with papañca, mental proliferations, which can so often take over our minds. The series will explore what papañca is, introduce techniques that may help us calm the mind in meditation as well as a series of talks of how to work with its causes off the cushions.
There will, as always, be meditation, pujas and an opportunity to discuss our meditation practice.
The series will be run by the Thursday night practice team.
|Introduction to the series
|Where is the thought?
|Worm Moon Puja
|The gap between thoughts
|Using the body
|Comparing papañca with calm
|Pink Moon Puja
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 (email@example.com)