Buddhism

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We investigate the three-fold path of ethics, meditation and wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation, followed by a tea break, and then study and discussion led by experienced Buddhists.

The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how relevant the traditional Buddhist teachings are to contemporary life.

Each course concludes with a day retreat on the weekend after the last session.

Summertime Specials: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join us for four Tuesdays in August to experience the Four Satipatthanas, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Each week will be a meditation practice night centring around each satipatthana

Tuesday 7 August - kaya - mindfulness of the body

Tuesday 14 August - vedana - mindfulness of feeling

Tuesday 21st August - citta - mindfulness of thought 

Tuesday 28th August - dharmas - mindfulness of mind objects

Summertime Specials are open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 Buddhism course.

Summertime Specials: The Foundations of Mindfulness

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Join us for four Tuesday in August to experience the Four Satipatthanas, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Each week will be a meditation practice night centring around each satipatthana

Tuesday 7 August - kaya - mindfulness of the body

Tuesday 14 August - vedana - mindfulness of feeling

Tuesday 21st August - citta - mindfulness of thought 

Tuesday 28th August - dharmas - mindfulness of mind objects

Summertime Specials are open to anyone who has completed a Level 1 Buddhism course.

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Price: 
£0.00

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation, a six week mornings course
starts Tuesday 11th September, 10am-12noon

A structured introduction to meditation, posture, setting up a practice, balancing effort and relaxation. Participants will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices, the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (development of loving kindness).

Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and improving quality of life, to accessing clearer states of mind and positive emotions such as...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation followed by a tea break and then study and discussion led by an experienced Buddhist. Participants progress through three levels of the study with Level 1 suitable for those completely new to Buddhism. The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15
Price: 
£0.00

This course is only suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course.

The next course is looking at the Buddha's eight-fold path and it begins on the 12th September.

Each course comprises six weeks and concludes with a day retreat on the Sunday after the last session. For this course the day retreat is on Sunday 21st October from 10.30 - 4.30pm. (Please bring vegetarian food for our shared lunch on the day retreat.)

Booking is recommended for this course. You can register online by clicking 'add to basket'...