Meditation

For regular weekly events including meditation, yoga and sangha events, see our Weekly Drop-in page

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

Courses include 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.

Each course comprises six weeks and concludes with a day retreat on the weekend after the last session.

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop In Meditation

From Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 to Wednesday 19th Dec 2018, 12.30pm

This popular lunchtime class is designed for anyone working or living locally. Take half an hour out of your weekly routine to refresh your body and mind with meditation.  This class is suitable for experienced meditators and also those with no prior experience of sitting meditation. It runs from 12.30 -1pm.

Please note that as this class is only 30 mins long any instruction will be brief and minimal. For a fuller introduction to meditation please see our Thursday Morning Drop In.

There is no fee for the course. All our meditation and Buddhism events have no charge.

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Essentials of Buddhism Level 2

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15
Price: 
£0.00

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

The next course is looking at the wheel of life and it begins on the 17 January.

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 25th Feb 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' below and following the checkout...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1

From Wednesday 17th Jan 2018 to Wednesday 21st Feb 2018, 7.00pm

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...

Thursday Drop In Meditation

From Thursday 11th Jan 2018 to Thursday 13th Dec 2018, 10.30am

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 2nd Feb 2018 to Friday 24th Aug 2018, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Day Retreat

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30

For all those who have attended a Wednesday night class, we offer a day retreat at the GBC after the end of the current session of classes. 

Starts at 10:30 (doors at 10), and ends at 16:30.  Bring vegetarian food to share for lunch.