Awareness is revolutionary – Sangharakshita
Our lunchtime drop-in classes are a good way to sample meditation for the first time. Full instructions given including how to sit comfortably in a chair or on cushions on the floor. We’ll introduce one of our meditation practices – either the mindfulness of breathing which develops calm, focus and wholeheartedness, or a loving kindness (metta bhavana) meditation which develops emotional strength.
There’s no need to book, just come along in time for a prompt 1pm start (doors open 12.45). We’ll introduce the meditation, then guide you through a practice, and be finished by 2pm. Stay for a cuppa and chat from 2.00-2.30 pm if you can.
How much does it cost?
We’re keen to develop a culture of generosity so there is no charge for these sessions, but we’ll invite you to give what you can. Of course you don’t have to give anything if you don’t want or can’t afford to, but we hope you’ll be able to contribute appropriately to the running costs of the centre so more people can benefit.
What should I wear?
You don’t need any special clothes for meditation, just wear comfortable trousers or a loose skirt so you can bend your knees.
What do I need to bring?
You don’t need to bring anything to the class, we have meditation cushions and stools, and will give advice on sitting posture as part of the meditation session.
Do I need any previous experience of meditation?
No, these sessions are suitable for complete beginners.
How can I learn more about meditation?
You can read a little about meditation on our Buddhism & Meditation page, but there’s no substitute for coming along to try it out for yourself!
NB there will be no Tuesday drop in classes between 30 May and 4 July as we will be running our next 6 week intro to Buddhism course then. Thursday classes will be running as usual.