Learn to Meditate

Learn to Meditate

The object of meditation is to transform oneself, not to have good meditations – Sangharakshita

The Buddha’s reputation is as an exemplar of peace and kindness. The Buddha addressed his teaching towards each person according to their needs and this is what the Triratna Buddhist Community continues to do.

Our main practices include the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Metta Bhavana (loving-kindness) and just sitting. These practices focus on developing calmness, integration, positive emotion, and insight into human potential.

Join our Wednesday evening ‘Meditation for Beginners’ class (7:30 – 8:30pm). Book an in person space on our website through the ‘events’ page, or join us online.


How much does it cost?
We invite you to give what you can to support us to keep providing classes for others – Donate here

Do I need any previous experience of meditation?
No, these sessions are suitable for complete beginners.

Do I need to be a Buddhist?
No, meditation is helpful for many people – just bring curiosity!

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. You can sit on a chair if you don’t want to try sitting on cushions or a stool.

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.

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Our aim is to inspire a culture of generosity in the way we share Buddhist teachings. Therefore all our meditation and Buddhism activities are offered on a generosity basis – what you contribute is left to your generosity. You don't have to give anything if you don't want to or can't afford to, but we hope you'll be able to contribute appropriately so more people can benefit. To learn more see donate