Introduction to Meditation - a 4 week course with Bernard Mordan from 5th September
Start Date: 5 Sep 2019 End Date : 26 Sep 2019Every Thu every week, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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WhoTeacher: Bernard Mordan
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
Meditation is essentially the practice of paying attention to what we are doing while we are doing it, whatever this may be. In the Buddhist tradition, this type of attention is called mindfulness.
Meditation is practiced using simple methods of focusing and stabilising our minds as well as developing acceptance and non-preference while letting thought come and go. Modern life can be stressful and busy. Most of the time we are carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning and end up feeling tired and stressed by everyday life. Practicing meditation can change this. Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly develop tools to handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and become able relate to others with more understanding and tolerance.
This is a weekly course for beginners taking place every Thursday evening for 4 weeks between 19.00 and 20.30. It will include posture, relaxation, breathing and other meditation essentials.
This “Introduction to Meditation” course has limited spaces. Our courses tend to fill up quickly, so booking a place in advance is absolutely necessary. We can only guarantee admission to those with a confirmed booking.
We ask that people booking for this course commit to attend all the scheduled classes. If you are unable to commit to full attendance, please do not reserve a place which could have be given to someone else.
Traditionally the Buddhist teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless and those receiving the teachings practice generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the centre. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given, freely from the heart, in appreciation for receiving the precious instructions that can help better one’s life and the lives of others.
Making a donation directly helps to provide all the necessary conditions for the study and practice of meditation and Buddhism, bringing teachers to teach and maintaining a spiritual community as well as contributing to the considerable expenses that are involved in running a centre. We are grateful for your support and hope to continue to provide a space of peace and calm dedicated to promoting world peace and good health of body and mind.