Meditation helps you to feel happy and can help you to manage anxiety and stress. It is also scientifically proven to help improve focus and concentration.
We run beginners meditation classes every Tuesday evening from 19.00 to 21.00pm, and intermediate classes on Thursday evenings from 19.00 to 21.00pm.
These are open to all people, of all beliefs and religious orientation, or who have no religious orientation at all.
Following the meditation you are free to go home, stay for refreshments or even join us for a talk about Buddhism from one of our resident Monks, who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and don’t worry, there will never be any pressure or attempt to convert you to Buddhism.
If you have never meditated using the Dhammakaya Meditation method before, we recommended you come on a Tuesday at 18.30pm, so we can give you a brief overview of our session and answer any questions you may have.
If you cannot make a Tuesday, you can also come on a Thursday, also at 18.30pm for an introduction.
Come and join us and find out how to meditate, and more importantly how to stay meditating – that’s the real key!
18.30-19.00: Introduction for newcomers
19.00-19.45: Meditation led by one of our resident monks.
19.45-20.00: Tea/Coffee Break-Refreshment.
20.00-20.45: Talk about Buddhism
20.45-21.00: Question / discussion time.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
We don’t charge for meditation, but the centre does rely on donations to keep going. If you can donate £5.00, it will help us to keep providing these classes to the community. However, we will never turn anyone away due to lack of funds.
WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD I WEAR?
Loose-fitting (but modest) clothes are recommended for your own comfort. In Dhammakaya meditation tradition, it’s customary to wear light coloured (preferably white) clothing as it helps the meditation’s atmosphere, but you don’t have to.
DO I HAVE TO SIT ON THE FLOOR?
You can choose to sit on a mat, (bring your own or use one of ours), or use one of our back-rest mats (like a chair without legs) on the floor. Or you can sit on a regular chair, it’s up to you.
We also have wheelchair access and can accommodate people with limited physical ability.