Online Thursday Class

Online Thursday Class

The morning takes place in two halves. In the first half, we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. After a short tea break, we will introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.

Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. Make an online donation here

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.

Talks

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion.

Click on the link below to join us on Thursday morning.

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Programme

In progress
28 March 2024 — 9 January 2025: The Three Jewels : Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

Date Meditation Title Facilitator
28 March 2024 Mettā Bhāvanā Friendship GFR Group - Abhayasiddi
4 April 2024 Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning Lisa
11 April 2024 Mettā Bhāvanā What the Buddha taught Abhayavāṇī
18 April Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Workshop Āryasāra
25 April Mettā Bhāvanā What the Dharma means to me Mens GFR group
2 May Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning John
9 May Mettā Bhāvanā The four sights Upekṣhādhī
16 May Mindfulness of Breathing a dialogue Upekṣhādhī - Parami
23 May Mettā Bhāvanā The Dharma Saraṇālokā
30 May Mindfulness of Breathing The Buddha's Enlightenment Dharmavartin
6 June Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Morning Āryasāra
13 June Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Workshop Kṣāntivajra
20 June Mettā Bhāvanā Actions have consequences Sthiranāga 
27 June Mindfulness of Breathing What lives in my practice and why Upekṣhādhī
4 July Mettā Bhāvanā Practice morning
11 July Mindfulness of Breathing Testing the teachings Pat
18 July Mettā Bhāvanā 1 year on Abhayavāṇī
25 July Mindfulness of Breathing Garland of Verses Upekṣhādhī - Group
1 August Mettā Bhāvanā Practice morning Saraṇālokā
8 August Mindfulness of Breathing Tibetan book of the dead Dharmavartin
15 August Mettā Bhāvanā Meditation workshop Sthiranāga 
22 August Mindfulness of Breathing Being an Order Member Dharmavartin
29 August Mettā Bhāvanā Send off for David for his ordination Retreat Upekṣhādhī
5 September Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning Upekṣhādhī
12 September Mettā Bhāvanā The Sangha
19 September Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Workshop
26 September Mettā Bhāvanā Dharma Niyamas
3 October Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning
10 October Mettā Bhāvanā What the Sangha means to me
17 October Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Workshop
24 October Mettā Bhāvanā No fixed self
31 October Mindfulness of Breathing Going on retreat – the right conditions
7 November Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Morning
14 November Mindfulness of Breathing The Arya Sangha
21 November Mettā Bhāvanā Meditation Workshop
28 November Mindfulness of Breathing Silence – ending the 3 Jewels
5 December Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Morning
12 December Mindfulness of Breathing Reflection – end of year
19 December Mettā Bhāvanā New theme: this being that becomes
26 December Mindfulness of Breathing One hour sesshin
2 January 2025 Mettā Bhāvanā New Year Reflection
9 January 2025 Mindfulness of Breathing New theme: This being that becomes
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No, the class is suitable for everyone who wants to meditate or learn about Buddhism.

What should I wear?

There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up!

Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?

Absolutely. Though of course you'll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

Can I just come for the meditation?

Of course, though the meditation we teach is itself a Buddhist teaching.

How much does the class cost?

We don't charge for our classes, and the team are not paid for their time. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

The suggested amount, based on how many people come and how much it costs to run the centre, would be what you would pay for say a Yoga class, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

The Team

Āryasāra
Kṣāntivajra
Śraddhādāsa
Vanarājī
Vandanacittā