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

Mindfulness and stories from the life of the Buddha

Date Meditation Talk Subject Facilitator
23 December Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation and Silent Reflections (1 hr only) Upekṣhādhī
30 December Mettā Bhāvanā My inspirations Mark
6 January Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning: the New Year Vandanacittā & Upekṣhādhī
13 January Mettā Bhāvanā Stories from the Buddha’s life Upekṣhādhī
20 January Mindfulness of Breathing Positive Emotion Rachel and Jas
27 January Mettā Bhāvanā The Garava Sutta:The Discourse on Reverence Śraddhādāsa
3 February Mindfulness of Breathing A morning of mindfulness Kṣāntivajra
10 February Mettā Bhāvanā Meditation Workshop Upekṣhādhī
17 February Mindfulness of Breathing Triratna System of Practice Men's GFR Group
24 February Mettā Bhāvanā the Buddha's life Nigel Ward
3 March Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning Upekṣhādhī
10 March Mettā Bhāvanā Training for Ordination Marion and friends
17 March Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Workshop – Integration Kṣāntivajra
24 March Mettā Bhāvanā The Sutta Nipāta Pingiya's Praises of the Way to the Beyond Śraddhādāsa
31 March Mindfulness of Breathing Study on Pingiya's Praises of the Way to the Beyond Śraddhādāsa
7 April Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Morning – Triratna Vanarājī
14 April Mindfulness of Breathing Petals of a Lotus Thursday Class
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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, is £5-7, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

The Team

Āryasāra
Āryasāra
Kṣāntivajra
Kṣāntivajra
Śraddhādāsa
Śraddhādāsa
Upekṣhādhī
Upekṣhādhī
Vanarājī
Vanarājī
Vandanacittā
Vandanacittā