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
18 July 2024 — 9 January 2025: The Three Jewels : Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

Date Meditation Title Facilitator
18 July 2024 Mettā Bhāvanā 1 year on Abhayavāṇī
25 July Mindfulness of Breathing Garland of Verses Upekṣhādhī - Group
1 August Mettā Bhāvanā Practice morning Abhayavāṇī
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 Rachel's send off Upekṣhādhī
19 September Mindfulness of Breathing The Sangha Dharmavartin
26 September Mettā Bhāvanā What's live for me now? Eric
3 October Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Morning Abhayavāṇī
10 October Mettā Bhāvanā Ex David's welcome back Upekṣhādhī
17 October Mindfulness of Breathing Ex Rachel's welcome back Upekṣhādhī
24 October Mettā Bhāvanā Dharma Niyhamas Kṣāntivajra
31 October Mindfulness of Breathing Going on retreat – the right conditions Saraṇālokā
7 November Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Morning Ex Rachel
14 November Mindfulness of Breathing The Arya Sangha Āryasāra
21 November Mettā Bhāvanā The Tibetan Book of the Dead Kṣāntivajra
28 November Mindfulness of Breathing Silence – the 3 Jewels Upekṣhādhī
5 December Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Morning Ex David
12 December Mindfulness of Breathing New 2025 Theme: This Being That Becomes Upekṣhādhī
19 December Mettā Bhāvanā Reflection - end of year Upekṣhādhī/Śraddhādāsa
26 December Mindfulness of Breathing To be decided
2 January 2025 Mettā Bhāvanā New Year Reflection Śraddhādāsa/Upekṣhādhī
9 January 2025 Mindfulness of Breathing 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