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.
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.
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.
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The Noble Eightfold Path of Vision and Transformation
|27 August||Mindfulness of Breathing||Exploring Right Livelihood||David|
|3 September||Mettā Bhāvanā||Noble Eightfold Path, Introducing Padmasambhava||Kṣāntivajra|
|10 September||Upekka Bhavana||Meditation Workshop||Upekṣhādhī|
|17 September||Mindfulness of Breathing||Noble Eightfold Path, Mindfulness - Sending off for Genny who goes on her ordination retreat||Sarah|
|24 September||Mettā Bhāvanā||Study: Mindfulness||Pat Elliott|
|1 October||Mindfulness of Breathing||Introducing Dr Ambedkar||Kṣāntivajra|
|8 October||Mettā Bhāvanā||Noble Eightfold Path – Concentration||Āryasāra|
|15 October||Mindfulness of Breathing||Study: Right Concentration||Upekṣhādhī|
|22 October||Mettā Bhāvanā||The journey so far||Eric and Mike|
|29 October||Mindfulness of Breathing||Our experience of going for refuge - Welcoming back ex Genny from her ordination retreat||Mens GFR Group|
|5 November||Mettā Bhāvanā||Practice Morning: Sangha Jewel||Vanarājī|
|12 November||Mindfulness of Breathing||Noble Eightfold path: Mindfulness||Vimoksini|
|19 November||Mettā Bhāvanā||Meditation Workshop: Review of Brahma Viharas||Kṣāntivajra|
|26 November||Mindfulness of Breathing||Noble Eightfold Path Recap||Āryasāra|
|3 December||Mettā Bhāvanā||Practice Morning: Mindful Relaxation||Barbara|
|10 December||Mindfulness of Breathing||Launch New Programme for 2021/Veganism within a family||Upekṣhādhī/Laura|
|17 December||Mettā Bhāvanā||End of Year Reflection/Meditation/Readings||Āryasāra/Upekṣhādhī|
|24 December||Mindfulness of Breathing||Christmas Eve – Meditation and Readings (10am-11am)|
|31 December||Mettā Bhāvanā||New Year’s Eve Meditation, Readings and Reflection||Mark|
|7 January||Mindfulness of Breathing||Practice Morning: New Year||Āryasāra/Upekṣhādhī|
|14 January||Mettā Bhāvanā||New Programme: 6 Paramitas||Upekṣhādhī|
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.
Where to Find Us
We are in South Woodham Ferrers, opposite the library.