Thursday Class

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.

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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How To Join

Use a PC or Mac

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A few minutes before we're due to start, either:

  • Click here to join
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A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join or open the app and enter the meeting ID 296-080-125.

Programme

The Noble Eightfold Path of Vision and Transformation

Date Meditation Talk Subject Facilitator
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
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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
Upekṣhādhī
Upekṣhādhī
Vanarājī
Vanarājī

Where to Find Us

We are in South Woodham Ferrers, opposite the library.