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.

When it is time to start, the link to join will be: https://zoom.us/j/296080125

How To Join

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

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

  • Click here to join
  • If you have downloaded the app, open it and enter the meeting ID 296-080-125
  • Go to join.zoom.us and enter the meeting ID 296-080-125

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

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 and Brahmaviharas

Date Meditation Talk Subject
16 April Karunā Bhāvanā Meditation Workshop - Mike
23 April Mettā Bhāvanā Wheel of Life (MB) Aryasara
30 April Mindfulness of Breathing Truthful Speech Genny
7 May Practice Morning Meditation and Ritual Theme: Buddhas Enlightenment Vanaraji
14 May Mettā Bhāvanā Study: Truthful Speech - Āryasāra
21 May Meditation Workshop Developing sympathetic joy - Kṣāntivajra
28 May Mindfulness of Breathing What is a mitra and what it means to me - Upekṣhādhī and Mitras
4 June Practice Morning Meditation and Ritual – Theme exploring meaning of Threefold Puja/Upeksha- Upekṣhādhī
11 June Mettā Bhāvanā Q and A - Āryasāra
18 June Brahmavihárás Rachel, Pat, Katrina & Pauline
25 June Mindfulness of Breathing Right Action - Kṣántivajra
2 July Practice Morning Meditation & Ritual - Wisdom - Áryasára
9 July Mettā Bhāvanā Study: Vírya: energy in the pursuit of the good Upekṣhádhí
16 July Brahmavihárá Review of Brahmavihárá Meditations , Q&A - Upekṣhádhí
23 July Mindfulness of Breathing Welcome Back to ex Sarah Wellard after her 3 month Ordination Retreat at Akashavana, Spain Sarah/Upekṣhádhí
30 July Mettā Bhāvanā The meaning & practice of Mantras - Lauren
6 August Practice Morning Meditation & Ritual - Seshin, silent flow of meditation, readings & relaxation- Upekṣhádhí
13 August Mindfulness of Breathing My work with Buddhism in schools - Katrina
20 August Mettā Bhāvanā Personal Talk: Working with right effort - Mike
27 August Mindfulness of Breathing Exploring Right Livelihood - David
3 September Practice Morning Meditation & Ritual - Loving Kindness - Upekṣhádhí
More questions? Get in touch

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.