Buddhism Courses

Life with Full Attention – A practical course in Buddhist Mindfulness (start 12 Oct)

Mindfulness has become a modern buzzword, but its roots reach back 2,500 years to the early teachings of the Buddha. His ancient mindfulness practices still work brilliantly in helping us face the underlying causes of stress and suffering in the lives of ourselves and others. The Buddha's own original teaching of mindfulness is found in the Satipatthana Sutta, which explains how to place careful attention on different aspects of experience, deeply see their significance, and creatively transform them.

Mindfulness is about living fully and vividly, without rumination or distraction. This course will teach a systematic approach to mindfulness and authentic happiness, starting with applying mindfulness in everyday life.

The bestselling book Life with Full Attention by Maitreyabandhu will be our guide to daily practice, provided free with the course.

8 Sat mornings 10:30-13:00
Sat 12 Oct to 7 Dec 2019
!! with 1 wk break on Sat 2 Nov
With: Amalayodhin, Anandavajra
Costs,
£140
£100 concession

Open to All
Booking required (13 places left)

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start 21 Nov)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 Thu evenings
Thu 21 Nov - Thu 12 Dec 2019;
19.00-21.30
With: Karunagita
Costs,
£60
£28 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Buddhism courses for Regulars

With the Tuesday class team or invited guest teachers - Satyanathin, Visuddhimati, Vajramitra and other experienced teachers

Tues 7pm – 9.30pm (usually 6 weeks).

Course cost: £45/£20 if booked in advance.

Weekly drop in rate £10/£5.

Please enquire about the next starting date.

Ongoing courses with members of the Tuesday evening class team. Meditation, tea break and introductory Buddhism in the context of the class. If you cannot make the whole course it is also fine to drop in for individual evenings.

Suitable for anyone who has already learned the two basic meditation practices and wants to go deeper.

Regular Study Groups

We offer opportunities to explore Buddhism in more depth in a regular weekly study group. These are by invitation. If you are interested ask one of our regular class teachers for more information.