West London Buddhist Centre

Introduction to Buddhism

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  • Wed Jan 9th 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:30 pm
  • Booking required
  • £140 Full waged / £100 Part waged / £60 Unwaged / Bursaries available

Six Wednesdays 9 January-13 February 7-9.30pm

Looking for a clear overview of essential teachings and practices at the heart of Buddhism? Join us for this course on key aspects of the Buddhist tradition, and how they’re relevant to us right here and now in the modern West – and how you can apply them in your day-to-day life if you choose. Classes will include a mixture of discussion, presentation and optional “take-home” reflections, along with an experiential taste of Buddhist meditation. The course will give you experience and understanding to underpin participation in our drop-in classes, and is also an ideal foundation for our ‘Basic Buddhism’ courses, which go into more depth on specific aspects of Buddhism, and our ‘Going Deeper’ retreats. No experience or knowledge of meditation or Buddhism needed.

The course runs over six weekly meetings:
Week 1: The Buddha and his significance today
Week 2: Buddhist ethics – in principle and in practice
Week 3: Meditation and the mind
Week 4: Wisdom – a Buddhist framework for living life and understanding reality
Week 5: Buddhist ritual, symbols and mantras
Week 6: Community – its nature and significance in Eastern and Western Buddhism

There is a small and strictly limited number of low-cost bursary places available for those who cannot afford the course fee. Please contact the Centre office if you wish to apply.

Hanka Dilley and Ratnadeva

Booking

The easiest way to book is online - just click the button below.

Please make sure you have read all the details of the event, have made sure you are eligible to attend (eg for 'going deeper' events) and are willing to make any commitments that are required.

Bookings are fully refundable up to 7 days in advance. After that we cannot usually offer refunds.

Book Online

You can also book in person at the Centre, or by sending a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre along with your name, email and phone number and the name and date of the event to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

Please include your name, email and phone number with your booking.