West London Buddhist Centre

Introduction to Buddhism

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  • Mon Mar 26th 2018
  • 2:30 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • Booking required
  • £120 Full waged, £80 Part waged, £40 Unwaged

Six Monday afternoons 26 March – 7 May 2.30-4.15pm (No class on 2 April)

Looking for a clear run-down 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 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 further courses on offer at WLBC on specific aspects of Buddhism.  No experience or knowledge of meditation or Buddhism needed. This course runs over six weekly meetings, though with no class on bank holiday Monday 2 April.

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

Dhammagita and Ratnaprabha


Full payment is required to make your booking. Please make sure you have read all the details on this page, and understand any specific commitments required before booking. Payments are non transferable but can be refunded up to 5 working days before the course starts (minus £20 cancellation fee). In the event of the course being cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

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Please either click on the ‘Book Online’ button above, or write a cheque payable to West London Buddhist Centre and send with your booking request to:

The West London Buddhist Centre,

45a Porchester Rd,

London W2 5DP

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