West London Buddhist Centre

A Path to Freedom: Introduction to Buddhism Course (In-person)

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  • Tue Sep 14th 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:30 pm
  • Booking required
  • £150/ £90 concession

This is an in-person course that will run on six Tuesdays from 14 September to 19 October, 7-9.30pm from the Centre.

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 that offer a path to greater freedom and confidence in the face of these unprecedented and uncertain times. We explore how to apply the teachings in your day-to-day life.

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 an ideal foundation for taking part in our drop-in classes, as well as our ‘going deeper’ courses and retreats. No experience or knowledge of meditation or Buddhism needed.


Week 1: The Buddha and his fundamental message
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

Covid Guidance

This is an in-person event and we are looking forward to welcoming you in the West London Buddhist Centre. Please check on our website for the latest guidance on making our centre Covid safe for each other.



We still want to make our events available to everyone who wants to attend so please contact the centre and ask for a bursary if you want to attend but can’t manage the course fees. Our email is: info@westlondonbuddhistcentre.com


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