West London Buddhist Centre

A Path to Freedom – Introduction to Buddhism Course (Online)

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  • Wed Jan 5th 2022
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:10 pm
  • Booking required
  • A Path to Freedom – Introduction to Buddhism Course (Online)

This course runs over 6 Wednesday evenings from 5 January to 9 February, 7-9.10pm.

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 the unprecedented and uncertain times we are living through. The course emphasizes 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.

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


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


There is a £30 registration fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable. After the course you will be invited to make a further voluntary contribution towards the event. The suggested donation for this event is £60, but please treat this as a guide to help you and offer what you can above or below that figure. We appreciate your support.

Booking is through Eventbrite using the following link:


Additional support

We wish 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. Just email info@westlondonbuddhistcentre.com



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.

We are running in-person and online events. Browse the calendar, sign-up to our weekly newsletter, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates. Our current opening hours are Mon, Tue & Sat 12-2.30pm. Click here for our Covid policy for in-person events at the Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: The Meditation Club will not be restarting until Sunday 27 March and NOT on 30 January as previously listed.