West London Buddhist Centre

Introduction to Buddhism: Path to Freedom

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  • Tue Jun 22nd 2021
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:15 pm
  • Booking required
  • £30 registration fee with suggested donation of £60. Bursaries available.

This course will run on six Tuesdays 22 June to 3 August (*no class on Tuesday 13 July), 7-9.15pm.

Are you 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.


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

No experience or knowledge of meditation or Buddhism needed.



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event at least 48 hours before the start date. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable and after the course you will be invited to make a further contribution towards the event. The suggested donation is a guide to help you but please offer what you can above or below that figure.


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