Introduction to Meditation: Living with Kindness and Awareness (Online)
- Mon Jan 17th 2022
- Mon Feb 21st 2022
- 7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
- Booking required
It only takes a reminder to breathe,
a moment to be still, and just like that,
something in me settles, softens, makes
space for imperfection. The harsh voice
of judgment drops to a whisper and I
remember again that life isn’t a relay
race; that we will all cross the finish
line; that waking up to life is what we
were born for.
from Danna Faulds ‘Walk Slowly’
Meditation has been proven to have many beneficial effects on our health and wellbeing, including reducing stress, increasing emotional resilience and helping us to respond more creatively to challenges and difficult experiences. Meditation offers a way to resource ourselves and to become more grounded and calm while developing kindness and care towards others and ourselves. Meditation is more than a tool or technique, and practising meditation over time can help us to transform our hearts and minds and to bring more freedom and joy into our lives.
There will be four meditation practices taught on this course: the Body Scan, the Mindfulness of Breathing, the Metta Bhavana (a kindness and compassion practice) and Just Sitting. As well as exploring underlying principles and approaches to meditation, there will be guidance on posture and on setting up and maintaining a meditation practice.
The course will include opportunities to practise together and to learn from shared experience. This is a course for anyone who wants to learn to meditate or for anyone who has learned to meditate and would like a more thorough foundation for their practice. Learn to resource yourself and to become more grounded and calm, while developing kindness and care towards others and yourself.
There is a registration fee of £30 for this event. Please donate using the Paypal link below at the end of the course if you are able to help us continue teaching meditation. The recommended donation is £60.
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.
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.