Introduction to Meditation: Summer School
- Tue Aug 11th 2020
- 10:30 am
- 12:30 pm
- Booking required
- By donation
Register in advance for this retreat using this LINK. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
This meditation summer school is for anyone who wants to learn meditation from scratch or for anyone with previous experience of meditation or mindfulness who would like a more thorough foundation for their practice. It will offer an immersive opportunity to learn the basics of meditation and how to bring the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice into everyday life.
There will be four complementary meditation practices taught during the summer school: 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 a meditation practice.
Throughout the summer school there will be opportunities to practise together and to learn from shared experience. All the teaching sessions and led meditations will be recorded and made available to everyone who registers so if you have to miss a session you can catch up later and if you want to revisit any of the material it will be a resource you can return to long after the summer school is over.
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 can have a very positive influence on how we live our lives.