Saturday Dharma Morning

The morning takes place in two halves. In the first half (starting at 9.30am), we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. After the break, starting at 10.15am we will introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.

The class will split into two groups. For those who are new to meditation we will give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience. For those who are more experienced, we have an unguided meditation.

Dharma

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion. Each week will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge.

When it is time to start, the link to join will be: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6527613903

How To Join

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

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Programme

13 June: "Is That So?" — Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin

Roland introduces us to the great Zen Master Hakuin - can we follow his example and realise a more creative and equanimous mind in challenging situations?

20 June: The Parable of the Mustard Seed — Kisa Gotami’s transformative encounter with the Buddha

Pam tells the tragic story of Kisa Gotami, a mother maddened with grief at the death of her son, who learns a valuable lesson in life from the Buddha.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear and how should I sit?

There are no special requirements, just make sure you'll be comfortable to sit for the length of the meditation. If you don't have meditation equipment at home, a dining room chair will be perfectly suitable.

Do I need to book?

No, just turn up!

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No - the class is suitable for everyone, and the guided meditation group is especially suited to those who are new to meditation and Buddhism.

How much does the class cost?

We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

The Team

Aryadharma
Aryadharma
Cara
Cara
Clifford
Clifford
David
David
Emma
Emma
Kamalamayi
Kamalamayi
Nagasuri
Nagasuri
Pam
Pam
Roland
Roland
Samacitta
Samacitta
Som
Som