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.
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.
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.
How To Join
Use a PC or Mac
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.
A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.
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.
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.