Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Seeking freedom? That’s what the Buddha offered us! Freedom: however we interpret the word!

This course will bring togther the Buddha’s path to freedom with the two meditations taught by the Buddha.

We will spend time each week learning and practising meditation together with exploring Buddhist teachings that take us from where we are to where we aspire to be - from who we are now to our highest aspirations.

Dharmagatu   Led by Dharmagatu

Programme

Date Discussion Topic Meditation
13 April Who was the Buddha and what was the flavour and focus of his teachings Introducing meditation posture and mindfulness
20 April What is the radical foundation teaching of the Buddha and how does it impact on all around us and give us infinite hope? Learning and practising the mindfulness of breathing meditation

27 April “Existence is dukkha.” The Buddha taught but what is this dukkha and from where does is arise? Refining and practising mindfulness of breathing meditation
4 May So getting to the heart of it: what is the Buddhist path to freedom? The cultivation of the loving kindness metta meditation - the what, how and why of this meditation
11 May On the Buddha’s path to freedom where and how does my being a ‘good person’ fit? Further practice and understanding of the metta meditation.
18 May On the Buddha’s path to freedom why, where and how does meditation fit? Working with the difficulties that arise in meditation
25 May Reviewing just how wise we find the Buddha’s teachings in my living a life of greater freedom? How and why develop a regular meditation practice
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay if I can't make every week?

The cost covers the entire course, and it is best to come every week. If you'd like to come but there is one or two weeks you can't make, please contact us before booking.

What should I wear?

There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No the course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about key Buddhist ideas.

Where to Find Us

We're in Newtown, a few minutes walk away from the station.