Every Monday 11am-12.30pm
with Toby Harrison
£6 per person
Meditation is associated associated with all religions and this may be because it taps into our spiritual side or as some like to call it our being. But thus course will not favor any religious practice.
The course does however, offer the opportunity for you to become more compassionate towards yourself and others.
My personal definition of the practice of meditation is
"Take time out, in stillness/ chanting, observe your thoughts and how your body feels, you will start to lose your fear of yourself."
Meditation Course Plan 5 weeks
Explanation about the course objectives what is meditation. Taking care of yourself, Health and safety.
Exercise breathing, posture sitting on chair. Suggestions for home practice feedback from group
Squared breathing, observation of thoughts
Explanation around visualisation. Practice of 20 minutes meditation and visualation.
Guided meditation laying down relaxation response
Checking in discussion about benefits feedback group.
Tuning into the body, body scan lying down
Observation and pause at the end of the breaths
Practice mindful walking, inhalation, exhalation, body checks
Accepting and letting go meditation
Checking in discussion benefits of being in the moment
Meditation tuning in following breath, awareness of what thoughts you pull
Eating, experience, feedback
Visualisation of memories
Joy, the use of past experiences, feelings and bodily sensations
Sounds and thoughts and the space in between
Checking in feedback
Standing combined mindful stretch and breath meditation
Healing white light meditation
Just being meditation
Just being checking in meditation
Visualation of body energy. Observation of body responses to certain thoughts of activities
Laying or sitting meditation. Expanding boundaries, sensing solidarity, and body density to expand with the universe!
Sundays 7:00pm to 8.15pm
New Series – starting from 1 September with Buddhist nun Kelsang Oden
THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS
When our mind is experiencing an incessant flow of uncomfortable emotions and negative thoughts then we can say that at that time we are UNHAPPY. On the contrary when our mind is feeling at ease, confident and light at that time we can say that we are HAPPY. The practices of meditation and mindfulness taught within Buddhism reveal the technology of happiness and wellbeing, how we can cultivate the causes of happiness and let go of the causes of unhappiness within our own heart. In this six week course we will learn simple but powerful methods to heal and strengthen our mind so that can enjoy our life more.
Sun 1 Sept – The Technology of a peaceful mind
Sun 8 Sept – Transforming Difficulties
Sun 15 Sept – Create the inner experience that you want
2 Week BREAK for the International Fall Festival in Arizona
Sun 6 Oct – Living Meditation
Sun 13 Oct – Identifying the enemy within
Sun 20 Oct – Find freedom through Inner Wisdom
Classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes. They are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience of meditation. You’re more than welcome to come to individual sessions or attend the series as a whole.
Drop-in fee £8 (per class): | free for supporting members |Low income/student concession available
Flexible Class Card: £32 (5 classes for the price of 4)