What to expect at a class
Each class begins with guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace. If we wish, we can join in and recite the Liberating Prayer, which is a chanted prayer where we connect with the inspiration of enlightened beings.
The Teacher will then give a practical teaching. The teaching will focus on how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
The class will finish with a concluding meditation to help us take the teaching to heart and there is also an opportunity to ask questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation?
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. Buddhists respect all people and are happy to help anyone regardless of whether they subscribe to another faith, or to none.
Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
No. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
Do I need to book in advance?
For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come along whenever you can, and start whenever you like.
Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.
Is there any physical exercise involved?
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
How should I dress for class?
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
What is the cost of the class?
$12 per class unless otherwise stated. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. However, the funds we receive are used to maintain the Centre teaching activities.