Meditation Half Day Retreat
Saturday 2 May | 10.00am – 1.00pm
Meditation Half Day Retreat with Maitreya Centre’s Principal Teacher, James Baskerville
Relax, be inspired and find peace with a half-day course on the ancient practice of mantra recitation. Learn how we can use this simple practice to purify our mind and stay positive. Mantra means mind protection and it is a method to enhance the subtle energies of our body and mind. For centuries, mantra recitation has been used to attain a peaceful and calm mind by pacifying the negative thoughts that give rise to our suffering.
In this half day Course our resident teacher James will explain the meaning of mantra and instructions on how to combine mantra recitation with breathing meditation.
The day retreat will be guided by James Baskerville, Principal Teacher at Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Centre.
James has been practising and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years and has engaged in extensive meditation retreats, including silent retreat. He is especially known for his clarity, humour and inspirational presentation of Buddha’s teachings.
Our classes are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice. Everyone is invited to use whichever aspects of the teachings they find helpful.
No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind.
No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. All you need is the wish to improve yourself and the quality of your life.
No special clothing is required, come as you are.
No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, no-one receives a salary. The funds we receive are used to pay for our venues and operating expenses. Although we charge for classes we also offer low-income rates and no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds.