Meditation Day Retreat
Saturday 18 January | 10.00am – 5.00pm
Meditation Day Retreat with Maitreya Centre’s Principal Teacher, James Baskerville
We often have trouble letting go of painful events in our past and this affects the way we respond to our current life situations. We blame situations, ourselves or others and remain trapped in a state of anger and hurt, or simply stuck in old habits.
On this New Year retreat we will look at special meditation techniques to free our mind from the blocks that hold us back from moving forward. Through meditation and mindfulness we can discover how each moment is a new opportunity to create the future we want.
Buddhist Teacher James Baskerville will guide us through meditations and give practical advice about how we can let go of self-limiting views and develop the confidence to bring about the new version of ourself that we long for.
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.