Half-Day Meditation Course
Saturday 16 November | 10.00am – 1.00pm
At any one time in our life there is always going to be something that is not quite right, a difficulty that causes us worry and stops us being truly at ease. Being ‘up in our head’ over-analysing these situations rarely leads to beneficial solutions and can often lead to further doubt and confusion.
Meditation is a way of connecting to a deeper place in our mind, one of inner stillness free from the turbulence of incessant and disturbing thoughts. From this heart-centred experience of inner peace we can find inspiration and wisdom that can be our inner guide to navigate through life’s challenges.
On this half day workshop Maitreya Buddhist Centre’s Principal Teacher, James Baskerville, will lead meditations and present new methods of problem-solving to replace the unhelpful mental habits of worry, anxiety and avoidance.
This half-day course 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.