What to expect at a class
About the classes
The meditation classes and events explain Buddhist meditation, ideas, and practice. They combine guided meditation with practical spiritual advice that you can apply immediately to relieve stress and solve problems in your life.
Everyone is welcome. The classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. The classes are easy to follow and do not need prior knowledge or experience. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or to benefit from the techniques taught. We generally sit on chairs to ensure everyone is comfortable, but there are cushions on the floor if you prefer.
The teacher will explain how to meditate and will give practical guidance during the class. He or she will give a talk based on Buddha’s teachings that will explain how to put meditation into practice in daily life to increase our own and others happiness. There will be a chance to ask questions after the class, with light refreshments available in the cafe, and there is also an opportunity to talk to the teacher.
The general structure of the weekly classes
- Simple guided breathing / relaxation meditation
- Practical teaching on meditation and positive thinking
- Another meditation, discussion and questions & answers
- After the class, the cafe will be open and everyone is welcome to stay for light refreshments.
Attending the classes
The classes are organised as short courses, usually 3-6 weeks long. You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you can as each class is self-contained.
Day & Half-day courses
The structure of these events is similar to that of the weekly classes, with two or more sessions of teaching and meditation with breaks in between. You will need to book in advance for these courses.