Meditation / Courses

Beginners Loving Kindness Meditation Online

**Places limited, please book early. Latest date for booking: 3pm Wed 14th April to ensure that we have time to send you the Zoom link**

Can we love ourselves and others more deeply? Is kindness something which we can develop?

During this four week course, two of the Buddhist Centre's most experienced teachers introduce the loving kindness meditation, a practice which teaches us to really open the heart and to overcome the obstacles to kindness. It is a practice which can protect us all in difficult times.

The two meditation practices taught at the Buddhist Centre are Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (Loving Kindness). Each practice is taught in a four week course that can be taken independently, but they also fit together as a pair, giving you a total of eight weeks tuition.

Led by Sarvananda and Vajragupta

Wednesday nights 7 - 9pm
14th April to 5th May
4 weeks £45/£35 (concession)

From Beginners courses you can move on to the Going Deeper with Buddhist Meditation Courses.

Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta - the Direct Path to Realization - Study & Meditation Course

**Places limited, please book early. Latest date for booking: 3pm Wed 14th April to ensure that we have time to send you the Zoom link**

“Bhikkhus, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation for the disappearance of pain and grief, for the attainment of the true way, for the realisation of Nibbāna – namely the four foundations of mindfulness.” (MN 10. 56)

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the primary source for the Buddha’s teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness. We might well wonder how something as seemingly down to earth as mindfulness directed to the body, feelings and the mind could possibly lead to awakening and the realisation of Nibbāna. So on this course we will be studying Bhikkhu Anālayo’s clear and insightful commentary on the Sutta which helps to reveal the profundity of the Buddha’s liberating teaching.

Bhikkhu Anālayo also recorded seven led meditations to accompany the book and we will be using these to access the four foundations through our own direct experience.

You will need a copy of the book “Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta - the Direct Path to Realization” by Bhikkhu Anālayo. It is available from Windhorse Publications and can be found via the link below.

This course is not suitable for beginners but is open to Order Members, Mitras and anyone who has been practising for at least a couple of years.

Led by Alokadhara

Sat 3 - 5pm

17 Apr – 5 Jun (no class 8 May)

7 weeks £65/£50 (concession)