Mindfulness meditation provides many benefits – it develops the qualities of stability, clarity and strength of mind. It allows us to live more mindfully and so improves confidence and concentration, and enables us to handle stress better. The Learn to Meditate course will provide tools and practical advice for developing your own mindfulness meditation practice.
Each of the three classes will involve guided meditation instruction, meditation practice, mindful activities and discussion. The course is interactive and communal – we aim to create a learning environment where the instructions become experiential and directly relevant.
This class is the first class in a 3 part series, to introduce the 3 main elements of the meditation practice technique as taught in the Shambhala tradition.
Friday September 15th; Part 1- Mindfulness of body; introduction to the posture of meditation
Friday September 22nd; Part 2- Breath as the object of meditation; introduction to the object of meditation
Friday September 29th; Part 3- Mindfulness of mind; introduction to relating with emotions and thoughts
In each of the 3 evenings, a complete meditation instruction will be offered amplifying one of these 3 steps, in order to deepen our personal experience with each aspect and have the chance to ask questions.
This series of classes is free of charge, though we request and welcome donations.