Shakyamuni Buddha, painting by Aloka at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre
Shakyamuni Buddha, painting by Aloka at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre

Introductory Classes and Courses on Buddhism and Meditation

Lotus Flower: Buddhist symbol of Compassion

Buddhism and Meditation Introductory Courses in 2017

The following courses provide a comprehensive introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. And are the starting point for anyone interested in getting involved with what happens at the Buddhist Centre.

Tuesday Evening 6 week Introductory Courses 7.30pm- 9.45pm.

Here are the dates for the first week of each course:

  • Tuesday 10th January (day retreat on Sunday 26th February)
  • Tuesday 7th March (day retreat on Sunday 30th April)
  • Tuesday 9th May (day retreat on Sunday 25th June)
  • Tuesday 27th June (day retreat on Sunday 13th August)
  • Tuesday 29th August (day retreat on Sunday 15th October)
  • Tuesday 24th October (day retreat on Sunday 10th December)

Friday Daytime 8 week introductory courses 10am - 12.30pm

Here are the dates for the first week of each course:

  • Friday 24th February (day retreat on Sunday 30th April)
  • Friday 16th June (day retreat on Sunday 13th August)
  • Friday 13th October (day retreat on Sunday 10th December)

The Day Retreats at The Buddhist Centre are a chance to take what we have covered in the courses further. The days will run from 10am - 5pm. If you are unable to make the Day retreat that follows your course it is possible to join one of the other days later in the year.

Introductory courses are followed by a Wednesday night continuation course for those who are interested in taking things further.

We do not charge for our classes they are all given freely. But if you would like to make a donation to support our activities this is greatly appreciated - (read about our dana ecomony)

Booking is not essential but if you would like to confirm that you are coming please visit our bookings page or to enquire more about the course, see our contact page.

Meditation drop-in classes

This class is suitable for complete beginners or for those with some experience of meditation. The class runs throughout the year.

Class times
Tuesdays: 1.05 - 1.55pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm
Fridays: 1.05 - 1.55pm

We teach two meditations at the Nottingham Centre. The 'mindfulness of breathing' is a meditation for developing clarity and awareness. The 'metta bhavana' is a practice for transforming our emotions, and for cultivating positivity and openness towards ourselves and others.

You can come to the class for one week, or keep coming for a number of weeks to gain a fuller experience of meditation. There's no need to book, just turn up at the Buddhist Centre. If you want more information please contact us.

We do not charge for our classes they are all given freely. But if you would like to make a donation to support our activities this is greatly appreciated - (read about our dana ecomony)


For more information about the Buddha and his teachings click here. For more information about meditation click here.

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