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Bodhiyoga Course with Kshantika

NB - This course is now full. You can attend a drop-in class on Tuesday evenings from the 29th - see the calendar for details.

This is a new Yoga-based course we are running. The theme of this course will be Metta or kindly benevolence. in the New Year, we will be running a course with a Mindfulness theme.

Kshantika writes -

‘I want to create an environment of enquiry and exploration of our bodies and of our being, one that can both support and deepen our felt sense of connection with ourselves. With an approach that is rooted in the Satipattana system of mindfulness taught by the Buddha Sakyamuni around 500 BCE and permeated with the Buddha’s teaching on metta (kindly benevolence) we can build  some essential tools to work with the difficulties of life.’

The course runs for 6-weeks with no class on 25th November, ending on Monday 9th December.

Booking for these courses.

As with everything we run at the Buddhist Centre, we offer this course on a basis of ‘dana’ or generosity i.e. give what you can afford. If it helps, we suggest a donation of £42. We do however ask for people to donate £20 in advance when they reserve a place and make a commitment to come for the whole course. If your circumstances are such that you can’t afford to do this but you are keen to attend the whole course, please do contact us to book a place and we will be happy to accommodate you. You can then give what ever you can afford each night of the course.

To reserve a place on this course (limited to 12 places), please click here.

About Kshantika -

‘I have been practicing yoga and meditation in a Buddhist context for over 25 years. My journey with this combination of practices began in 1994 when I became inspired by the story of the Buddha’s enlightenment and set out to learn more. This I have done in the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community and was ordained in 2006. A significant aspect of my path has been working with the body particularly through yoga. I had many personal challenges and issues in myself to deal with and an engagement with yoga gave me an invaluable way to work with myself enabling ease in a way that nothing else had. Inspired by my own experience of the practice in 2001 I qualified as a teacher in the Iyengar tradition, in more recent years my practice and teaching have moved significantly to a more breath led movement practice more inspired by Gary Kraftsow and Donna Farhi. To reorient my teaching I have undertaken training with Sadhita and Sudaka, two Order members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who have over 40 years of yoga experience between them. Their approach of Bodhiyoga draws on the Buddha's Satipatthana teaching; by applying this teaching to traditional hatha yoga postures, yoga asana becomes a mindfulness practice.’

Earlier Event: 25 October
Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class
Later Event: 28 October
Mitra Study