This eight-week course is an ideal introduction to both meditation and Buddhism and is the best way to get a taste of what we do at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre. You will learn both of the meditation practices that we teach - the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. We will also explore Buddhism by looking at the Three Jewels - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha - and the Threefold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom.
Buddhism is a path to train our minds and throughout this course, we will explore together how it is practically relevant to our own lives, and how it can help us bring about real change both within ourselves and in the world around us.
No prior experience is required.
NB - Please be aware that, due to the Global Climate Strike taking place on Friday 20th September, the Buddhist Centre will be closed on that day (we will be staging an all-day meditation in Old Market Square as part of the strike). This means that there will be no class on September 20th.
The course runs for 8 weeks and will finish on Friday 8th November. There is also a Day Retreat at the Buddhist Centre as part of the course on Sunday 27th October from 10.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Booking Donation for these courses.
In the past, as with our usual policy of making what we offer available to all, we have offered these courses on a dana (generosity) basis. However, some people just come for the first session to try it and don’t then come back. As we have limited places - only 30 on each course - and often a waiting list for the next course, if people do just come for one session and don’t take up the full course, others are denied a chance to attend. So we are now asking for people to donate £30 in advance so that you do 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. If you want to try what we do in order to see whether you do want to commit to a whole eight-week course, then please do attend one or two of our drop-in classes before hand.