A 5 WEEK GUIDED INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION – ALL WELCOME

FOLLOW THROUGH ON THOSE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!

 

We all appreciate the need to look after our bodies through exercise, good diet and sufficient sleep. A similar need to look after our minds is often overlooked in our busy lives.
One way of looking after our minds is to practise simple meditation techniques that provide a respite from the background buzz and excessive mental activity that tend to crowd our inner world. This can than give us the mental space to develop more positive attitudes towards ourselves and others.
This 5 week course focuses on mindfulness, which is the essence of many meditation practices. By the end of the course you will understand the principles behind the practice and be able to meditate on your own. The course presents meditation in the style of the secular mindfulness traditions that have grown up in West over the last 30 years.
This course is organised by the London Centre for Mindfulness (www.londoncentreformindfulness.com). The tutor, John Bonell, has many years of meditation experience to draw upon.
 
The course will take place on Thursday evenings, from 6.00 to 7.15 pm at:
 
William Gibbs Community Centre, William Gibbs Court, Old Pye Street Estate, Westminster, SW1P 2LR (www.communitycentresuk.com/community-centres/william-gibbs-community-centre) for directions.
COST:  £40 for whole course including introduction to be paid in advance. £10 per individual session. Concessions available.
Further information from: [email protected], Tel: 07966 510290.

 

COURSE PLAN

Introduction    Introduction and overview of course

Week 1 What is meditation. Establishing a good posture. Identifying the object of meditation.

Week 2  Meditation on the body and breath and common problems that arise.

Week 3  Meditation on the body and breath and identifying how feelings (Vedana) affect the mind.

Week 4  Meditation on the body and breath and establishing equanimity towards our crazy minds.

Week 5  Meditation on the body and breath and using inner tranquility to develop positive mental states

Save