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Classes

Our aim is to provide a local situation in which people can meditate together, and explore Buddhism as a living spiritual tradition, within a friendly and active community of like-minded people.

You don't have to be a Buddhist to come to our classes. We welcome anyone who wants to come along to learn about meditation and Buddhism.

Our teachers are ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order, or those training for ordination, and all have many years experience of committed personal practice of meditation and Buddhism.

Cost

We believe cost should not prevent people attending, so all our drop-in classes are offered on a donation or "dana" basis (dana means generosity). The suggested donation is £10 (full-waged) / (£5 part-waged)

Bursaries may also be available for selected course places - contact us for information.

Monday evening

Meditation is a way of engaging more fully with the world, charging it with awareness and creativity.

Monday nights offer the opportunity to learn two fundamental meditation practices that help to develop clarity, positivity and peace of mind. Each week we alternate between the two practices, offering guided meditation, discussion and support. There'll be a tea break half way through to give you the opportunity to ask any further questions and connect with like-minded people.

This class is suitable for new-comers but do keep coming if you already know the practices. There is always more to explore.

Classes held at Effra Space 21 Effra Parade, SW2 1PX.

Please arrive between 7.10-7.25pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.

Suggested Donation £10 Waged/£5 Unwaged.

All Welcome.

Wednesday evening

7.30 to 9.30pm - Buddhism and Meditation Class.

Venue: Upstairs at Yoga Point, 122 Dalberg Rd, Brixton, SW2 1AP

Wednesday's class is open to all those who know the two practices above and are able to sit in meditation without much guidance. If you've come to our Monday class a few times or learned these practices at another Triratna centre, then you will be fine to come to this class.

Classes usually begin with a 30-40 minute meditation session, followed by a tea break, after which there will be an exploration of a Buddhist theme. Usually this will be in the form of a short talk, discussion and reflection. Once a month on the Wednesday closest to the date of the full moon, we usually have a 'puja', a Buddhist ritual, in the second part of the class.

This class is a great way to learn about the basic principles of Buddhism and meet like-minded people who will be able to support you in your practice.

New theme starting 9th January: Bringing the Buddha to Life

The Buddha was not a God, deity or a creature of divinity. He was a man. A man who 2,500 years ago through his own efforts achieved a level of consciousness and awakeness far beyond that of a normal person. So how do we, in our modern western society, connect with a historical figure so remote from us in both time and culture?

We’ll be trying to connect with the Buddha through the telling of stories from his life and his encounters with others drawing on sources from the Pali canon, the earliest writing about the Buddha, and from excellent modern biographies. Join us to explore and deepen your own connection with the mysterious and attractive figure of the Buddha.

- Parinirvana Evening

- Turning the Wheel of the Dharma

- Going Deeper in Meditation

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Going Deeper in Buddhist Meditation Drop-in

Deepen your exploration of meditation with this monthly drop-in class. We'll be reflecting on how to work with your heart and mind to bring fresh inspiration to your practice.

This drop-in class is open to anyone with a regular meditation practice, and some experience of the two main meditation practices we teach (the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana).

Last Wednesday of the Month 7.30 to 9.30pm

No need to book, just drop-in.

Suggested Donation £10 Waged/£5 Unwaged.

Upstairs at Yoga Point, 122 Dalberg Rd, Brixton, SW2 1AP