7.30 to 9.30pm – Buddhism and Meditation Class.
Venue: Effra Space 21 Effra Parade, SW2 1PX
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.
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.
We believe cost should not prevent people attending, so all our drop-in classes and courses are offered on a donation or “dana” basis (dana means generosity). The suggested donation for classes is £10 (full-waged) / (£5 part-waged).
The suggested donation for courses varies depending on the length of the course. Check the ‘Courses’ page for more information.
Although we offer a suggested amount as a guideline, please feel free to pay as much or as little as you can afford.