Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

Changes to public classes due to coronavirus and online events

In line with the government’s recent recommendation to cancel public gatherings, we will not be running physical classes at Effraspace or Yoga Point until further notice.

The Buddha said that we cannot stop the Worldly Winds such as gain and loss or pleasure and pain from blowing through our lives, but we can alter our response to them. By not suffering the negative effects of fear, anxiety or worry, we are free to then act in ways that are most helpful in any given situation.

At the Brixton Buddhist Community, we are responding to these unprecedented events by staying engaged and connected with you and our community. We will do this by continuing to offer Buddhist teachings and meditation online so that we can keep practicing wise attention, kindness and compassion during these times – times when we likely need these qualities the most.

Monday and Wednesday night classes

We will be continuing our core classes on Monday and Wednesday nights online via live-stream on our YouTube channel and our website – so if you’d still like to join us for meditation and Buddhist teaching during this period, then you can!

You can watch live on either of the following platforms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30 – 9.30pm:

Saturday morning classes

We will be running our Saturday morning classes online via Zoom at the normal time between 10.30am – 12.30pm. Information and a joining link will be posted on our website and circulated via our mailing list before the events. So please check these for details.

Mindful Emotion course

If you are booked on our Mindful Emotion course, scheduled to run from 20th April, we will contact you directly about options. It is likely that this will run via an online format, but further information to follow.

We will keep this situation under review and will switch back to physical classes again once government and health advice suggests this is appropriate.

Thank you for your help and wishing you all the best.

With metta,

The Brixton Buddhist Community