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Monday Night Meditation – Beauty Beyond Distraction

19th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, happening 10 times

New Monday Meditation Series: Beauty Beyond Distraction
Starts 6th Feb

[We are] Distracted from distraction by distraction. T.S.Eliot (1941)

Whether we are trying to meditate, to finish some task, or to think something through, our minds throw up distraction. From a Buddhist perspective it is distraction which keeps our minds and our lives on a superficial level and stops us finding deeper engagement, satisfaction and connection.

Buddhist meditation empowers us to understand the five basic ways in which we distract ourselves in meditation and gives us ways to release ourselves into more creative, vibrant and emotionally positive states of mind. The Buddha said that the mind is ‘luminous’ when released from the distractions.

In this new meditation series we will be exploring the five distractions and finding ways to access the beauty, connection and satisfaction that exists in our meditation, and lives, when we are released from these habitual patterns.

Each week of the series will stand alone so you can just drop-in. For those newer to meditation or who are unfamiliar with the practices we teach, we will have a separate space for teaching and support covering the basics of our two main practices: the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. These two classes will happen at the same time, in the same venue, with the chance to come together half way through for a tea break.

In-person – just turn up from 7.20pm, no booking necessary.

at Effra Space, 21 Effra Parade,
(venue has step-free access throughout)


To keep our classes accessible, all events at Brixton Buddhist Community are offered by donation. We’d suggest a donation of £10 per class, depending on your income. Although our classes are all run by volunteers, in order to cover our costs we’re completely reliant on your gifts and generosity to run classes, courses and events, and to keep them available for all.

The Brixton Buddhist Community is a fully registered UK Charity (no. 1084889)


19th June
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


21 Effra Parade
Brixton, London SW2 1PX United Kingdom
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