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Think, Act, Live – A Buddhist Course on the Basis of Meditation

8th March @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm GMT

Think, Act, Live – A Buddhist Course on the Basis of Meditation

Our first taste of Buddhist practice is often meditation. However, the Buddha taught that if we want to get anywhere in meditation practice we first need to look at our actions. This is because living a life of positive ethical action leads to a lightness of mind that is the fertile ground needed for deeper meditation experience.

In this five-week course, we will be looking at lots of practical ways for us to explore the positive mental effects of living ethically. We’ll be talking about how Buddhist ethics is not about following rules or conventions, but about responding in creative and surprising ways to the situations that we find ourselves in, as well as speaking clearly, directly, and bravely in our interactions with others. This course will show you how this sometimes overlooked practice of Buddhist ethics is actually the key to a rich, alive meditation practice, deeper insight and wisdom, and living a truly fulfilled existence.

This course is suitable for those newer to Buddhism or meditation, as well as experienced practitioners who have completed courses with us before.

Led by Taramani & Dharmasvara

Five Wednesday evenings from 8th March
7.15pm – 9.30pm, with a break
at Effra Space, SW2

Booking Essential, places limited 


We don’t charge a fee to book our courses, but all donations are gratefully received. We are completely reliant on your gifts to run these events, and to keep them accessible for those without the means to give financially. We’d suggest a donation of £88/£50 for the whole 5-week course, depending on your income.


  • Can I come if I’m new or if I’m not a Buddhist? –

Yes! All of our courses are open to all, and newcomers are very welcome. There will be people with a range of experience on this course, including people who have been practicing Buddhism or meditation for many years, as well as many people who are completely new. We find that having a wide range of experiences gives the best opportunity for exploring the themes of the course.

  • I can’t make all the dates, can I still do the course? –

If you cannot do the whole course, then it is ok to miss a week or two of the series. However, it is good to make as many as you can. The material in the courses develops over the weeks, and you may find it difficult to follow if you miss too many. We do ask that everyone is at least able to make the first week of the course, so that we can all start the course together.

  • What if I can’t afford to come? –

We don’t charge a fee to book our courses, but we do have a suggested or recommended donation. We do this so that anyone experiencing serious financial difficulties can book on without giving any donation at all if they cannot afford to do so.

Obviously our courses do require money to run, so we rely on the generous donations from those that can afford to pay the full cost in order to subsidise those who cannot afford to do so. This is in accordance with the Buddhist principle of open-handed generosity. We are pleased to say that in the many years we have offered courses in this way, most people decide to give, and those that are unable to do so at the present time are very appreciative of still having the opportunity to attend.

  • Can you claim Gift-Aid on my donation? –

Yes, we are able to claim Gift-Aid on your course donation if you have made any Gift-Aid eligible donations through our website in the past 4 years. This is a huge help to us, and is at no additional cost to you.

If you have not registered for Gift-Aid with us before and would like to do so, you can do this by making a donation of any amount through our website and clicking the ‘Gift-Aid’ box – https://brixtonbuddhistmeditation.org/donate




8th March
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm GMT


Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade
Brixton, London SW2 1PX
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