Introduction to Meditation
Introduction to meditation
Meditation is a natural human activity in which we can take time to notice the way our mind works and connect more deeply with our hearts. It offers a practical way of becoming more calm, clear and alive to our moment-to-moment experience. Through meditation we can practice mindfulness both while we’re on the cushion, and in our wider lives.
The best way to learn to meditate is at a class with a teacher who can help you develop your practice. Here at the Brixton Buddhist Community we run regular weekly meditation classes where you can learn how to meditate, or if you have been meditating for a while, we have experienced teachers to help you take your meditation to the next level. Meditating with others can enhance your practice and help you make connections and friendships with others on a similar path. Find out about our meditation classes here. We provide a friendly, welcoming space, and always lots of cups of tea!
At our meditation classes we teach simple but profound meditation practices rooted in the Buddhist tradition that were taught over two thousand years ago, the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (Loving Kindness). Find out more about them in our video guides, below:
MINDFULNESS OF BREATHING
This meditation practice uses awareness of our natural breath to calm the mind and relax the body. It can be easily learned and practiced and is suitable for anyone who feels that they could benefit from an increased sense of spaciousness and tranquility in their lives.
This meditation practice helps us to connect with our hearts and encourage loving kindness towards others and ourselves. It is a meditation that engages our emotions and imagination, offering a new and more creative perspective on how we relate to ourselves and the world.