Introduction to Meditation & Buddhism Courses
Meditation is the art of cultivating calm, focused and positive states of mind. We teach two meditations at the Birmingham Centre, both of which have been practised in Buddhism from its earliest days.
The ‘mindfulness of breathing‘ is a meditation for developing clarity and awareness.
The ‘metta bhavana‘ is a practice for transforming our emotions, and for cultivating positivity and openness towards ourselves and others.
Buddhist practices, such as meditation, help us to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness and wisdom. The path of spiritual development that Buddhism offers us leads us towards Enlightenment, or Buddhahood; that is, seeing the nature of reality absolutely clearly, and living fully and naturally in accordance with that vision.
These introductory courses teach you how to meditate effectively and introduce you to basic Buddhism in a way that is both accessible and stimulating. There is a chance for the basic problems of life to be looked at and discussed in the light of Buddhist understandings.
There is no need to book, you can just turn up on the first evening of the course:
Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.45pm
Thursday evenings, 7.30-9.45pm
Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost?
We do not charge for our classes – but donations to help keep the Centre running are always needed and welcome. As a guideline, we would suggest £5-£10 for evening classes, and less for the shorter Wednesday lunchtime class.
Do I need to book?
No need to book for the courses, you can just turn up on the first evening of the course.
What should I wear?
You don’t need any special clothes for meditation, just wear comfortable clothing.
What do I need to bring?
You don’t need to bring anything to the class, we have meditation cushions and stools, and will give advice on sitting posture as part of the meditation session.
Do I need any previous experience of meditation?
No, the introductory courses and learn to meditate sessions are suitable for complete beginners.
Any more questions? Please e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org.