Introductory Courses

Looking to learn to meditate in Birmingham? Curious about Buddhism and how it can help us bring more awareness into life, and potentially help ease stress and anxiety in the modern world? Our popular in-person introduction to Meditation and Buddhism courses are a great place to start. These courses will introduce you to three meditations and link these into some core Buddhist principles.

We offer two distinct six week courses: “Towards Peace of Mind” and “Positive Ways of Living” and we recommend you do both. You can do the courses in any order – both are suitable for newcomers and for people who want a refresh. These interactive and friendly sessions give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your experiences and thoughts with others. 

To help you get the most out of the course we ask you to commit, as best you can, to attending all six sessions. Booking is essential as places are limited. No charge – the courses are by donation, on a give what you can basis.

Got more specific questions? Find some FAQ’s here. Have any accessibility queries? Read about the building here.

UPCOMING COURSES:

Please note the course previously advertised for Thursday 25 July has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

“Experiences are preceded by mind, led by mind and produced by mind.”

– THE DHAMMAPADA

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Buddhist, or interested in becoming a Buddhist, to join a course? Am I welcome to come if I follow another religion or am not religious?

What benefit will I get from joining the course?

Will meditation help me to relax?

Who will be leading the course and what experience do they have?

What do I need to bring to the meditation class?

Can I join if I miss the first two weeks? Or can a friend join halfway through?

For any questions you might have that aren’t answered above, please email us: info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk