Introductory Courses

Looking to learn to meditate? Learn about Buddhism? Our courses are a great place to start. We will introduce you to meditation in the context of the Buddhist ideas those meditations are rooted in. 

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. 

It also gives you the chance to get a flavour of the Buddhist Centre’s atmosphere and learn alongside other like-minded people. To help you get the most out of the course we ask you to commit, as best you can, to attending all six sessions. Our courses are all in person at the Buddhist Centre unless stated otherwise. Booking is essential as places are limited. No charge – the courses are by donation.

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

UPCOMING COURSES:

Tuesday evening course

The next course, Positive Ways of Living, will start on Tuesday 23 July. Sessions run from 7:15-9:15pm, with a tea break. Arrive from 7pm.

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Thursday evening course

The next course, Positive Ways of Living, will start on Thursday 25 July. Sessions run from 7:15-9:15pm, with a tea break. Arrive from 7pm.

Please note this will be a 5 week course, due to a special ceremony happening on 28 August (you will be welcome to attend this if you are interested, more info will be given during the course)

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“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