World Peace Meditation Sunday 24th September, 4.30pm
Join us as we take part in a World Peace Meditation at the centre. We will chant Shanti Path, the Invocation of Peace and we will focus our awareness from the inside out - on developing inner peace, peace in our communities and peace across the world.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week course beginning in January 2018
Free Introductory Session:Thursday November 23rd 7.30pm
Course dates: January 11th, 18th, 25th February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd March 1st
More details to follow soon!
Mindfulness Meditation on Fridays! Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally. Our weekly Mindfulness Meditation sessions welcome both new and experienced practitioners alike. There will be plenty of wind down preparation time to start and gentle guidance on connecting with our body and heart while creating a comfortable and supportive meditative space. At the end a chance to share about the practise, ask questions or just relax in supportive silence.
Please note this class is on donation basis but booking ahead is strongly advisable.
Back in Autumn! Sunday Meditation Sundays , 3pm - 4pm with Jo Darking
These classes will systematically introduce different meditation practices and are appropriate for people new to meditation and those with some experience who are interested to learn different techniques.
Sessions will include preparing the body to sit comfortably with some pre-meditation asanas and different seated meditation postures will be explored so that practitioners are able to find a comfortable position for their practice (this includes sitting in chairs for those unable to sit comfortably on the floor).
Inner Silence (Antar Mouna) is a tantric meditation technique which cleanses and trains the mind. In yogic traditions there is an understanding of the Witness Consciousness. This is a part of consciousness which is able to observe thoughts, feelings and sensations without reacting to them. By developing this witness quality we are able to live less reactively, with more equanimity and freedom. The cultivation of this quality is an essential part of any yoga practice. In Antar Mouna, this attitude of awareness is strengthened and refined through working with different stages of focus, in order that the mind be cleansed and to enable a sense of spaciousness to emerge.
Suitable for those new to meditation, those who have found sitting for meditation a challenge in the past, or those with experience of meditation who are looking for new techniques.