There are two types of classes:
- Introductory courses.
- Regulars classes for those who have attended a Triratna introductory course.
Introductory courses are open to anyone wanting to learn Buddhist Meditation and about the teachings of Buddhism and applying them to modern life. The typical format of a session is taught and led meditation that lasts up to 20 minutes and also to explore the major themes of Buddhism. Generally two meditations are taught; one to develop increased awareness (mindfulness) and one to increase positive emotion (kindness to ourselves and others). The major themes covered are the Buddhist approach to ethics, the purpose of meditation and working in meditation and also how Buddhism presents wisdom.
What to Expect
- No prior knowledge is expected.
- A friendly atmosphere.
- Small groups.
- Discussion about the themes presented.
- Meditation is about exploring experience in and of oneself and others. Something to be aware of is that you will be invited to notice your experience not avoid it.
- Courses are a set of classes that build on themes presented each week. The more you can attend the easier it will be for you to access the sessions.
- As they are courses it is not ideal to come to the final sessions but wait for the next one to be advertised.
- If you are concerned that your mental health is not suitable for meditation please consult your doctor. For example, meditation is not recommended when you are in the depths of a depression.
Regulars’ Classes: For Those Who have Attended A Triratna Introductory Course.
Open to anyone who has completed a Triratna Buddhist Introductory course. These have a similar format to the introductory classes. There is meditation and exploration of a theme. The meditation are longer for about 40 to 50 minutes and usually led without guidance. Themes are gone into more depth and over longer periods of time.
Please do not ask to attend a regulars’ class unless you have attended a Triratna introductory course at any Triratna centre or group.
When classes are held in person the address is:
Quaker Meeting House (QMH), 1 Sansom Walk, Worcester. WR1 1UG (See map here) Classes will be in the Main hall (access under the arch and to the right, door on the left).
When classes are on Zoom please email WBC either directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or using the contact form asking for the Zoom link and password. Please also state the name that will appear on Zoom.
Thursday Evening intro classes led by Nibbhaya and the team from the 9th September 2021: 7.30pm to 9.30pm for six weeks
Saturday Morning intro classes led by Nibbhaya and the team from the 11th September 2021: 10.30am to 12.45pm for six weeks
Regular classes will restart at the Quaker Meeting House in September 2021 for those who have attended a Triratna Introductory course.
Thursday Evenings classes led by Sanghadeva and the team from the 9th September: 7.30pm to 9.45pm.
Saturday Mornings classes led by Viryanaya and the team from the 11th September: 10.30am to 12.45pm.
Triratna Festival Dates:
Padmasambhava Day: 16th September 2021
Sangha Day: 19th November 2021
Parinirvana Day: 15th February 2022
Buddha Day: 16th May 2022
Dharma Day: 13th July 2022