Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation
Thursday Evenings from the 10/09/2020 to 22/10/2020: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
This introductory course is led by Nibbhaya open to anyone interested in exploring Buddhism and Meditation. We will be looking at two meditations, one to develop increased awareness (mindfulness) and one to increase positive emotion (basically to increase kindness to ourselves and others)
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 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).
*Please read guidelines below if you are attending classes at the Quaker Meeting House.
What to Expect
No prior knowledge is expected.
Meditations will be on body sensation awareness, awareness of the breath and also cultivating kindness. The purpose of these is to develop calm, awareness of oneself and others, kindness and understanding of our human situation with the aim of reducing suffering.
*Guidelines if attending the Quaker Meeting House
We are following the Government and Quaker Meeting House guidelines:
When you arrive at the door to the main hall come straight in and go through to the main room. There will be someone at the door to guide you if it is your first time.
The nature of the class means that people will arrive about the same time and leave the same time so we won’t be getting in each other’s way.
One person only in the toilet at a time.
We won’t be using the kitchen so please bring food and drink with you.
Face Coverings. This is the latest guidance for places of worship:
In England, face coverings are currently required by law to be worn in shops, supermarkets, indoor transport hubs, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies, post offices and on public transport. From 8 August, face coverings are also required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings including places of worship, museums, galleries, cinemas and public libraries.
There are valid exemptions for some individuals and groups to not wear a face covering in these settings. In particular, those who are leading services or events in a place of worship, and those who assist them (for instance by reading, preaching, or leading prayer) do not always need to wear a face covering, although one should be worn especially if physical distancing cannot be maintained (i.e. distributing consumables) This exemption does not apply to worshippers, who should wear face coverings consistent with the requirements for any other public space.
There may be other requirements introduced on arrival.