Courses

Courses

Courses

Courses at the Quaker Meeting House have been suspended as of 16th March 2020 due to the Coronavirus. When they restart there will be a new notification here. We wish everyone well. 

Worcester Buddhist Centre are still offering online classes to new and experienced practitioners.

If you are are a regular you can still attend  classes via Zoom (video conferencing). Please let Viryanaya or Nibbhaya know or email the Worcester Buddhist Centre at Worcesterbuddhistcentre@googlemail.com. Please state which class you have been attending; either the Introductory or Regulars classes (Thursday or Saturday). On online video conference facility there will be room for a maximum of 10 people.

If you are new to Meditation and Buddhism, see the information below:

Venue for courses when we are able to meet up again as a group will be:
Worcester: Quaker Meeting House, 1 Sansom Walk, Worcester. WR1 1UG (See map here)

Thursday Online Course

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation
Thursday Evenings from the 18th June 2020: 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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)

The sessions will be on Zoom. Please use the contact page or email Worcesterbuddhistcentre@googlemail.com      
             
You can download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZ0ocu2trT8tG9YOgLsW3vnjdtFwiVdnUiuS/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGhqz4uH9eRtxiFRpx5GY_4LO_ztilajfpksxjJEBcAdA38MvZkJbtJFNbl

To join the Zoom Meeting use the link below:

Password: Please use the contact page or email to request the password Worcesterbuddhistcentre@googlemail.com

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.

Meditations last from a few minutes to around 20 minutes.

Central Buddhist themes: the role of meditation, what makes actions ethical and what wisdom is from a Buddhist perspective.

We relate Buddhist teaching to everyday life.

Interactive and informal sessions.

Although there will be a thread through the sessions the idea is you can drop in at any time.

 

Conditions you will Need to get the Most from the Sessions

Comfortable clothes.

Comfortable but upright seating.

Not to be disturbed during the session.

Try out the teachings during the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Course

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Saturday Mornings from the 29th February 2020: 10:30am to 12:45pm:  

This introductory course led by Nibbhaya is 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).

You will find a friendly welcoming atmosphere on our courses.

 

 

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