|It’s taken a while but today our electricity supplier finally installed a brand new meter in the once-flooded cellar of Leeds Bridge House and our good friend, mitra and super-electrician Andrew Nightingale broke off what he was doing and, accompanied only by Jenny Roberts and a torch, descended into the depths of the earth to give the electrical system its required safety check before switching the lights back on.
Thank you for all your patience. Now let the New Year begin!
All classes are happening again from Sunday onwards
This includes our very special drop-in evening for everyone interested in learning Meditation and Buddhism. If that is you, then read on…
A New Year, a New Start
The New Year can be a time of longing: for something that is missing in our lives; for a contentment that evades us; a wish perhaps, to feel more peaceful and complete.
Lots of people are changing their lives through meditation and mindfulness.
If you would like to learn to meditate, or refresh your current or previous practise then come along and
Join us next Tuesday 12th January at our Newcomers’ Drop-in Class
from 7.00 pm (prompt please) until 9.15 pm. And every Tuesday evening for eleven weeks. Join us whenever you wish. (The programme repeats itself again in Spring/Summer and Autumn)
In January: we’ll be exploring ways to calm our busy minds with meditation and looking at how we can be kinder to ourselves and others through a meditation practice which cultivates loving kindness. Both practices are a way of interacting with the world in a more contented and rewarding way.
In February: we’ll be looking at Buddhist ethics and exploring how, through skilful action in the world, we can learn how to have a positive effect on our own and others peoples’ lives.
In March: we’ll be looking at the main aspects of the Buddha’s life and teaching. At how he saw the world after his Enlightenment and how his teaching is even more relevant to our lives in today’s world.
We do not charge for any of our classes as we wish them to be open to all, regardless of an ability to pay. However we receive no outside income, so we rely on the generosity of those who attend. If you are able to donate £6 for each class it would be very much appreciated and will enable us to continue to welcome everyone, regardless of means.
Other Regular Drop-in Meditation Classes (for newcomers and regulars)
Every Monday Teatime
5.30 pm to 6.15pm (doors open 5.00pm). NB NEW START TIME
Join us on Mondays* at 5.30pm to explore meditation with support and guidance. Suitable for both beginners and regulars. NB *no drop-in on Bank Holiday Mondays
Every Wednesday Lunchtime
12.45 to 1.30 (doors open from 12.30pm)
Join us on any Wednesday lunchtime at 12.45 for a ‘taster’ of three different kinds of meditation practice (one each week and repeating): Relaxing body scan; Working with the breath, Developing kindness to yourself and others
Join us on any Wednesday. Suitable for both beginners and regulars: