York Buddhist Group
Newcomers’ Classes every Wednesday throughout the year
learning about meditation and buddhism
Our friendly classes run every Wednesday from 7.00 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. Each week we have a period of meditation and explore a particular aspect of Buddhism. We teach two main meditation practices:
In the Mindfulness of Breathing we will learn to focus on the breath and our bodies as an aid to relaxing and calming our busy minds. In the Metta Bhavana we will be learning how to cultivate loving-kindness and a friendly attitude to ourselves and other people. Both practices help us to develop as individuals and to engage with the world in a calmer and more accepting way.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss aspects of Buddhism and to learn how practising the Buddha’s teaching can help us to live a happier and more fulfilled life in the modern world.
The York Buddhist Group is part of the Leeds Buddhist Centre – a member of the Triratna Community and Order. We are a new tradition, drawing from different Buddhist traditions and presenting the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is more accessible to many of us in the west.
You can find more information and a full programme on the York website: www.yorkbuddhistgroup.com
This is a drop in event. No previous experience of meditation is required. If you already meditate this is an opportunity to deepen and build a regular practice and connect with other people.
You are welcome to attend whenever you can, for as many weeks or months as you like. You do not need to commit to every week although regular attendance would be beneficial.
Cost: There is no charge; we provide these classes as a practice of generosity (dana). However room hire is a significant cost, so we ask those who are able to also practise generosity by donating what they can on the night – this ensures that everyone is able to attend, regardless of their financial situation.