There is a drop-in meditation class every weekday from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. These classes are open to all, whether you are new to meditation or already have a meditation practice.
If you are new to meditation there will be an opportunity to learn one of the two meditation practices we teach: the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). If everyone at the class is already familiar with these practices then we will sit for longer, meditating with others in supportive conditions. After the class you can usually stay in the shrine room and continue to meditate or else stay for tea and a chat with the class leader.
Current leaders are usually Jinananda (Monday, Vilasamani (Tuesday), Tarakarunya (Wednesday), Bodhilila/Mitrananda (Thursday) and Sthirachitta (Friday).
Mondays to Fridays 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm.
No booking required. By donation, £5 suggested.
Saturday morning meditation
Class from 10am until 12 noon
Drop-in session, all welcome, no booking required.
£8 (£4 concession)
Open to anyone who would like to learn meditation or deepen their existing practice. Usually a led body awareness meditation followed by a tea break and then a second mindfulness meditation session. Led by Jinananda or another teacher.
thursday evening drop in meditation class
7 - 9:30 pm, Thursday evenings starting 14 November led by Yashobodhi, Bodhilila and Jinananda
Each week one of two different meditation practices will be taught, either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (the development of loving kindness) on alternate weeks. The evenings will include led body awareness meditations and there will be also be some teaching input and discussion about meditation for those who have learned these practices. This drop in class is aimed at those who wish to learn meditation or who want support maintaining and developing their meditation practice.
Wednesday evenings 7-9.30 pm, Friends Meeting House, 17 Woodville Rd, W5 2SE. Details on their own website here.
Also see our classes for regular friends, including Tuesday Sangha night, Saturday practice afternoon for men, and Friday evening meditation and puja.