An introduction to meditation in the Samatha tradition (Samatha means calm / tranquility)
Samatha meditation practice is about mindfulness of breathing, which is a simple but powerful technique to promote calm and well being through the balance of present moment awareness and concentration. It is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to generate stillness and peace.
The Belfast Samatha Meditation Group has moved to The Millar Room, Belmont Tower, 82 Belmont Church Road, Belfast BT4 3FG (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belmont-tower/).
Classes will run every Tuesday starting on 23rd Sep. Doors open 7pm, all are asked to arrive before 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. Note: at this time of the evening, it is advisable to avoid the Newtownards Road. Approach the Belmont Rd via Mersey St & Pim St. or via the ring road (A55). The room is booked until 9pm.
The group is a beginners group and is open to anyone to come along to at any time. There is no charge for the teachings, but people can make a small donation to help cover the costs etc. Cushions and chairs will be available.
The benefits of meditation are many and vary from person to person depending on their background, interests and needs. If you have any questions or need more information about the group or meditation please contact Noel by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07769632911