A class to teach Samatha meditation is held fortnightly at The Friends' Meeting House, Orchard Road, Great Malvern, on the second, fourth and (sometimes) fifth Mondays of each month at 7.00 pm. As the Samatha meditation practice is structured and guided, this teaching happens over a few months, gradually building up confidence and skill. There is opportunity to talk with the teacher about how practice is going on a one-to-one basis.
Experienced meditators arrive at 7.30 pm for a group meditation practice and talk on some aspect of Buddhist teaching which is followed by refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to stay for this part of the evening to share in the experience of a group practice, and join in using what they have learnt.
A theory class for experienced meditators follows; beginners are invited to join this group at an appropriate time.
The first meeting on September 14th 2015 at 7.00pm will be a talk about meditation and this particular Samatha practice, and those who want to learn more can then start with the class on September 28th. and on the following second and fourth Mondays: October 12th and 26th, November 9th, 23rd and 30th, December 14th.
The Friends' Meeting House on Orchard Road is a short walk from Priory Park, or can be reached by car from Malvern town centre via Abbey Road, forking left onto Priory Road. Orchard Road is then on the left, opposite College Road.
As we sit for practice on a hard wooden floor, it's useful to bring a yoga mat, blanket or other soft surface to sit on. There are some cushions in the Meeting House. Those who are physically unable to sit on the floor may sit on a suitable chair.
There is no set charge for the class: donations are requested to cover the room hire and refreshments and most people leave £3 -£5 pounds if they can afford it. You do not need to register or book for a full series of classes - come and try it out!
If you have any questions, you can phone Pam the teacher on 01684 899117 or contact her via email firstname.lastname@example.org