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 The regular Thursday evening class at Oakland Community Centre, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan is not being held over the summer but is planned to  resume in September 2018.  

      Enquiries welcome to Neal at:

       or Claire at: 086 8669812                                                       

What is Samatha Meditation?

Samatha means calm. Samatha meditation is a breath based practice which helps the practicioner to allow the busy mind to settle. Gradually, deeper states of tranquility and peacefulness develop. Insight or Vipassana follows.


The classes are open to those with no or some experience of meditation, including those who may practice other forms of meditation.

The practice is taught in stages and usually takes  at least 6-9 months to learn. Everyone progresses at their own pace and anyone can join the class at any stage. Classes involve some instruction, a guided meditation pratice and some practice disussion. Tea/coffee is available  at the end of the class. Everyone has the opportunity to speak individually with the teacher.  

Instruction about posture will be given. You can sit on a chair or use cushions on the floor. Some cushions will be available but it is helpful if you can bring your own, or if you have a meditation stool please bring this along.

The teaching is freely given but a  donation towards room hire is appreciated, 3-4 euros is a guideline.

Please arrive punctually so that you have ample time to get ready to sit with the group for a 7.10pm  sharp start.