Meditation Course year 2017
The group currently meets on a Monday evening in the M26 area near Radcliffe. New people are welcome to join the group, with or without experience. If the new meditator prefers, the teacher is happy to teach one to one for a few sessions before joining the group. We are male and female in the group, and anyone over the age of 18 is welcome.
There is also scope to run an under 35 s group.
Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Debbie 07980 952710.
The word ‘Samatha’ means calm. The form of meditation taught uses a technique of breathing mindfulness, which is said to be suitable for all types of people. If practiced regularly it leads to greater calm and clarity, more awareness and sense of wellbeing in daily life.
The meditation practice has a number of stages to help gradually and gently train the mind.
Some theory to support the development of the practice is also taught. Meditation is individual to each meditator and keeps on developing and deepening over time, so a particular feature of this meditation practice is regular one-to-one meetings with the teacher to discuss and so aid individual progress.
Please bring along one or two cushions that you are comfortable to sit on and wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. If you would rather sit on a chair , they are available.
This class is suitable for complete beginners, meditators from other traditions or anyone just curious about meditation. A small donation would be welcome which is passed onto the Samatha organisation.
Breathing mindfulness is part of the Buddhist Tradition and is a very ancient technique indeed, which has recently caught the attention of the nation and is very much a popular form of practice currently. This meditation can be practised in a secular manner and you do not need to be a Buddhist.
The teachers of this method have been practising this method for a considerable time, and therefore it is their experience that passes on this tradition.