Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation: What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is classed as one of the great religions yet there is no God to obey, no dogma to believe in.  
Buddhism provides us with practical, effective ways to change yet is not just another therapy.
Buddhism offers a spiritual and transcendental perspective, its vision of what a human being can become takes us far beyond the province of psychology. 

This is the first of six Tuesday evenings in which we'll be exploring key Buddhist principles and their relevance to life in the 21st century. We'll also learn a traditional Buddhist meditation, the Mindfulness of Breathing. 

Led by Alobhin, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, the meetings will be aimed at newcomers to Buddhism and anyone who would like to refresh their knowledge and practice. We'll meet at 7.30pm and finish around 9.30 - 9.45pm.  

At future meetings we'll be looking at the following topics:

Week 2: Who was the Buddha?
Week 3: The Buddhist approach to ethics
Week 4: What is meditation?
Week 5: The development of wisdom
Week 5: The poetic dimension

We'll also learn a loving kindness meditation called the Metta Bhavana. 

Anyone who would like to take their interest further is welcome to join our small, friendly group which meets at the Quaker Meeting House on Thursday evenings at 7.00pm.

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  • Steve-L

    Very interesting group, look forward to the next meet!

    November 13, 2013

  • Alobhin

    A lively and interesting meeting, 10 people attended. Hope to see you all again next week when we'll be hearing the story of the historical Buddha.

    November 12, 2013

  • Steve-L

    Can anyone advise about car parking, is it only on the road or is there parking behind the Meeting House also?

    November 10, 2013

    • Alobhin

      There is a car park though it can fill up quickly on a Tuesday evening. If you allow a bit of extra time you should get a space there or on Queens Road.

      November 10, 2013

  • Steve-L

    Thankyou Alobhin, look forward to meeting you on Tues!

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come to this but the last train home is at 9:25pm

    November 5, 2013

    • Alobhin

      Or leave earlier, during the tea break.

      November 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to try and come with someone, maybe in a few weeks.

      November 9, 2013

  • Alobhin

    Hope to see you soon!

    October 31, 2013

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