The evening consists of a series of guided meditations starting with a body scan that leads into attending to the sensations of the breath as a focus for the mind. This is followed by a ten minute walking meditation and a 20 minute tea break. The walking meditation provides a transition from sitting meditation to activity and is a useful tool to have when in the busyness of London – transforming a walk into an opportunity for mindful attentiveness. The tea break provides an opportunity to meet with other participants as well as being an opportunity to stretch your legs!
After the tea break there is either a short talk on a theme related to meditation or group discussions among participants on a particular theme. This is followed by the Loving Kindness meditation which has as its focus the internal expression of well-wishing towards oneself and then a friend and finally all beings. This meditation is also fully guided and a different approach is used each week to help find a way of engaging with it.
Class fee: £10
Concessions: £5 or what you can afford.
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