We will be offering a regular newcomers’ programme on Sunday morning; January 12 will be the first beginners’ Sunday of 2020. Doors open at 9:45 am and we’ll end at about noon.
- Press the buzzer marked “Zen” and we will buzz you in.
- Head upstairs and turn right.
- Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
- If you can afford to make a small donation, it will be gratefully received.
- Street parking is free on Sundays, and there are usually places available in St Anne’s Cathedral car-park across the street from us.
We invite experienced practitioners to come along as allies to support and give a friendly welcome to newcomers.
To register, please click here.
Sunday, October 6, 1 pm – 4 pm
Find out how to use the teachings of Zen Buddhism to transform your life. During this introductory afternoon, you will:
- Learn some simple techniques to help settle your mind
- Find a sitting posture to maintain a quiet steadiness while you meditate
- Design a meditation space to support a regular practice
- Discover the path that can lead to an easing of anxiety and depression
- Explore the practical aspects of the 11th step (for those in recovery)
We recommend loose comfortable clothing. Free parking is available in St Anne’s Cathedral. The suggested donation is £10, but please donate whatever you can afford. To register, click here
Settling the body and the breath cultivates a settled state of mind. Sitting in a balanced posture creates a quiet steadiness that can, with training, become our default state, a way to meet whatever happens with upright and calm awareness. When we regularly meditate in a space that is free from distraction and interruption, we can begin to discover a deeper level of stillness that stretches outwards from our limited self-absorbed world view. The preoccupations of our daily lives take up less space for a while as we give our active cognitive brains a rest and take the backwards step that turns the light inward.