Every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm – 8pm
Just like a deep lake, clear and undisturbed, the wise grow peaceful, on hearing the teachings.
(Dhammapada verse 82)
Samatha means calm. Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil, leading to clarity and understanding. This path from calm to insight was followed by the Buddha himself, and is a central tradition of Buddhist meditation.
With regular daily practice the chattering, unruly mind gradually becomes calmer and develops clarity. The way our mind works becomes less confusing to us and we begin to understand the habits of mind that hold us back from happiness and freedom. We become kinder to ourselves and those around us.
The Samatha class meets weekly. At the beginning of the class the teacher will give the instructions for the practice. We will then meditate together, building up the sitting time gradually. The meditation will be followed by a talk/discussion on meditation practice after which people can share tea and biscuits if they wish. During this time there will be an opportunity for anyone who wishes to report (i.e. chat privately) to the teacher on their individual meditation practice and to ask specific questions.
Everyone is welcome whether you’ve come along before or not, beginners are especially welcome. You may find it helpful to bring a cushion or something comfortable to sit on, although chairs are available for those who prefer.
No commitment to Buddhism is necessary, we welcome people of all religions or no religion.
There is no charge for the class but donations are welcome to cover the cost of the room hire.
Samatha Class will meet on Tuesday @ 6.30pm-8.00pm
The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, London, N4 1QU
Tel: 020 8802 7580
Email Stefania – firstname.lastname@example.org