Buddhism & Meditation
A 6-Week Course for Adult Beginners
"One might think that when someone has traveled along the same old rut for decades, it is too late. But that is a great mistake. If you find the right sort of encouragement and the right sort of conditions, you can change at any time of your life." - Sangharakshita
Feel stuck? Learn how Buddhism can help.
In this 6-week introduction to Buddhism and meditation course, we will study the core principles of Buddhism as well as the art of Buddhist meditation — techniques that have helped people all over the world successfully navigate through dissatisfaction and suffering to find freedom, peace and love in their lives.
If your schedule can only accommodate a shorter course, we welcome you to our drop-in meditation class.
*All are welcome regardless of ability to pay.
6-Week Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Course
What You'll Learn
Core Principles of Buddhism
Learn practical applications of core Buddhist teachings directly relevant to improving your life today.
Mindfulness of Breathing
Eliminate distractedness by developing greater awareness and mental concentration.
Dissolve anger and aversion by cultivating universal love and a tranquil heart.
Meditation is the systematic development of higher states of awareness and a deeper experience of kindness and compassion. In this course, we will cover two simple meditation techniques: one focuses on the development of a tranquil and concentrated mind; the other on the cultivation of friendliness and goodwill towards ourselves and other living beings.
In addition to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation techniques, we will also explore some of the core principles of Buddhism and how they can meaningfully effect the way we live. Topics include the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and their practical applications in today’s world.
This course is suitable for the newcomer, aged 18 or over, who has had little or no experience with meditation or Buddhism.