You are warmly invited to come to a six-week (ie 6 Tuesday evenings) course for anyone wanting to learn how to meditate or find out about Buddhism or who wants to deepen their knowledge or practice.
This course is based on the excellent book “Not About Being Good” by Subhadramati, and this is the first time we have covered this material at Hertford.
Other people are essentially no different from ourselves. We can, if we choose, actively develop this awareness, through cultivating more and more love, clarity and contentment. Helping us to come into a greater harmony with all that lives, including ourselves, this is ultimately a guidebook to a more satisfactory life.
You are encouraged to buy this book in advance (on Amazon, it is £9.05 for the paperback or £6.99 for the Kindle version), so you can read the relevant section during the week to go deeper into the material.
All are welcome including total beginners, and people who know nothing about meditation or Buddhism. You certainly do not have to “be a Buddhist” or anything like that.
We don’t charge a fee, because Buddhists, we try and practice generosity. But we do invite people to make a donation towards our costs. Your donation could be any amount, but the suggested amount is £5.
Many people have found these courses extremely useful and have made massive shifts in their life from them (if they carry on practising and attending after the course).
People report these shifts especially in areas such as more happiness, less anxiety and less negative emotions. The general goal is to be more content, more aware, have more loving kindness, joy, and ultimately more freedom from our reactive mind.
Repetition is important in Buddhism because there are different levels of depth, experience and understanding. If you have been before you will build on what you have learned and be able to go a bit deeper this time, so it is also suitable for seasoned meditators.
If you want more information about the styles of meditation we teach you can go to http://hertfordbuddhistgroup.co.uk/meditation/ where there are also links to downloadable mp3s that can guide you while you meditate, as well as youtube videos etc.
It’s fine if you can’t manage to come to every week, each one can be enjoyed independently so just come along and drop into any that you can make. Although like anything, the more you put into it, and the more you attend, the more you will get out of it.
The classes will be very friendly, welcoming and a lot of fun. There will be a tea and biscuit break half way through, so there will be a lot of opportunity to make new friends.
The course is held at our usual venue of the Millbridge Rooms (opposite Hertford Theatre). See the link below for a screenshot of our front door, and recommended car parks:
It is best to get there between 7.00 pm and 7.15pm, as we start shortly after that. Each class will finish at 9.30 pm.
There is no need to bring anything apart from an open mind and willingness to explore your experience. We have lots of chairs and some cushions and mats. However if you want to bring any cushions, stools etc from home you are very welcome. You don’t need to bring a yoga mat.
If you cannot come to this course, you can also come any Tuesday throughout the year as we always warmly welcome any newcomers and beginners, and give full instruction.
All Tuesdays are drop in, and open to newcomers.
Hope to see you soon at one of our evenings