Buddhist Meditation Classes In Cambridge
This is a form of meditation which uses a focus on the breath as a way of controlling, calming and ultimately understanding the mind. It is a traditional Thai meditation technique, which has been taught in Cambridge since 1963.
Samatha newcomers' classes provide a systematic introduction both to the meditation itself and to basic meditation theory, which helps in developing the practice. Although this is a structured course which enables people to gradually build up their practice, newcomers can join at any time. Meditation is individual to each meditator, and keeps on developing and deepening over time, so guidance and discussion are provided not only in the group, but also on a one-to-one basis. We recognise that for those interested in pursuing it, this process is an on-going and perhaps long-term one, so that anyone who wishes to continue after the beginners' course will have another group they can attend and a teacher they can continue contact with.
Classes in Cambridge
There are at present two newcomers' classes in Cambridge, one in the town, at the Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane, and one in Cambridge University, in Clare College. The classes are open to all and people are welcome to join at any time. There is no charge, but donations towards expenses may be made. Please bring a cushion.
There are other Samatha groups in Cambridge for more experienced meditators and a Samatha Centre in Wales where residential courses are held.
THE TOWN CLASS
Meets on Monday evenings at 8-30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge.
Enquiries to Alan Brownlee.
Tel. 01223 315171
THE UNIVERSITY CLASS
Meets on Thursdays in University term time at 7-30pm in the Godwin Room, Old Court, Clare College.
Enquiries to Rachael Hall.
Tel. 01223 249732