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In this weekly class we explore the wide world of Zen. Classes typically begin with a short quiet sit or guided meditation to settle the mind, followed by a talk exploring some aspect of the Zen path, and concluding with some movement and meditation practices which put the teachings into action, with time for questions and discussion at the end.
The class is free, running on a donation basis, and explores a wide range of themes from week to week, drawn from a mixture of Zen and the early Buddhist tradition.
We have a small, friendly group of regulars, and newcomers are always welcome. Each session is self-contained, and instructions are tailored to the experience levels of students in the room that week, so you can start any time. Come along and give it a try!
Wednesdays, 7.45pm-9pm, from January 6th 2021, online via Zoom.
Booking is essential: please see the OrangeYoga website to sign up.
No charge, but donations to support the studio and the teaching are gratefully received.
Next course: Thursdays, January 28th-March 4th 2021, 10.30-11.20am.
Online, via Zoom.
£50 for the whole course including lifelong access to all materials.
Booking is essential - see the event page on the OrangeYoga website for details.
Modern life is increasingly busy, with countless demands on our attention and a never-ending list of things to get done. Meditation is a great way to find some stillness, focus and peace of mind in the middle of all that!
This course is designed primarily for people who are completely new to meditation or would like to give it another go. It also works well for people who would like to broaden their horizons and try a few different techniques to see what's out there.
The course runs for six weeks to give you plenty of time to explore a range of approaches and, through regular practice over time, see the benefits in your daily life. As the course progresses we'll explore ways to deal with difficult situations and emotions, practices to cultivate kindness and compassion, and much more! We'll also look at how to build the all-important habit of practice.
Each session will include instruction and short practice sessions, with optional time at the end for discussion and Q+A. Guided meditations are provided for use at home.
Week 1 : Introduction, mindfulness as an approach to difficulties, mindfulness in daily life. Building the habit of meditation.
Week 2 : Mindfulness of body, working with difficult emotions, forgiveness.
Week 3 : Open-hearted relationships, kindness and compassion, gratitude.
Week 4 : Who am I? Roles, self-concepts, liberating ways of looking.
Week 5 : Focus, stability and inner well-being.
Week 6 : Timelessness, just being, acceptance. Bringing it all together to support your on-going practice.
Currently no events are planned due to the physical limitations of the Covid-Secure environment at the studio. If you'd like to be kept informed about future events, please sign up to my mailing list and I'll let you know when something is coming up!