There are three ways to begin learning to meditate at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre:
Learn to Meditate Courses
This is the most thorough way to learn meditation. The course consists of two 6 week modules, held every Monday evening:
Introduction to Meditation is suitable for complete newcomers, and teaches two meditations, the mindfulness of breathing and the 'Metta Bhavana' or cultivation of loving kindness. Learn to Meditate: Part 2 is taken after the introduction as a way to deepen and expand your practice and to support you in your ongoing practice of meditation.
Our Meditation Drop-in classes run throughout the year, and are a great way to have a taste of meditation. Two meditations are taught on alternate weeks. There is no need to book for any of our Drop-in classes. Drop-in classes are on Thursday evenings and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes. From the end of September 2018 we will also have Saturday morning drop-in classes.
How to Meditate Days
How to Meditate days are a great option if you cannot make an evening course. They provide a full introduction to the two meditation practices we teach - the mindfulness of breathing and the 'Metta Bhavana' or cultivation of loving kindness - as well as guidance on posture and a set of handouts for home Meditation FAQs use.