For the meditation classes, do I need to bring a cushion and will I have to sit cross-legged on the floor?
No, all the meditation classes are set out with chairs. If you do wish to sit on the floor you are welcome to, but please bring a cushion.
If I miss a class or come to a course late in the term, can I still follow what’s being taught?
It is common that people join the course part way through or cannot attend a whole course. For this reason the teacher will explain all the essential points for that night’s meditation and practice. The meditations are guided to help you get the most out of them.
Is there opportunity to learn more about Buddhism and meditation?
The centre runs meditation day courses through out the year and has a variety of special events such as a day courses, meditation workshops and our monthly ‘Stop The Week’ meditation and meal. These are a great way to find out a little more and to meet other people who are trying to apply meditation in their lives. At the centre we have a schedule of chanted meditations such as our daily Heart Jewel prayers. For those who wish to study in greater detail there is the ‘Foundation Programme’ on a Sunday evening.
I have questions and an enquiring mind. Can I ask questions during the class and discuss with others in the group?
The teacher will always invite questions. After the second meditation, small groups are formed to discuss the topic of the class and any other points of interest. It’s all very friendly!
Is there provision for wheelchair users and what other facilities are available?
The classes are held in purpose designed meeting rooms, most are wheelchair friendly and some have induction loop hearing systems installed.
I have a question not covered here, is there someone I can ask directly?
Yes! See the contact us page for our phone number usually there is someone there or leave a short message with your number and we’ll get back to you.