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Saturday Intro Session
Saturday, May 14th @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Would you like to learn to meditate, find a meaningful spiritual path, create an ethical world you would choose to live in? Then come along to our Introductory Sessions and learn about Buddhism and Meditation.
We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving-kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world.
We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Bringing calm and clarity to a bewildering and divided world.
The classes are open to you whatever your experience of Buddhism and Meditation.
Current Theme: Finding joy in difficult times
The Chinese have a saying ‘We live in interesting times.’ A euphemism for living in challenging times. You could say that we live in interesting times at the moment!
It can be difficult to find much joy when life is challenging, but it is there if we know how, and where to find it.
The Buddha talked about skilful and unskilful joy. Unskilful joy had a cost, as well as a benefit to it. Meditation is one way to find skilful joy, there are others. The next few weeks on Saturday morning at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre will explore this theme.
|7th May||Finding joy in friendship|
|14th May||Finding joy in music|
|21th May||Finding joy in art|
|28th May||Finding joy in the simplicity|
|4th Jun||Open Day|
How to join
You can join this event in-person at The Centre or on Zoom.
Should it be needed, the password is 979179
We make no charge for these events but the Centre does depend on your generosity. Giving Page
Is this session suitable for me?
This session is a great place for an introduction. Find out about Buddhist meditation, ethics, and living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. It is also very popular with people with some experience as there is always more to learn! These sessions can provide a useful ongoing support for practice.
Do I need to pay?
No – you don’t need to pay. We do appreciate donations – you can donate online by card or Paypal – as we have ongoing costs to run the Centre.
Do I need to book?
No. Just turn up. If it is your first time, you may prefer to log-on about 10 minutes early so that we can answer any questions you have about the session.
These sessions are led and / or supported by these wonderful people: