The Belfast Meditation Group has resumed weekly group meetings in person. These classes are open for anyone to join. The group meetings take place on Monday evenings in Body Conscious Studios in Botanic Avenue (BT7 1JL). Doors open at 6.45pm and we practice at 7.15pm.
For further information e-mail: email@example.com or phone: 07769 632911
If the time or location do not suit, please note that online classes via Skype are supported by teachers in the Newry and Monaghan groups
Samatha means calmness & tranquility, Samatha meditation is a breath-based mindfulness practice, which helps the busy mind to settle. Gradually, deeper states of tranquility and peacefulness develop; insight or understanding (Vipassana) follows.
The practice helps to achieve calmness, concentration and awareness. It is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to generate stillness, understanding and contentment.
Classes are open to complete beginners and to people with some experience of other forms of meditation. All are welcome.
The practice is taught in stages and usually takes up to 6 months to learn in full. Everyone progresses at their own pace and you can join the class at any point in the year.
Classes involve some instruction, a guided meditation and a short group discussion. You can sit on a chair or use cushions on the floor. Everyone has the opportunity to speak individually with the teacher. Tea/coffee is available at the end of the class.
There is no charge for the teaching, but a small donation (£5 if waged), to help cover costs is appreciated.