Mindfulness of Breathing Classes in Leeds 2018
Learn a gentle way to calm and inner strength through mindfulness of breathing, of posture and of the mind.
Mondays 7.00-8.30 pm starting on 10th Sept 2018
The last weekly meeting for Autumn 2018 will be Monday 3rd December. Meetings will resume on Monday 7th January 2019
The class introduces you to a meditation practice based on the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness of breathing. The practice is developed by stages, step by step, leading to greater calm and awareness through attending to the breath.
Instruction on the technique is given to the group and there will be the chance for questions and group discussion as part of each session. Since everybody’s meditation experience is different, there is also the opportunity to discuss your practice with the teacher individually after the group sitting.
Meditation is taught from a Buddhist perspective but you do not have to be a Buddhist (or to become one) to benefit. All welcome whether you have practised meditation before or not.
By regular daily practice the chattering, unruly mind gradually becomes calmer and develops clarity. The way our mind works becomes less confusing to us and we begin to understand the habits of mind that hold us back from happiness and freedom. We become kinder to ourselves and those around us. Meditation is a practical matter: increased awareness brings an ability to make the most of ourselves in our daily lives.
There is no charge for the class although donations towards the room cost are welcome.
The class is held at the Friends Meeting House, 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9DX
The Friends Meeting House (Carlton Hill Quaker Meeting House) is on the east side (on the right coming from Leeds city centre) of Woodhouse Lane at the junction with St Mark's Street.
By car, if you turn into St. Mark's street there is a small car park on the right.
By bus: all buses to the university: 1, 6, 28, 56, 97. From the city centre ask for the stop near 'The Eldon Pub' i.e. the stop after the Parkinson Building Steps (University Clock Tower).
From Headingley, the bus stop is just after you pass the meeting house.
By foot: 20 mins uphill going out of town to the University.