The Thurday evening class at Oakland Community Centre, Glaslough, is now meeting via Skype.
To participate contact Declan: 085 7165708 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Samatha Meditation?
Samatha means calm. Samatha meditation is a breath based practice which helps the practicioner to allow the busy mind to settle. Gradually, deeper states of tranquility and peacefulness develop. Insight or Vipassana follows.
The classes are open to those with no or some experience of meditation, including those who may practice other forms of meditation.
The practice is taught in stages and usually takes at least 6-9 months to learn. Everyone progresses at their own pace and anyone can join the class at any stage. Classes involve some instruction, a guided meditation pratice and some practice disussion. Tea/coffee is available at the end of the class. Everyone has the opportunity to speak individually with the teacher.
Instruction about posture will be given. You can sit on a chair or use cushions on the floor. Some cushions will be available but please bring your own cushions if you can.
The teaching is freely given but a donation towards room hire is appreciated.