Meditation classes in the surrounding area
We offer meditation classes in various other places as well as at our centre in Bristol. Please click on a class you would like to know more information about:
The benefits of meditation
Meditation helps us to:
- find inner peace, real happiness and contentment for ourself and the ability to share it with others
- cope with the pressures and of work and modern life
- develop mental clarity, concentration, and focus
- relate to others in a calm, caring, and constructive manner
Some people meditate simply to relax, others wish to explore further the mind’s potential. Whatever the inclination, meditation has something to offer. It is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves in this hectic world.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a powerful method to calm and focus the mind, thereby bringing deep inner peace and a sense of physical and mental well-being. It is also a method for bringing about a change in attitude and so develop a more positive way of living. It is an integral part of the Buddhist path.
Within the meditation practices taught at Amitabha KMC you can find simple relaxation techniques and profound methods to attain permanent peace of mind.
What happens at a class?
The classes generally start with a relaxation meditation to help both our mind and our body to settle down and be peaceful and comfortable. The teacher will explain how to meditate and will give practical advice during the class. They will give a talk based on Buddha’s teachings that will explain how to put meditation into practice in daily life in order to increase our own and others happiness.
The classes are often organized as short courses, usually around 5 or 6 weeks long. It is best to attend complete courses, but this is not essential. The classes are easy to follow and are self-contained so you do not need any prior knowledge or experience.
Each of our branch classes have their own suggested donations, usually between £5 -£7 per class.
Alternatively, most branch classes offer the option of purchasing a 4 class card in advance, and this will give you a worthwhile discount. These ‘Class Cards’ do not expire and can be used at evening classes at Amitabha Centre in Bristol or at any of its branches. A further advantage of paying in advance is that you can come out without having to think about money at all.