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Tools for Living: Life with Full Attention
Sat 4th Sep : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
A friendly and practical weekly introduction to Buddhism and meditation, with the option of joining us online on the day, or booking to attend in-person at the Centre. We cover a different topic each time, usually in series lasting a few weeks each. Our theme for September and October is Life with Full Attention.• Suryaka introduces Autumn's Tools for Living
Everyone welcome, any SaturdayWhether you are completely new to Buddhism and meditation or want to revisit the core teachings in a friendly group, join us for a warm welcome on a Saturday morning. Come once or as often as you like, no need to be here at the beginning of a series. Suryaka, Shakyajata, Suryasraddha and / or Mahabodhi usually lead the sessions with a team of friends from the Centre.
Life with Full Attention
We often feel like we’re not living life to the full. It’s as if instead of directly experiencing life we’re lost in a cacophony of thought, anxiety and chaos. More and more people are turning to mindfulness for help with this. But the Buddha’s mindfulness teachings are far more than a way of coping with the stress of the modern world. They are a direct way of seeing deeply into the truth of life, and living from that.
On this course you’ll learn, in a step-by-step way, how to practise the Buddha’s four fundamental dimensions of mindfulness, as well as how to apply them to the life you’re actually living. We’ll be using Maitreyabandhu’s Life with Full Attention: A Practical Course in Mindfulness but it’s not essential to have a copy
Come to the Centre or Join us Online
From September this class returns to the Buddhist Centre after eighteen months running successfully online. There is space for around twenty people to attend in-person, and you'll need to book and pay in advance for that please - booking opens on the website a couple of weeks ahead. No need to book to join through Zoom, no limit on numbers attending online, and the price is the same for both options. Whichever way you come, please be here in good time for a prompt and comfortable start. If you're coming to the Centre, please also read our advice on visiting the Centre in person.
£6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate
Problem paying? We don't want to turn anyone away. If you are unable to pay the suggested rates, please contact the Centre Team on email@example.com and we'll work something out with you.
Booking your Place• You need to book and pay in advance please
• Book online with a credit or debit card, or by Paypal
• Booking for someone else online? Tell us in the Additional Information box at checkout
• If there are any health issues, physical, emotional or mental, that could affect your participation in a course or event, please contact the Buddhist Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before making your booking
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Joining us Online?
Join this Event through the Zoom App• Getting the most out of Zoom • Our online events are friendly and participative, often with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can! • If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there may be a sudden problem at our end • If you have any accessibility needs that might stop you from attending our zoom sessions, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do what we can to remove any accessibility barriers
• If you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s 89815652987
• Please make your £6 / £4 payment through our donation site
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