New year – new start: learn to meditate

Why not make learning to meditate one of your new year resolutions for 2019?

The classes run by Kagyu Dechen Buddhism North West offer the ideal chance to give meditation a try.

There are meditation classes throughout the week in a number of locations in the region. All are welcome, whether you’re a complete beginner or have some experience.

At all the classes we spend time practising a simple calm-abiding meditation technique, which helps the mind to become more calm and still. You can then practise meditation yourself at home. You’ll also be able to learn a little about the basics of Buddhism.

Learn meditation

There are weekly classes on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and also on Wednesday morning, at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Chorlton.  We also run classes at Chapter One Books in central Manchester on Thursdays at 6pm – handy if you work in the city centre and seek some peace and space after a busy day.

Our associated groups run weekly sessions in Birkenhead, Chester, Colne, Hale, Liverpool, New Brighton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Prestwich and Wigan.

We have no paid staff and our income comes entirely from donations. Most of our classes are free of charge (unless we are renting the space) but we generally suggest that participants make a small contribution (typically £3) towards our running costs if they can afford to do so.

At all the classes there is time for questions, conversation and refreshments. And there’s no need to book a place – just turn up!

All our meditation classes are listed in the What’s On section of this website.