Online meditation classes
If you’d like to know more about meditation and Buddhism, there’s a new series of online sessions starting on 8 December 2020, hosted by the Fylde meditation group.
Based on the book ‘The Way of Tibetan Buddhism’ by Lama Jampa Thaye, the sessions run every Tuesday, from 9.45am to 11am, for nine weeks, using zoom.
Each session starts with calm-abiding meditation, for about 20 minutes. You’ll be given guidance on how to sit and settle the mind. After that, there will be an audio section of Lama Jampa teaching one of the themes from ‘The Way of Tibetan Buddhism.’ There will then be time for reflection and discussion before another short period of meditation.
All are welcome, whether you’re new to Buddhism and meditation or already have some experience. And of course you don’t need to be in Fylde to take part!
Zoom link: The Way of Tibetan Buddhism (hosted by Fylde) Tuesday 9.45am to 11am
For more information please email email@example.com or phone Peter on 07961 885668.
You can also read the leaflet Way of Tibetan Buddhism course, which gives more information, plus advice on how to meditate.
In the recordings, Lama Jampa introduces the full scope of Tibetan Buddhism and explains the key themes:
Part 1. Introduction (How teachings are given and received.)
Part 2. What is the Buddhist Path? Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels.
Part 3. Foundations 1 – “All conditioned phenomena are impermanent”
Part 4. Foundations 2 – “All contaminated phenomena are suffering”
Part 5. Foundations 3 – “All phenomena are selfless”
Part 6. Foundations 4 – “Nirvana alone is peace”
Part 7. The Mahayana (The Great Path) – the need for wisdom
Part 8. The Vajrayana (the Diamond or Indestructible Path)
Part 9. Concluding advice.
You may find it helpful to read the book alongside the course, if you wish to study in more depth. You can obtain The Way of Tibetan Buddhism (ISBN-13: 978-0722540176), or the slightly updated edition entitled The Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism (ISBN-13: 978-1541069473), from any good bookseller.
- More information about Lama Jampa Thaye
Further online meditation classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays via Zoom. Sessions are free and all are welcome.
Visit What’s On for all the Meditation Zone times and Zoom links.
Meditation in Fylde
Due to the coronavirus situation, in-person Buddhist meditation classes in Poulton-le-Fylde are closed until further notice. But below we give some information about our usual sessions. We’ll update this page when in-person classes resume.
Tuesdays 9.45am to 10.45 am. Our classes introduce you to calm-abiding meditation, through which we can develop a stable, clear and peaceful state of mind. You can then hear a brief explanation of a key Buddhist teaching, followed by a period of individual contemplation. There is no need to book – just come along – and there is no charge. Newcomers are always welcome.
Venue: Carleton Memorial Hall, Moorfield Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7QE. (small hall – side door entrance.)
- Find a map showing the location of Carleton Memorial Hall.
Contact Fylde meditation
Tel: 07961 885 668
More meditation classes
We have groups across the north west including Cheshire and Lancashire. In the Wirral there are groups in Birkenhead and New Brighton. There are also groups in Chester, Liverpool, Colne, Wigan, Prestwich and Central Manchester. Usually all the groups hold weekly classes, at which newcomers are welcome, but due to coronavirus many are currently suspended. Check each group’s page for more information.
Find meditation classes in the north west.