When we learn how to meditate we allow ourselves to remain in the present moment, relaxed and attentive. In this state we connect with our natural awareness, which lies beneath the surface of moving thoughts and emotions. This awareness is the source of true wisdom and compassion.
Settling the mind
Most of our problems in life stem from the fact that we are not really grounded in the present moment. Our minds are agitated and so we don’t have a clear vision of what’s happening internally or externally.
With authentic meditation comes a developing sense of ease
and spaciousness in our dealings with the world.
When we learn to meditate, things that previously seemed to overwhelm us will begin to appear in a new perspective, so that we can see their actual nature. We become more responsive to the situation of others.
Can I learn how to meditate?
The answer to this is yes – we can all learn how to meditate. The best way is to receive some simple instruction from an experienced Buddhist practitioner.
Meditation classes in Manchester
From 16 September 2020, meditation classes are held at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre on Wednesday at 10.30am and 8pm, and on Friday at 8pm. The classes enable you to learn a simple meditation technique to settle the mind. You can then practise by yourself at home. Find details of meditation classes at Kagyu Ling.
Online meditation classes
Classes to help you learn how to meditate are also provided online via zoom, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These classes are free, and open to all, whether you’re new to meditation and Buddhism or have some experience. They provide a wonderful opportunity to learn to meditate with others.