Meditate in Newcastle

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 2 Miller St, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1QJ
Fee: £7/person | No fee for members

Each class of the term is self-contained, so you are welcome to join at any point. Each class is followed by complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to ask questions. We also have many books and materials available to help you deepen your understanding and meditation experience through further reading.  You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend, and no previous experience of meditation is required. Everybody is welcome!

Happy & Meaningful Life
2nd Apr - 16th May

Week 1: The Path to Happiness
Week 2: Cherishing Others
Week 3: Creating a Positive Future
Week 4: Coping with Problems
Week 5: Joyful Living
Week 6: Finding Stillness Within
Week 7: Freedom from Suffering

Love - the Path to Peace
4th Jun - 18th Jul

Week 1: Fulfilling our Wishes
Week 2: Feeling Connected with Others
Week 3: Love - the great protector
Week 4: Developing a Positive Attitude
Week 5: Appreciating Others
Week 6: Dealing with Difficult People
Week 7: Gaining Inspiration

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Happy and Meaningful Life

2nd April - 14th May

Living with a sense of purpose is very important for our mental health and well-being. In this series of classes we will explore how to make our life truly meaningful by following the path to happiness taught by Buddha through which can fulfil all our wishes.

The Path to Happiness

Tue 2nd April | 7:30-9:00pm

Learn how to enjoy a happy and meaningful life through integrating 6 simple habits into your daily life. Through engaging in these we can be happy in this life and create happiness and freedom from suffering in all our future lives. How wonderful!

Meditation: Determination to follow the path to happiness

Cherishing Others

Tue 9th April | 7:30-9:00pm

Cherishing others, thinking that their happiness and freedom is important, is the best method to solve our problems and be happy. Learn how we can develop this beautiful mind of pure love and bring great benefit to ourself and others.

Meditation: Cherishing Others

Creating a Positive Future

Tue 16th April | 7:30-9:00pm

Through engaging in actions that help others we create the cause for all our wishes to be fulfilled, and if we abandon all negative actions of body, speech and mind we can prevent ourself from experiencing problems in the future.

Meditation: Karma

Coping with Problems

Tue 23rd April | 7:30-9:00pm

Developing the mind of patient acceptance enables us to remain happy whatever circumstances come our way. Learn how it is possible to develop this mind which gives us real inner strength and confidence.

Meditation: Patient Acceptance

Joyful Living

Tue 30th April | 7:30-9:00pm

Learn how very positive energy comes from engaging in positive actions and this can bring great joy into our life provided that we apply this effort in a skilful way.

Meditation: Joyful Effort

Finding Stillness Within

Tue 7th May| 7:30-9:00pm

When we let go of distractions and concentrate our mind on a virtuous object we can experience a deep feeling of inner peace and contentment that brings great benefit to ourself and others.

Meditation: Clarity

Freedom from Suffering

Tue 14th May | 7:30-9:00pm

Learn how to liberate yourself through the wisdom understanding the root of all our problems. Through letting go of the mind of self grasping that perceives things in a mistaken way we have the potential to permanently free ourself from all suffering and problems.

Meditation: Abandoning Self-Grasping