We explore two main meditation practices – the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana as well as Just Sitting and Going Deeper at the Brighton Buddhist Centre.
We offer regular drop-in meditation classes. All drop-ins are in-person.
Monday Lunchtime drop-in meditation class
Every Monday at 1 pm - 1:45 pm (Doors open 12:45 pm)
You are warmly invited to come along to a new drop-in meditation class. Whether you are just starting out on your meditation journey or want to boost your own practice you are welcome to come along. Meditations will be lightly led.
Tuesday evening drop-in meditation class
Every Tuesday at 6 pm - 7 pm
Young Sangha (18 to 35s)
Meditate with others. In this class the meditations will be led with instruction for newcomers and we will practice the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana.
Wednesday lunchtime drop-in meditation class
Every Wednesday at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Whether you have never been to the Buddhist Centre before or are a seasoned regular you are warmly invited to join us. We begin with a guided body scan, followed by an introduction to the mindfulness of breathing practice. We conclude with a lightly led metta bhavana meditation.
Wednesday evening Friends Night
Every Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. (Doors open at 7:15pm.)
Whether you are a relative newcomer or have a bit more experience, you are warmly invited to come along. There is no need to book.
Thursday morning drop-in meditation class
Every Thursday at 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
You are warmly welcome to join this session if you would like to go a little further in meditation. Each week we explore different aspects or themes with the help of some teaching input and practising together. You just need to be familiar with mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana.
Friday lunchtime drop-in meditation classes
Every Friday at 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm (Doors open 12:30 pm)
In this session you are invited to take a break from your busy life to rest in the present and develop stillness. We begin with body awareness, then practice two meditations, both lightly led to help us stay focused on the practice. Suitable for all.
Every Friday at 1 pm - 2 pm
(suitable for those with an established meditation practice)
This class is for you if you already have some meditation experience. We practise together in silence. The hour is usually split into two meditations separated by a short break. Each meditation is preceded by a reading or a poem but no teaching is involved once the practice begins. The atmosphere is relaxed. You are very welcome to join us!
For those with some meditation experience.
Every Saturday at 11 am- 12:30 pm
This is an open class with fully led practices. We start with an introduction to the mindfulness of breathing and a guided 30 minute practice. Then we do a 20 minute walking meditation. There is a short practical Dharma talk or mantra which leads us into the Metta Bhavana Practice. The session concludes with transference of merit. The practices flow into one another and the whole session offers an opportunity to unwind and be receptive to whatever is present.
First Sunday of every month at 11 am- 1 pm
(Doors open 10:30 am)
A place to practice together
An emphasis on somatic experience
An opportunity to deepen practice
For regular meditation/Dharma practitioners
Led by Padmottara