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November 21, 2014

We meet every  Tuesday from 5.30-7.00pm.

Our Buddhist meditation classes are held in the heart of Nottingham at the Bahia Yoga studios.

If you’d like to come to the group, please¬†email us for more details.

We are a small and friendly group and all are welcome. Jake Dartington leads the sessions and teaches within the Vipassana (Insight Meditation) tradition as taught at Gaia House in Devon. This approach is rooted in Theravada Buddhist tradition but is open to other sources of inspiration from other forms of Buddhism and other traditions.

This video gives a sense of the kind of teaching we offer.

Hindrances to meditation from Jake Dartington on Vimeo.

 

About Insight Meditation

Meditation allows the mind to calm and opens up a space in which we can understand ourselves more fully. The courses we run are in the Vipassana (Insight) tradition that has its roots in Theravada Buddhism. This tradition has been taught in the West at centres including IMS and Spirit Rock in the USA and Gaia House in the UK.

Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana (seeing clearly), involves a mindful investigation into the nature of experience. It often begins by focusing attention on the breath. This allows the mind to calm and settle and provides an anchor for a mindful awareness of other aspects of experience, including the body, feelings and patterns in the mind. Meditation allows us to be more present with our experience and let go of the causes of unnecessary struggle in our lives. It cultivates a sense of freedom in which we are not so governed by passing feelings, thoughts and emotions and allows us to live with more ease, wisdom and kindness.

We also teach loving-kindness (metta) practice which cultivates an attitude of good will and friendliness towards ourselves and others. This meditation helps to free us fixed perceptions and can help release judgemental and self-critical attitudes.

While the practices we teach are from the Buddhist tradition, our retreats and courses are open to all.

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