Introduction to Buddhist Meditation with

Brian Hickey

Saturday 30th Nov, 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maree, Oranmore

This workshop is suitable for anyone new to Buddhist meditation, or anyone who has done a course in mindfulness and wishes to take it further. It will be a day introducing the various approaches to meditation that are used in Buddhism. Starting with simple mindfulness we will explore how to develop a formal meditation practice and the postures and techniques that can be used for sitting meditation as well as walking meditation There will be discussion of the Buddhist theory and philosophy that underlies the practice. Later in the day other Buddhist meditation approaches, which aim to develop insight, and qualities such as loving-kindness, will be introduced.

Please bring some food to contribute to a shared lunch. Which someone can heat up if needed. Tea and coffee will be available. If you have a cushion you like to use for sitting meditation bring it along. There will also be proper meditation cushions, stools and chairs available to try out. The course will have a lot of silence in it, so please be prepared to switch off mobile phones for its duration. There is no charge.

Let us know you are coming if you can, but it is also OK to just turn up. Please try to be on time.

The workshop will be held at Teach na Tuisceana – House of Understanding, which is a converted barn behind our cottage, near to the sea on a peninsular in Galway Bay. To get there go to Oranmore, then to Marree (right turn out of Oranmore after the church, then two left turns each signposted Marree or Marree Church). Drive past Marree Church and keep going another mile until a sharp right hand bend with a grave yard. We are the first thatch cottage after this, on the right hand side with the name Seagal beside the gate. If you are lost phone 091 790311

To book, or make enquiries contact: teachnat@gmail.com