4-week guided meditation course

The course will guide you to experience the peace within and teach you tools to bring back home for you own continuous practice.

MEDITATION COURSE

with Dora Jane Dearing

We invite you during this 4 week meditation course to go within, returning home to that place of stillness and infinite wisdom. Over the course we will explore what meditation actually is. The benefits of meditation and how a regular meditation practice will enhance your life experience and the lives of those around us. Experience different approaches to personalise your meditation and gain the tools needed to establish a daily home practice.

Week  1.
Setting the scene for a meditation practice, exploring good times to meditate and possible pitfalls.
The practice of Pratyahara  (withdrawal of the senses ) a pre requisit to meditation.
Establishing a comfortable seated pose where you will not be pulled away from your meditation by bodily discomfort.
Our first meditation session will be a guided meditation followed by a meditation with the breath as the focus.

Week 2.
Discussion on the previous weeks experience of self practice.
The difference and similarities of Mindfulness and meditation.
The use of Mindfulness techniques in preparation for meditation .
The use of mantra for meditation purposes.
Our meditation this week will be focused on the universal mantra of 'So Hum '.

Week 3.
We will discuss the aspects of compassion and witness consciousness within the framework of a meditation practice.
Practice a loving kindness ( meta bavna ) meditation from the Buddhist tradition.
Learn a loving kindness chant.

Week 4.
Introduce the practice of Yoga Nidra,
A useful form of meditation during illness or fatigue when seated meditation may be inaccessible.
Discussion on why a 20 minute meditation is optimal.
A heart centred , 20 minute , seated meditation .

Each week will incorporate some gentle asana and pranayama to prepare the body for stillness. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of each session.




Tuesdays | 6.30 - 7.30 pm

Upcoming 4-week meditation courses in autumn 2017:

10 - 31 Oct - £75

7 - 28 Nov - £75

  • The teacher

    Dora is dedicated to a practice that is about the journey rather than the result, which gives each individual a very real and personal set of tools and skills to support any stage of life, circumstance or physical state.

  • cancellation policy

    Please note: all our workshops and events have a 14 days prior event cancellation policy. We will not be able to offer any refunds if you cancel within 14 days, but we would accept your family member or friend to attend in your place.