Each Friday from 13.05 - 13.50 during term time in the Chaplaincy Multi-Faith Centre. They are led by Karuna Priya, Chaplain and Buddhist Faith Advisor. You can contact Karuna at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Buddhist meditation at Imperial College is open to all faiths or non-faiths equally. The meditation sessions focus on the universal qualities of human mind and its potentials rather than Buddhist faiths or dogmas. This is especially suitable for those seeking a regular meditation group and some guidance in secular and multi-cultural context.
The body and mind are interrelated. When you experience pain in your body, you would automatically experience pain in the mind. When you experience pain in your mind, the pain gets to manifest itself physically.
Balancing the body and mind is an integral part of being mindful and achieving happiness in daily life. In Buddhist meditation, balance is reached by cultivating a state of 'calmness' and gaining 'insight' into how things really are.
Personalised conversation about one's practice is available after the meditation if required, or you can arrange to meet with the Buddhist Chaplain(s) for a one-to-one consultation.
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Hatha Yoga classes for meditation (Invite only) at 12.00, Fridays led by Karuna
There is a beginner's Hatha Yoga class for meditation at 12.00 on Friday before Buddhist Meditation. It involves gentle and mindful asana movements, breathworks and sometime mantras. There will be relaxing music in the background. You are most welcome to join. Please make sure you wear comfortable clothes. If you are interested to join these Yoga classes, please email Karuna at email@example.com Places are very limited.
Cultivation of the mind in Buddhist Meditation
The way you cultivate calmness is through focusing one's attention on the breath and bodily sensations without judgements or preoccupations.
The way you cultivate insight is through observing one's feeling, thought and phenomena like an ever changing stream of a river, rather than holding onto them as fixed in time. By watching their true but fleeting nature, you can let them go gradually and free yourself of their entanglements.