Find some recorded meditations below
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Buddhist approaches to the mind and life can help you better acknowledge change, suffering and relationships. Buddhist meditation can help you to unplug and detach from the stress of daily life. These sessions are especially suitable for those seeking to reduce anxiety, re-align balance or practice loving kindness.
It has plenty of time for meditation. There is also some input from Buddhist teaching on aspects of meditation and the concepts that are being used. Some people go to both Tuesday non-religious Mindfulness sessions and Friday Buddhist meditation, so you are welcome to try it. As you might know, Mindfulness was originally an application for clinical settings of Buddhist meditation techniques. So, they are in the same family of meditation.
“Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That’s what education is about."
— Matthieu Ricard
Meditation at Chaplaincy
Karuna Priya shares his journey into meditation
I am a chaplain and Buddhist Faith-Advisor. Part of my job is to sit down with you, be non-judgmental and listen to you what you are actually saying, so that you can reflect on the questions yourselves. Since joining the Chaplaincy, I devote my time listening to busy students and staff relate to their studies and work in a more meaningful way.
I let people explore these questions through my regular Friday Buddhist meditation – open to all. I also run a 6-week Meditation course based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Buddhism during term time. Besides these, I can offer confidential conversations related to your research or personal life.
Before joining the Chaplaincy, I spent over 15 years in the monasteries of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh (where I am originally from). I studied Sanskrit, Pali and Buddhist philosophy.
I have a Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London. After my degree, I took a two year training course in Buddhist Chaplaincy with Kalyana Mitra Chaplaincy Training at The Buddhist Society in London.
I am also a Yoga teacher (RYT500) and run a weekly Hatha Yoga class to compliment the meditation practice.
Led by Karuna Priya, Chaplain and Buddhist Faith Advisor. You can contact Karuna Priya.
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.
Karuna has developed a relaxed teaching style, which puts others at ease, and his personal experience allows him to help others understand the concepts of Mindfulness and compassion. He aims to facilitate the mindsets needed to foster resilience and wellbeing, and to adopt positive habits in order to find balance in both the personal and professional aspects of life. Subscribe to get updates, news and upcoming events on weekly newsletter
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