Meditation Classes in Leith

Day: Tuesday evenings

Time: 5.45-6.30pm

Venue: Leith Community Education Centre, 12a New Kirkgate, Edinburgh, EH6 6AD

Fee:  £5/ class

NEW 4-week course starting 10th April

Introduction to Buddhism

About the course: These short classes explain some essential elements of the Buddhist way of life, such as understanding the mind, karma, meditation and death. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love and patience. The emphasis throughout is on the practical application of Buddhist ideas and practice to finding solutions to everyday problems.
wk1 – Understanding the mind
wk2 – What is karma
wk 3 – What is meditation
wk 4 – Death and impermanence

Fee: £5 pay at the door/ class

You don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit from the classes as they are specifically designed to be accessible to modern people of all backgrounds. All you need is a mind, and the wish to improve it!

Everyone welcome.

HOW TO GET TO THE VENUE: please use the stairs to get above Bank of Scotland office

The teacher

Jill Richardson

Jill is a modern Kadampa Buddhist who has been practising for many years.
Originally from the United States, she now lives in Edinburgh and teaches at a school for children with learning difficulties.

Benefits of Meditation


The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.


If we train in meditation our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness.

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