WEEKLY MEDITATION CLASSES ON THURSDAY EVENINGS

  • Day

    Thursday evenings

  • Time

    7.30-8.45pm

  • Teacher

    Alana Notman

  • Where

    Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, 20 High Cross Avenue MELROSE TD6 9SU (The Hall next to the church)

CLASS FORMAT

Breathing meditation

Classes start with a 15-minute breathing meditation, which is guided by the teacher – designed to settle the mind and let go of distractions, in order to get the most out of the session.

Talk on the topic

The middle of the class consists of practical teachings that offer us a deep insight into the power of our mind. Understanding our mind empowers us to improve our experience of daily life. Each week is self-contained but the topics covered will vary each week exploring a variety of meditations that can be reproduced at home.

Concluding meditation

The final meditation will last around 10-15 minutes and vary depending on the focus for the week. This will help us to improve our practical experience of meditation and enable us to carry the insights we gain into our daily life.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

NEXT COURSE, 18 Oct – 1 Nov

The teacher will explain how each of us can enjoy a more peaceful and stress-free life through the ancient art of meditation and positive thinking.

• Understand the power of your mind to create your experience
• Learn simple meditations to increase your peace
• Use the timeless wisdom of Buddhism to transform your life
• Learn about the relationship between meditation & your happiness
• Learn how to apply positive thinking to your own life right now

Classes include easy to follow guided meditations and a talk based on the topic.

wk 1: What is meditation & benefits of meditation

wk 2: Changing from the inside

wk 3: Staying positive

DATES: 18, 25 Oct, 1 Nov

Fee: £21/ 3-week course if you book online or £10/ drop-in class

*** Please note that online bookings are non-refundable.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Alana has been practising meditation and studying Buddhism for many years. She brings to her teachings a wealth of practical ways to use Buddhist meditation, sharing her appreciation and experience of the many benefits for our relationships and happiness. Alana studies on the Foundation Programme and will be teaching a regular evening class in the Scottish Borders from June 2017. She is known for her practical, down-to-earth and light-hearted approach.

What people are saying about meditating at KMC Edinburgh?

“This meditation course was for me a new way to frame my thoughts about meditation… both content and organisation made it a thoroughly satisfying, thought provoking experience.” – Ruth

“Very interesting, inspirational, spiritual, and therapeutic!” – Katerina

“Very practical solutions to anxiety and stress. Core buddhist teachings. The teacher is very experienced, and the people are super friendly.” – Ron

What does the class entail?

Each class consists of a breathing meditation to settle the mind, a short talk exploring an aspect of training in mindfulness and a second meditation based on the ideas raised. The session concludes with some take away advice that can be practised beyond the sessions allowing the benefits to pervade our life.

Do I have to attend all 4 weeks?

No, each class is self-contained and can be attended on a drop-in basis. However, it is beneficial if possible to attend the entire series of classes.

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