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Introducing Buddhist Meditation

October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 29, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Free – £80.00

Join us to Discover What Meditation Is

Discover the art of inner peace and clarity as we guide you in establishing a meditation practice that empowers and uplifts. With expert guidance and immersive teachings, you’ll gain the confidence to navigate the depths of your mind, unlocking hidden potential and finding harmony within. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the profound power of Buddhist meditation. Join us this weekend and embark on a path of self-discovery and enlightenment.

Buddhist Meditation Weekend Course
The benefits of meditation on our mental and physical health are now well documented by the science, and the online resources available for people who want to explore meditation have never been more widely available. But identifying the genuine sources and instructions on meditation can be difficult amid the abundance of information. Introducing Meditation draws on the authentic Buddhist teachings to get students started on their journey towards understanding the theory of Buddhist meditation and establishing a meditation practice with confidence.

While meditation is a very subjective experience, exploring that experience with fellow practitioners and receiving guidance from more experienced meditators can be extremely worthwhile, not least a community to support you when you encounter struggles with your practice.

Discover Meditation and How to Meditate

Over this taster weekend, you’ll learn a variety of meditation techniques passed down through the ages from teacher to disciple, going all the way back to the Buddha himself. This is a practice-led course with meditation itself forming the basis of each session, supplemented by instruction from the teacher and informal discussion with fellow learners.This weekend course is suitable for complete beginners with no prior experience of meditation needed.

Meditation Leaders
Francesca has been a regular at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London for over 10 years, having been a student of Geshe Tashi and now Geshe Namdak. She is a registered FPMT Teacher and has graduated from the 5 year FPMT Basic Programme following on from in-depth study, exams and Lam Rim Retreats. Francesca leads Nyung Nay retreats, and is a Teaching Assistant for Exploring Buddhism. As a former Jamyang trustee, now Jamyang’s Safeguarding Officer, she is committed to supporting Jamyang to flourish. She now resides in Wales on the coast near the Cambrian Mountains.

Michael Lobsang Tenpa is a Tibetan Buddhist translator, meditation instructor, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher and student of EcoDharma. Born in Siberia, he earned BA and MA degrees in South Asian studies, worked in social media and eventually received ordination in Nepal, spending nine years as a Tibetan Buddhist monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner. In addition to years of Buddhist studies and translator work (including translating and interpreting for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other masters), he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US.

Our Generosity Model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can donate. We want to help find a plan that is workable for your situation.

Schedule for the weekend


  • 10:00-11:30: Session 1
  • 11:30-12:00: Break
  • 12:00-13:00: Session 2
  • 13:00-14:00: Lunch
  • 14:00-15:30: Session 3


  • 10:00-10:50: Session 4
  • 10:50-11:00: Break
  • 11:00-12:30: Session 5
  • 12:30-13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00: Session 6

Schedule is provisional. Finishing time may change.


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October 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am
October 29, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Free – £80.00
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