Mindfulness Meditation at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre

Reconnect. Recharge and Refresh with Mindfulness Meditation at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre.

In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and distractions often rule our lives, finding inner peace and mental clarity has become essential. One powerful tool that helps us achieve this balance is mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is more than just a practice; it’s a way of life that can bring countless benefits to our physical and mental well-being.

What is Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness meditation is a form of meditation that encourages you to be fully present in the moment. It involves focusing your attention on your breath, bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings without judgment. The practice teaches us to observe our thoughts and emotions without attachment, allowing us to gain insight into our own minds.

Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

  1. Reduced Stress: Mindfulness meditation has been shown to reduce the body’s stress response, leading to lower cortisol levels and a sense of calm.
  2. Improved Mental Health: It’s an effective tool for managing anxiety and depression, as it helps individuals gain better control over their thoughts and emotions.
  3. Enhanced Focus: Regular practice enhances concentration and cognitive function, allowing you to be more productive and attentive in your daily life.
  4. Emotional Regulation: It helps you understand and manage your emotions more effectively, fostering emotional resilience and balance.
  5. Better Relationships: Mindfulness meditation can improve your relationships by enhancing your ability to empathize and communicate with others.
  6. Physical Health: It has been associated with various physical health benefits, including reduced blood pressure, improved sleep, and better immune system function.

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation at Jamyang London

Our guided mindfulness meditation drop-in sessions are secular and have been created so like-minded people can meet and learn to meditate together.

The mindfulness meditation sessions can help participants to relax and improve their mental well-being. Our online Mindfulness meditation helps keep you in the moment and provides physical and mental health benefits. Each session is taught in a non-religious format and does not require participants to adhere to any faith or spiritual tradition.

It is perfect for those looking for practical tools to help them bring greater contentment and peace of mind into daily life.

Mindfulness Meditation- Weekly Sessions 

Please note: For all our sessions, no charges need to be imposed.

  • Online on Zoom
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 – 13:00 with Jane Sill. Christmas break: 20th December 2023 – 3rd January 2024
  • Fridays, 18:30 – 19:30 Facilitators rotate between Jane Sill, Cynthia Bonell and William Walker. Christmas break: 22nd December – 5th January 2024.

Booking and further information [email protected]

  • Online on Zoom
  • An hour of contemplation and meditation with Vinod Ravi.
  • Various times during the week throughout the year.

Booking and further information [email protected]

Meet the Mindfulness Meditation Instructors

All mindfulness meditation instructors are trained and have many years of experience practicing and facilitating mindfulness meditation.

Jane Sill, a listed teacher with the UK Mindfulness Network, has been involved with Jamyang London Buddhist Centre for many years, coordinating The Courthouse Community Center (CCC), the sister charity of Jamyang London Buddhist Center, and also classes run by the London Center for Mindfulness. In particular, the 8-week Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses (MBSR). In addition, she has been offering mindfulness and meditation in the community and corporate settings. Over the years she has attended many retreats and training programs, including annual retreats led by Geshe Tashi Tsering and an Educator’s Retreat led by Thich Nhat Hanh. She is registered on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organizations Listing.  She is also a qualified Yoga teacher (BWY) and a registered reflexologist (MAR).

Vinod Ravi has been leading mindfulness sessions in Jamyang since 2012. He also leads a number of meditation retreats in Italy every year for both individuals and corporate clients. In 1994, Vinod went through the same Vipassana training that a Thai monk would receive at the Wat Ram Poeng monastery in Thailand but did not become a practising monk. He instead went on to work in the corporate world as a lawyer before joining various non-profit organisations dealing with a wide range of issues ranging from gender and sexual rights to migrant and refugee rights. He more recently received the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training qualifications from Bangor University. You can find more classes and further details about him on his website. mindfulness.zone. Check out his meditation.

Cynthia Bonell, has been meditating for some 35-40 years and has studied both in the Vedic and Buddhist traditions as well as Christianity. In her professional life, she was a Primary teacher but is now retired. A long-time student of Geshe Tashi Tsering at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, Cynthia has been teaching mindfulness for a number of years having completed the week intensive level 1 teaching course at Bangor University. She continues to practice meditation and attend retreats regularly.

William Walker, completed training in Mindfulness in 2018 and is registered on the UK listing for Mindfulness Teachers. He has led and co-led a number of 8-week Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses for the London Centre of Mindfulness. William studied theology and philosophy at University in Scotland and London and trained for the Anglican Church ministry, before switching to teaching in schools and travelling abroad. For the past 20 or more years he has been teaching in Special Education, specialising in autism and learning difficulties. He has also had the opportunity to cultivate a strong interest in Chi Kung and Tai Chi, which he has been teaching and studying for many years now, and also in studying and practicing Buddhism.  A long-time member of Jamyang, in recent years he has focussed his attention on teaching mindfulness, Chi Kung, and Tai Chi. He currently teaches both Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and Lam style Tai Chi along with Wu Tang Dragon Sword Form more info www.standing-still.co.uk.

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