14 JUL – DEVELOPING CONCENTRATION 2018-06-10T13:11:16+00:00

Developing Concentration

This half-day will guide you through some of the obstacles that we experience in our meditation practice and daily life that prevent us from experiencing good concentration.  

‘Pure concentration has four qualities: lucidity, clarity, strength and stability. When the mind is free from the clouds of distracting conceptions it becomes bright and clear, like a cloudless sky; this is known as ‘lucidity’. ‘Clarity’ means that the object appears clearly and vividly to the mind, ‘strength’ that the object is held firmly by strong mindfulness, and ‘stability’ that the mind abides single-pointedly’ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – How to Understand Your Mind

What to expect at a half day course

All our half day courses are suitable for everyone.  Each week we cover a different aspect of meditation and Buddhist teachings that are relevant to our daily lives.  The course is split into two 1 hour sessions with an half hour break in the middle for refreshments.  If you cannot make it to the whole morning you are welcome to drop in to either 10.30-11.30 or 12-1pm sessions for £6.

If you can book in advance the price is £12.  If you turn up on the day the price is £14.


If you drive in there is a CAR PARK that is ONLY £2 after 4pm on Charles Street.  Click for details.

There is a TRAM STOP just around the corner at ST PETERS SQ.

There is a TRAIN STATION just around the corner at OXFORD RD or just a little further the other way PICADILLY


No.  Everyone is welcome.  These methods are applicable in our daily lives whatever our background or beliefs.

No.  The classes are all seated and you are welcome to sit on a chair or on a cushion on the floor.

Yes.  All of our classes are suitable for everyone.

No.  All of our classes are drop in.  However for half day courses and evening classes in the city there is a discount if you book in advance.

See our Membership and Prices menu for details of prices.

We are a not for profit charity.  All of the fees for classes cover the costs of running our Centres and go towards our International Temples Project.

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“I have noticed a wonderful improvement in my relationships with others and dealing with situations”


“I always leave a bit happier and a little bit kinder to others and myself”


“It was thoroughly enjoyable and helped massively with opening my eyes to how this can be used to alleviate stress.”

“I left the session feeling very peaceful, with advice that hopefully I will be able to take forwards into my work and home life.”

“There is pretty much a class every day so I can always make it along.”