Fundamentals of Meditation Workshop in Totnes
Join us for a full day meditation workshop in Totnes specifically designed to teach you all the necessary tools to start your own meditation practice.
Date: 7 November 2021
Location: The Angel, South St, Totnes TQ9 5DZ
Time: 10am -4.30pm (including a 1.5 hour lunch break)
Cost: £45 or £30 for low income
What to Bring: See below
This course is ideal for complete beginners and also experienced meditators who want to expand and develop their meditation practice.
Our daily meditation practice is at the very core of our lives. It is a constant anchor back to presence, which is absolutely critical in today’s busy world. In our experience, a daily meditation practice is by far the most effective tool to realise the incredible potentiality of meditation and to really start to taste the depth of this practice.
You will receive comprehensive materials so you can continue your learning and practice at home.
You will learn:
Why we meditate. We will explore the deeper reasons for why so many meditative traditions have developed and what the true purpose of meditation is.
Meditation postures. Learn how to sit correctly (very important if we have a daily practice, and especially if we want to sit for longer periods of time). We will learn a mix of classical and modern meditation postures, as well as hand mudras.
Practical tips & hints. Establishing a daily meditation practice isn’t always the easiest. We will share practical tips gained from experience. This will include the use of aids and exercises that can make sitting more comfortable.
Different techniques from a range of spiritual traditions. We will explore meditations from Tibetan Buddhism (Mahāmudrā), Kashmir Shaivism (an offset of Hinduism), and a meditation inspired by Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) and the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, a non-dual sage from the 19th century.
We are offering a scholarship place on this workshop, open to persons with limited financial resources. To apply simply message us explaining why you feel inspired to join.
We will contact the successful applicant two weeks prior to the workshop.
What to Bring
Bring an open mind – as with most things, the more open you are the more you are likely to get from the workshop.
Please bring a cushion to sit on (if you have one) and a water bottle – water available on site. Feel free to BYO mug if you fancy a cup of herbal tea.
We will be in the gorgeous Angel Gallery, which is warmly heated by infrared, but please bring cosy layers (the body temperature can drop when seated for longer periods of time). Plus, it is super cosy to meditate wrapped up warm.
Bring a journal and pen for taking notes (although we will circulate comprehensive materials about the meditations so you can continue your practice at home).