This is the first in a series of two one-month courses in which we will explore how we can delve into the meditation. We will be using the two key practices that we teach at Triratna: Sattipatanna (mindfulness of breathing), and Metta Bhavana (the development of unconditional love). On the first course we will be looking at the breath.

The breath is your most fundamental experience of life, and bringing awareness to it can make you more alive. We are often not very present in our experience, tending to be deadened by habitual responses to things which keep us on the surface of life. During the course we will learn how to meditate on the breath, to use it to cultivate the quality of clear awareness which is one of the factors of a more meditative state. As awareness of the breath deepens, also awareness of ourselves and our surroundings deepen. You’ll learn how to become more conscious, more alive to your experience, to notice in more detail how to use your body and your mind, as a result you will come to know your self much better. This deeper quality of awareness also makes the world more brighter, you will notice more shades of colour, more subtleties in peoples expressions, in general you will become more alive to the world, your whole experience becomes richer.



Price: €32

Class Time: 1 1/2 hours

Place: Centro Budista Triratna de Barcelona

Dates: Each Thursday from the 7th of October until the 28th of October

Times: 19.00 to 20.30

Class Leader – Sinhendra

Sinhendra is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, ordained in 2004. He is one of the founders of our centre in Barcelona. He has lived in Spain 15 years and teaches English langauge to Business men and women.

He has a degree in Performing Arts and a Post Graduate in the History of Ideas which influences his teaching style. He has a particular interst in Meditation and Ritual.

What We Need Is Here

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

Wendell Berry