Training/Advice
Event

An Introduction to Zen

Black Mountain Zen Centre

This is a free event
Find out how to use the teachings of Zen Buddhism to transform your life

During this introductory afternoon, you will:

  • Learn some simple techniques to help settle your mind
  • Find a sitting posture to maintain a quiet steadiness while you meditate
  • Design a meditation space to support a regular practice
  • Discover the path that can lead to an easing of anxiety and depression
  • Explore the practical aspects of the 11th step (for those in recovery)

We recommend loose comfortable clothing. The suggested donation is £10, but please donate whatever you can afford.

Settling the body and the breath cultivates a settled state of mind. Sitting in a balanced posture creates a quiet steadiness that can, with training, become our default state, a way to meet whatever happens with upright and calm awareness. When we regularly meditate in a space that is free from distraction and interruption, we can begin to discover a deeper level of stillness that stretches outwards from our limited self-absorbed world view. The preoccupations of our daily lives take up less space for a while as we give our active cognitive brains a rest and take the backwards step that turns the light inward.

Sector:
  • Health and wellbeing
Tags:
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • Stress Management
  • recovery
  • Buddhism
  • Zen
  • anxiety
  • health and wellbeing

Date and Time

  • -

Location

64 Donegall Street
Belfast
BT1 2GT
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

Contact us at Black Mountain Zen Centre for more information