Cultivating presence

Foundational principles of meditation - 4 week course

Meditation brings together mindful attention with a willingness to open up to our inner world, so that we can live our lives with more calm, clarity and care.

This course looks at the foundational principles of meditation, different approaches and where they originate, why we should bother in the first place, and general myths and facts around meditation.

Week 1

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Meditation is like cooking — and in cooking scum comes up to the surface.

Swami Venkatesananda

Week 2

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Meditation is the cultivation of calm and insight (samatha-vipassana), and the development of mindfulness (sati) and concentration (samadhi) to bring them about.

Ajahn Sucitto