Wednesday Night Meditation

What is it: Group Meditation Classes

Where: In Land of Joy’s main gompa (meditation room), Greenhaugh Hall, Greenhaugh, NE48 1PP

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation and are looking for a place to try it? Do you enjoy meditating but struggle to keep a practice going on your own or looking for a bit of guidance? Our Wednesday night meditations could be the perfect thing!

We’re very happy to offer a space in our supportive, quiet and peaceful surroundings for those who live nearby to come and meditate every Wednesday evening from 6 -7pm. Experienced meditators will introduce a variety of techniques and topics suitable for everyone, giving you a chance to try different approaches and see what might work for you.

You don’t need to let us know you’re coming. Just turn up at the main door if it’s your first visit and we will be happy to show you to the room.

Please email if you have any questions. We will be very happy to help.

Why Meditate?

How does mindfulness meditation apply to daily life?

How does one begin a meditation practice?

The challenges of daily life often leave us feeling overwhelmed, struggling to focus and less able to be present for our friends and loved ones. It can be hard to find the mental space to switch off, relax and recharge. Even when we find time in our schedules, our busy minds make it hard for us to feel properly rested. This is where meditation comes in.

Simple meditation practice gently relaxes us into a calm mental space, where we are aware of our thoughts and are no longer carried away by them. We can then direct our attention to what matters and face challenges with a happier, lighter and more loving mind.

Some meditation, such as calm abiding, is focused on watching the breath, feeling different sensations or placing the mind on some other particular object or concept and keeping your focus there. On the other hand, analytical meditation goes over a certain topic or philosophical point using logic and reasoning to investigate it in greater depth.

Lama Yeshe Said:

‘Meditation is very simple. Actually watching television, which we all do, is a bit like meditating. When you watch television, you watch what is happening on the screen, and when you meditate, you watch what is happening on the inner screen of your mind, where you can see all your good qualities, but all your inner garbage as well. That is why meditation is so simple’