free guided meditations

Free 15 minute guided meditation

  • DATES & TIME

    Weekly classes  – These classes will resume on Monday 6 September

    Monday to Friday  12.30-12.45pm
    Saturday & Sunday 2 – 2.15pm

  • Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

    For the continued safety of our attendees and staff:

    * if you (or someone you live with) have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms (principally high temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell or taste among others) within the last 14 days, please do not attend;

    * the wearing of face masks inside the building and meditation room is encouraged;

    * the seating will be spaced out;

    * hand sanitiser will be readily available;

    * the windows will be open to allow ventilation therefore please bring warm clothing for your comfort ;

    *  touch points will be sanitised regularly

  • VENUE & PARKING

    Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre
    Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington,
    York, YO42 1UF

    Free parking onsite

  • FEE & BOOKING

    These classes are free of charge and there is no need to book

When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, The New Meditation Handbook.

  • 15 minutes to a peaceful mind

    Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we shall experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind and many of our usual problems will fall away.

    The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practising a simple breathing meditation.

  • Steps to a peaceful mind

    Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight and relaxed. Rest your hands in your lap, partially close your eyes and let all your stress and tension fall away.

    Turn your attention inwards and become aware of your breathing. Don’t attempt to control your breathing – just become aware of it, and follow the inhalation and exhalation of your breath.

    Gradually become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. Focus on the sensation of the breath and try to forget about everything else.

    Remain focussed on the sensation of the breath. If your mind wanders away from the breath, immediately let go of the distraction and come back to the breath.

    Gradually your distracting thoughts will subside and you will begin to experience a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Stay with this feeling of mental calm for a while.