Meditation for Beginners - 6 Week Course
with Matt Harvey
Modern life is demanding. Find some stillness, focus and peace of mind.
Thu 28th Jan 2021 ~ 10:30am to 11:20am (50mins)
Thu 4th Feb 2021 ~ 10:30am to 11:20am (50mins)
Thu 11th Feb 2021 ~ 10:30am to 11:20am (50mins)
Thu 18th Feb 2021 ~ 10:30am to 11:20am (50mins)
Thu 25th Feb 2021 ~ 10:30am to 11:20am (50mins)
Thu 4th Mar 2021 ~ 10:30am to 11:20am (50mins)
This course is designed primarily for people who are completely new to meditation or would like to give it another go. It also works well for people who would like to broaden their horizons and try a few different techniques to see what's out there.
The course runs for six weeks to give you plenty of time to explore a range of approaches and, through regular practice over time, see the benefits in your daily life. As the course progresses we'll explore ways to deal with difficult situations and emotions, practices to cultivate kindness and compassion, and much more! We'll also look at how to build the all-important habit of practice.
Each session will include instruction and short practice sessions, with optional time at the end for discussion and Q+A. Guided meditations are provided for use at home.
This is a 6 week course. Thursdays at 10.30 via Zoom. Starts Thursday 28th January.
My name is Matt, and my dharma name is Togen, which means 'penetrating the source'.
I am a fully qualified teacher in the Zenways 200 hour meditation and mindfulness teacher training programme, and am currently working towards accreditation by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). I am authorised to teach meditation for personal well-being and also for insight into our true nature (awakening or enlightenment, called kensho or satori in Zen).
I have been practising meditation and mindfulness for over ten years. My experience includes both the Zen tradition (currently studying with Daizan Roshi with Zenways, and prior to that with the Western Chan Fellowship) and early Buddhism (studying with Leigh Brasington, who is very kindly training me over the next couple of years as a jhana teacher).
I have benefitted profoundly in my own life from these practices, and believe passionately in sharing them with others for the benefit of all.