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Meditation Group Sit
January 4 @ 19:30 - 21:00
An event every week that begins at 19:30 on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 2024
This will be a gathering together of people in the community who meditate for their wellbeing and personal development. It will aim to include both beginner and experienced meditators. It will be non-sectarian although the practices are rooted in Buddhism. The aim is to create a supportive group of meditators who can gather regularly and benefit from each others’ practice.
Tom Veck – ‘I am a qualified mindfulness and meditation teacher running beginner, intermediate and 1-1 courses in Somerset UK both in and out of nature. I first discovered the impact that meditation could have on my mental and emotional wellbeing when I attended a 10 day silent Vipassana retreat whilst in India in 2003. I was amazed by the dramatic effect that paying mindful, non judgemental attention to my breath, body and mind could have. In the years that have followed I have kept up my meditation practice and attended 10 more of these retreats and several other meditation retreats. I am now a qualified mindfulness teacher and have been teaching mindfulness courses for the last 5 years.’
Anyone over 16 with an interest in and some experience of meditation.
Benefits of the class:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Creating community
- Building skills to manage your stress.
- Increasing self-awareness.
- Increasing patience and tolerance
What to wear/bring:
Bring a cushion, blanket and something soft to put on the floor. If you’d rather sit on a chair we will provide a chair.
“In-person courses are so much more engaging and immersive than online or through apps. . After a prolonged period of virtual input and isolation, to have not only an expert tutor but also the proactive and shared experience of our group with the opportunity to share and gain from the ideas and experiences of our peers too has been invaluable.”
“Through your teaching of mindful meditation, I feel that you/Tom have given us expert guidance and helped us to build our capacity to focus inward and also to recognise and reduce our self judgement. Focusing on building a hierarchy of awareness and patterns to follow has really boosted my skillset and confidence to meditate effectively and to engage mindfully at different times of the day.”
Cost of class:
£10 payable on the day. Termly payment options will also be available, week 1 will be a free.