Introduction to Meditation – Autumn 2023

10 Thursday evenings from August until December in Edinburgh.

PLEASE NOTE the dates since they are not simply consecutive.

Links to recordings of previous classes are available on where the date is underlined.

Thursday August 31st
Thursday September 7th
Thursday September 14th, then NOT on September 21st

Thursday September 28th, then NOT on October 5th

Thursday October 12th, then NOT on October 19th, or 26th

Thursday November 2nd
Thursday November 9th, then NOT on November 16th, or 23rd

Thursday November 30th
Thursday December 7th, and finishing on
Thursday December 14th

7:30pm to 9pm.  

WHERE: Going forward the classes are going to be held in the Eric Liddell Suite on the second floor of the Eric Liddell Community Centre in Edinburgh.  The address is 15 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DP.

PARKING: There is street parking around the centre but no dedicated car park. It can take a while to find parking, so please give yourself some time if coming by car.  

BE EARLY: Please give yourself plenty of time for traffic issues and to find parking. Classes start promptly at 7:30pm and we will be getting into a meditation pretty quickly after the start. Please, please don’t be late, but if you are then please be as quiet as possible as you enter the room. That said, the room is booked by another group until 7pm, so no point in turning up before then.

DO WE SIT ON THE FLOOR?: Not unless you want to. There are chairs provided.  Not terribly comfortable but not too uncomfortable either. Some people bring a cushion for extra comfort.

DRESS: Comfortable clothes.  The building is heated but is also old and sometimes takes a bit of time to get up to temperature so bring a layer or two in case you get chilly.

NO RSVP: You don’t need to tell us you’re coming.  Just come.  

WHAT IF I CAN’T COME TO THE FIRST CLASS?: You don’t have to come to the whole series.  If you can only make classes from the fourth one on, please come.  Each week we’ll cover a different aspect of meditation and although the classes do build on each other they are also intended to be completely self-contained.

WHAT LEVEL IS THIS FOR?: People with no experience, people with some experience, people with decades of experience. If you’ve never done it before we will go over the basics – which is always of benefit to everyone including the most experienced.

Previous Classes

Introduction to Meditation – New Year 2023

The classes were held in the Eric Liddell Community Centre on Thursday evenings from January 5th through February 23rd.

The classes were recorded and can be found on Soundcloud at the following links.

The links take you to playlists which include the full (edited) recording and also are broken down into snippets so you can go directly to the teachings or the meditations you want.

Week One:

Week Two:

Week Three:

Week Four:

Week Five:

Week Six:

Week Seven:

Week Eight: