Meditation courses

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Our Centre offers Buddhist meditation courses every Wednesday (19:00-21:00), Saturday (16:00-18:00) and Sunday (18:00-20:00), taught by the Reverend Greek monk Nyanadassana (Ioannis Tselios). The courses and admission are provided free of charge.

The meditation techniques that are taught concern Calm Meditation (Samatha), meditation on breathing (ānāpānasati) and on friendliness (mettā), as well as Insight Meditation (Vipassanā) on applying memory to the body, the feelings and the mind. Insight Meditation includes exercises on memory, mindfulness and awareness which are used to observe and comprehend the transient nature of all intellectual and physical phenomena that can cause unhappiness if they linger.

Calm meditation on breathing helps concentrate the mind and allows us to be able to function better and more effectively, both in our everyday and in our spiritual life.

Calm meditation on friendliness helps us drive away our negative thoughts and feelings and replace them with positive ones, primarily about ourselves and then, consequently, about all living beings. Focusing on ourselves, without guilt or our ego getting in the way, is a necessary and sufficient condition for a happy life. It improves our personal relationships, as well as our relationship with the environment we live in. We become loved, trusted and compassionate individuals, ready to help others if asked, while maintaining our peace of mind.

Finally, Insight Meditation helps us live without illusions, know the reality of our existence and detach ourselves from anything that brings unhappiness and suffering in our lives.

Before joining us, we recommend that you watch the video recordings of the previous courses: Calm Meditation: Insight Meditation:

In order to ensure the smooth operation of our Centre, please read the code of conduct carefully before joining us.

If you have benefitted from our courses and want to contribute to our cause, you can do so by offering a donation or volunteering. For more information on how you can help, please contact us by email at [email protected]