Simply Meditate

Can happiness really be that simple?

Tuesday and Thursday 12.00 – 12.30 pm £2.50 A recording of the meditation will be available for 3 day catch-up.

Lunch time meditations to help you be calm and positive. Discover the inner power in each of us to remain positive and happy during even the most difficult times. A great way to taste meditation and get a feeling for its benefits. Meditation will help overcome daily problems like worry, low mood and feelings of loneliness. No reason not to give it a try. Each session also includes a positive affirmation we can take into daily life to help us remain calm and positive.

Suitable for complete beginners, they combine guided meditation with practical spiritual advice that you can apply immediately to your daily life to solve problems and find a deeper happiness.

Everyone is welcome.  You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend these classes, or to benefit from the techniques taught. They are easy to follow and do not need prior knowledge or experience. 

The general structure of the class:

  • Guided meditation including relaxation (approximately 25 mins)
  • A suggested positive affirmation  – thinking in ways that make daily life calm and peaceful. 
  • Time for questions 

Meditations are now live streamed using Zoom with 3-day catch up for those who cannot participate live or who want to view the class again. 

The meditation class is held at the Centre in Matlock Bath. Up to 5 people can attend the class in person but this is by appointment only. 

Please pay in advance for each individual class using paypal/card or pay for a Centre Card and get access to all the classes for £20/month – see Membership Fees

On the day of the class we will send you an email with a link to the session.

We will be using the software ZOOM to broadcast the meeting. It is best to download the app Zoom to your computer or phone from the internet. It is free and easy to register your account. 

When you click on the link we have sent you it will automatically open the session for you. Please check that your audio microphone is switched on. If you need to contact us during the session please use the CHAT function within ZOOM.

In summary:

– Pay & Sign up for classes well in advance

– Make sure you have ZOOM on your computer/phone

– Arrange a quiet place at home for the livestream meditation class

– Click on the link we send you 15 min before the start

– Get comfy if you can, loose fitting clothes are best for meditation

– Have a pen and paper handy for notes and writing down questions

On 4th July the Centre was reopened for classes and study programmes (maximum 5 people). If you wish to attend a teaching in person rather than via zoom please contact the Centre before hand to register for a place. Only come if you receive a confirmation by email. Also please read our Covid-19 Guidance for Visitors before attending.

To register please pay in full using the booking cart. Payments by Paypal and Credit Card are accepted. We will automatically receive details of your payment with your email address. We will use this contact address to forward your link for the teaching.

Alternatively you can purchase a Centre Card for £20/month (you can cancel anytime) which gives you free access for all classes except special events and the Study Programme. If you have a Centre card you still need to use the booking system to register for a place. For details on Centre Cards please go to https://heartjewel.org.uk/membership-fees/

Simply Meditate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12.00 – 12.30 pm

£2.50

Deep Relaxation. 1 September – relaxing the body and mind with inner light and gentle breathing.

Pure Light 3 September – mixing the breath with positive visualisation to purify the mind.

Inner Space 8 September – dissolving away disturbing thoughts to reveal the clear nature of the mind.

Rethinking Worry and Anxiety. 10 September – learning to stop wasting our life by developing opponents to worry.

 

Simply Meditate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12.00 – 12.30 pm

£2.50

Wisdom Breathing 15 September – mixing the breath with pure mantra to cultivate a pure heart.

Feeling Connected 17 September – contemplating the interconnectedness of all living beings to generate a feeling of affection and closeness.

Finding Contentment 22 September – creating the feeling I already have everything I need.

Mental Detox. 24 September – meditation on our root consciousness at our heart for exceptional peace and clarity.

 

Simply Meditate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12.00 – 12.30 pm

£2.50

Boosting Self-Confidence 6 October – identifying with our better side to improve self image and belief.

The Power of Love 8 October – meditation on the advantages of cherishing others and the feeling others are important.

Healing the Mind with Compassion 13 October – meditation to cultivate the supreme virtue of compassion, starting with our family and then extending it to all living beings.

Immeasurable Equanimity 15 October – make your self happy by developing warm and friendly feelings to everyone.

 

Simply Meditate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12.00 – 12.30 pm

£2.50

Letting Go of the Past 20 October – use meditation to evoke forgiveness for past harms.

Rethinking Stress 22 October – discover internal solutions to frustration and stress when life falls apart.

Healing Self and Others 3 November – meditation on the profound practice of Taking to generate a pure feeling of peace and joy.

Giving Others Happiness 5 November – imagine making everyone happy

 

Simply Meditate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12.00 – 12.30 pm

£2.50

Life is Good 17 November – appreciating the preciousness, rarity and meaning of our life.

Rethinking Expectations 19 November – how to heal our problems by rethinking our unrealistic expectations which are at the root of all our problems.

Making Peace with Uncertainty 24 November – how to transform the uncertainty in life to encourage ourself to make the most of the present moment.

That Loving Feeling 26 November – how to generate and abide in loving feelings.

 

Simply Meditate

Tuesdays and Thursdays

12.00 – 12.30 pm

£2.50

Rethinking Depression 1 December – challenging our negative thoughts and freeing ourself from feelings of despondency.

Mental Stability 3 December – developing the power to accept difficulties and failure with a peaceful happy mind.

Rethinking Loneliness 8 December – challenging any feelings of isolation.

The Lightness of Being 10 December – dissolving away our normal sense of self to find peace and joy at the heart of all existence.