Introductory Courses / Courses for Beginners

The following courses are all recommended if you are new to meditation, would like to establish your own regular meditation practice, or are interested in an introduction to the Shambhala teachings. Click here to find out when the next one of each is taking place.


Learn to Meditate – Introductory Evening Course

This four week introductory evening course is designed to bring the simple yet profound practice of meditation into your everyday life. It is an opportunity to learn and practice meditation with a qualified meditation teacher in a supportive environment.

Feedback for Learn To Meditate

“Excellent – exceeded my hopes and expectations. Very good teacher and very supportive group”

“It’s been a great way to add more structure to my meditation practice as a beginner”

“Over a short period beginning to be able to reassess my place in the world and learning to live in the present not the past or future”

“Cured me of any cynicism that I had”


Shambhala Training Level 1: Feel Human Again* – Weekend Retreat

It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. This course is the first in the ‘Way of Shambhala‘ series of programmes.
* Also known as ‘The Art of Being Human’


Contentment in Everyday Life – Evening Course

In this five week evening course, meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings guide us to recognise that we are basically good and worthy as we are. This insight is key to finding contentment within ourselves.

Feedback for Contentment in Everyday Life

“The talks were really insightful and helpful”

“It’s been amazing!”

“This has been a challenging but very interesting course. I am keen to go on with meditation”

“Useful course. It has helped deepen my meditation practice and my contentment”