Finding Stillness Through Breath: Samatha Meditation
Samatha means ‘calm’ and Samatha Meditation is a traditional Buddhist way to develop stillness and clarity. It uses a form of the ancient Buddhist practice of ‘mindfulness of breathing’ (anapana-sati): attending carefully to the in and out flow of the breath.
In this workshop, led by Rupert Gethin, Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, you will be introduced to and guided through the practice of Samatha Meditation.
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The venue has ramped access and wide aisled toilet at the front of the building. There is also a hearing induction loop installed. If you require the hearing induction loop please email us at least one week in advance of the event to let us know.
Note that there will be photography and filming taking place at the event. If you would prefer not to be filmed or featured in any of this material please let us know. We will also contact you after the event to ask for feedback. If you are not happy to be contacted let us know and we will remove you from the list.
The venue has a licensed bar and street food will be available.
St Paul’s Church is located on Portland Square, a stones throw from Cabot Circus shopping centre and Stokes Croft. There is plenty of metered parking around the venue and a NCP car park a 5-10 minute walk away.
This project is a collaboration between the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, the Life of Breath project and the Public Engagement team at the University of Bristol and is made possible through the generous support of the Wellcome Trust.