Welcome back, or welcome for the first time, to Oxford! As usual, we'll be holding meditation classes every Tuesday evening of term (Oct. 13 - Dec. 1) at 8pm in the JCR Annexe at Oriel College. All are welcome (you don't need to be affiliated with the university to join), and you can join at any time.
The classes offer a graduated introduction to a Thai Theravada form of Buddhist meditation that brings calm and mindfulness. After meditation practice, we normally have a brief discussion of some aspect of Buddhist teaching and then enjoy one another's company over tea and biscuits, during which time people can meet one-on-one with our teacher, Jas'.
Participants range in experience from none whatsoever to people who have many years of exerience with meditation. No need to "be a Buddhist" in order to join: many people find they benefit simply from the calm and focus the meditation brings them, regardless of their spiritual affiliations, or lack thereof.
Remember to bring comfortable clothing, a cushion to sit on (your bum will be thankful!), and a mug if you want tea.