Why study?

While Buddhism offers the opportunity for ultimate knowledge, to relieve our suffering and liberate us from a cyclical existence, we recognise that these ideas may seem foreign to many Westerners. It is obviously very important that you take the time to read, learn and understand about Buddhism before making a commitment to the Buddhist path.

However, the good news is that there are many immediate benefits that practitioners can gain from our meditation courses, even if they are not committed Buddhists. These include:

  • A calmer mental state and feeling of wellbeing
  • Heightened concentration and focus
  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Improved relaxation and sleep
  • Better understanding of ourselves and our environment
  • A compassionate and altruistic outlook
  • The opportunity to make friends in a warm and like-minded environment