Cobham Meditation Community

The Cobham Meditation Community meets on Thursday evenings for Buddhist meditation and teachings. New members, visitors and complete beginners to meditation are very welcome. The emphasis is on understanding how to put the principles of meditation into practice in our daily lives. We study some Buddhist texts but you don’t need to be Buddhist to attend or benefit. The focus is on compassion for ourselves and others, and flowing more smoothly through life.

Venue: Rubin Room, West Horsley Village Hall, 95 The St, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6DD. Use the side entrance, on the right hand side of the building.  The Rubin room is just inside that entrance, immediately on the right. Here’s a map
Time: 8pm-9pm. You are welcome to arrive from 7.40pm for a cup of tea and conversation.
Please bring: A cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor, and a notebook and pen if you’d like to make notes on the teachings. Chairs are provided.
Donations: Donations are welcome and are used as offerings to the teacher, to cover the cost of the venue, and to fund future meditation retreats.
Contact: cobham.meditation@gmail.com and there is a closed group on Facebook.

About the group
The Cobham Meditation Community started a few years ago with Tenzin Josh, who studied as a monk with HH the Dalai Lama for 12 years. Tenzin Josh is now based in Thailand at The Life Co Phuket, and gives teachings when he visits the UK. You can learn more about him here https://blog.thelifeco.com/being-a-buddist-monk-tenzin-josh-answered-our-questions

We have a visiting teacher, Clive Holmes, who has been teaching meditation for over 20 years. Clive’s 2019 dates are below  and you can learn more about him here http://www.london.samye.org/teacher-directory/clive-holmes/

Clive Holmes 2019 Thursday evening classes and Saturday retreat days
February: Thurs 7th & Sat 9th
May: Thurs 23rd & Sat 25th
July: Sat 20th and Thurs 25th  
October: Thurs 24th & Sat 26th

Clive will also be teaching weekend courses at Samye Dzong in London just before/after our dates.

Here are the details of Clive’s forthcoming retreat day in February 2019. If you would like to join us please see RSVP using the contact details below.

New Year, New Beginnings 
with Clive Holmes, Saturday 9th February, 10.30am-4.30pm
at St Martin’s Hall, Forest Road, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 5HD

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for twenty years. Based in Scotland, he teaches at the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist centre and in Samye Dzong centres overseas.  He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and studied with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet. To learn more about Clive click here

Some words from Clive: “Springtime on offers a great environment to renew our energies and awaken our potential. We can look again at our lives and let go of the habits that limit our freedom. This is easy to say yet hard to do. At least we can plant and look after the seeds of wisdom and compassion in our lives. This coming year will be wiser and kinder once we apply some effort, willpower and mindful attention.

This course will be practice and experience based. A structure will help us so we will use the five principles of emotional intelligence (self awareness, self mastery, compassion, motivation and social skills) to help us develop, “enlightened courage.” There will walking meditation, some gentle daily physical exercises, self-compassion. And of course some written material to develop our diamond potential after the day’s course! Learn to how to develop an awakened attitude, fearless and mature.”

Vegetarian buffet lunch (some vegan dishes) & drinks are provided. PLEASE RSVP so we know how many to cater for. If you have allergies or strict dietary restrictions please bring a packed lunch. Bring a cushion if you would prefer to sit on the floor rather than on a chair.

Donations: Clive offers his teachings freely but we would like to offer him a donation for his time and travel expenses, and we also appreciate assistance towards the event costs. You can donate in cash on the day, or in advance by BACS/Internet Banking to account number 33207488, sort code 60 12 36, giving your name as payment reference. For a receipt or enquiries contact Cobham Meditation Community at cobham.meditation@gmail.com or call Chris Campbell on 07887 503860.

Advance donations or confirmation of attendance are appreciated to help us plan the event.
This event is organised by Cobham Meditation Community.