What We Do
If you need help ~
- coping with the pressures of work and modern life
- developing mental clarity, concentration, and focus
- relating to others in a calm, caring, and constructive manner
- finding inner peace, real happiness and contentment for ourself and the ability to share it with others
Then the meditation society may be the place for you. Our society meets every week on the evenings. Come along to one of our sessions each week (you can come to both but it will be the same topic) it's a great opportunity to learn how to meditate and gain some control over your thoughts and emotions.
Our teacher this year will be Sharon Collins, an experienced meditator and mindfulness practitioner who has been leading the sessions at MedSoc for 4 years now. Based in Bath, Sharon has spent the last eleven years studying meditation (primarily based on Buddhist scripture), and has been teaching for nine years. Her classes are relaxed, informal, and accessible to all. Based on personal experience, she shares the benefits of meditation and mindfulness with her students, and gives practical guidance on how they can apply them in their own lives, in order to enhance their mental well-being, improve their relationships, and perform to their full potential.
We hope to have a few social evenings throughout the year as well.
Reasons to Join Us
Meditation is simply a method of training our mind to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of awareness. When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep contentment and sense of "knowing" arise naturally from within. If you decide to meditate regularily you will find a renewed outlook on life - a more appreciative lens on which to view the world!
Our sessions are aimed at discovering the practice of meditation, along with the timeless wisdom that traditionally accompanies it.
Here is a great article that will give you a great introduction to mindfulness meditation.
Even the NHS highlights the benefits of Mindfulness as well as Meditation
Read more about the Theory... and join us for the Practice!
Come and Meet Us
[Lockdown 2.0, from now until the end of the restrictionc]
Our plan is to continue to have two sessions a week. Our first session will take place between 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday on the Meditation Society’s Microsoft Teams page. For those of you not on our teams page, please see the link below to join:
Our second session will be on a Thursday 6:30-7:30, but will be run via the Soul Spa’s system via zoom. For those who are already members of the Soul Spa, access to this session will be free, but for those who want to drop in it only costs £1.50 per session. If anyone is not a member of the Soul Spa monthly membership is £5 and gives access to over 100 other virtual meditation sessions a month. The beauty of the sessions all being virtual means that this session can now be accessed by anyone all over the country at any university-so feel free to invite any friends from other universities to try the sessions out if you think they might find them helpful!
You can get a Soul Spa membership on this link: https://www.thesoulspa.co.uk/membership/
And to book the meditation society’s session this week you can follow this link to book into the session: https://goteamup.com/p/3906828-the-soul-spa/#!list-2020-11-12
^ this link will also show you the class schedule, which you can browse to see what sessions are on offer. If you are a member, just log in to your account to access the sessions for free. Once you have registered on the session you will be emailed a zoom link to get onto the session.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email or via any of our social medias.