Summary of courses

 

All our courses are free of charge, but we welcome and depend on donations.

 

Introduction to Meditation

If you would like to learn to meditate, please contact us at the Study Society. Meditation is given throughout the year in a simple ceremony. We offer an initial introductory talk and if you wish to continue a date will be given when you can receive the method of meditation. After this a course of three sessions and a group meeting are offered, followed by the chance to attend meditation meetings and other activities.

 

Non-Duality/Advaita Sundays

Non-duality Workshops are held on the first and third Sundays of most months at 10:30 am to around 12:45 pm. Dates may change so please check the Diary. All are welcome to come along and share their knowledge and experience. Sometimes a topic is selected to focus discussion but no theory is offered leaving attendees free to speak from their own awareness at the time. Just turn up. Afterwards lunch is shared for those wishing to continue the discussion informally.

 

Fourth Way Study Group

Our teaching of the Fourth Way, the philosophical system learned, taught and developed by P.D. Ouspensky, is as a living, oral tradition. Material for study and discussion is provided as a response to the developing needs of each group; there is no set syllabus and the first level of teaching continues for two years. Introductory courses are held in London, and Gloucestershire as required. Please contact us if you are interested or go to www.ouspenskytoday.org

 

Whirling Dervishes

Turning training takes place annually and lasts for five months. The next turning training will be running from late October until mid February. The classes are on Thursday evenings and alternate Friday evenings and some weekends. The training is open to all people of reasonable fitness. Its purpose is to prepare people to turn in the ceremonies at Colet House. See Whirling Dervish Training for application form and details. An associated course on ‘The Philosophy of the Cosmic Dance’ runs in conjunction with this. In addition, guest ceremonies on the first Friday in each month and weekly meeting to read and analyse the poetry of Rumi are open to all.

 

Vedic Chanting

This takes place from 6:00-6:30 pm every Monday during term time and is followed by meditation. All are welcome.

 

Chi Kung (Qigong)

A very gentle, ancient Chinese exercise; good for young and old, to build strength and inner peace. Classes take place at 6:30 pm on Thursdays. All are welcome.