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Meditation to Quieten the Mind

John Preston will introduce you to a variety of meditative techniques and will also help you to understand the concepts underlying the practice. Techniques and concepts will come mainly from the Buddhist tradition, but no attempt will be made to promote any particular faith as John believes that meditation is of universal relevance. There will be plenty of opportunities to practise meditation and then to discuss, within a supportive environment, what you have experienced.

Led by: John Preston

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday.  Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

John has ‘moved me on’ from relaxation to meditation,”

John Preston will introduce you to a variety of meditative techniques and will also help you to understand the concepts underlying the practice. Techniques and concepts will come mainly from the Buddhist tradition, but no attempt will be made to promote any particular faith as John believes that meditation is of universal relevance. There will be plenty of opportunities to practise meditation and then to discuss, within a supportive environment, what you have experienced.

John Preston’s teaching is based on his own experience of training for five years as a Monk at a Buddhist meditation monastery. Since returning to lay-life his main focus has been on teaching meditation as a tool for relaxation and for personal growth.

He has led this course at Ammerdown for many years and has always been well received: “John shares a deep knowledge of a complex subject with clarity, great warmth and humour”; “John’s wealth of experience came wonderfully alive through his stories”; “A complex subject delivered with humour, straight talking and compassion – John was an inspiration to us all.”

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.