Welcome to Worthing Meditation
The Worthing Meditation group was started in 2006. Lloyd formed the group because he needed to meet and practice meditation with like-minded folks. Lloyd also wanted to enjoy support and encouragement, in the ancient spiritual practice of meditation, without subtle pressure to join a 'religious' group, whether that be Buddhist, Christian, Sufi or similar. Although Worthing Meditation is not part of a larger or international organisation, some members are affiliated to other such groups.
There are many claims regarding the benefits of meditation, such as relief from stress or anxiety. Buddhists offer freedom or liberation from what is sometimes called 'suffering'. And this often takes the form of mental suffering. However, most practitioners agree that over time, meditation can lead to a more peaceful way of living, improving all relationships and bringing harmony and awareness into our world. This can have a beneficial effect on all those we come in contact with, especially those nearest and dearest.
This group currently meets regularly, every other Tuesday evening, with a mid-summer break around August and a winter break around the festive season.
The evening starts at 7.25pm with introductions. We usually start with a few words, which offer insight and guidance into the meditation periods. This is followed by discussion, then finishing approximately 9pm. Then there is an opportunity to discuss informally, while enjoying refreshments. The group has a small library, from which we borrow, share and contribute. We are funded entirely by voluntary contributions. (see contact page for further details)
If you feel that this group could be for you, and you are interested in joining, please use the contact page, to arrange a suitable Tuesday evening to come along and meet some of the members. Then if you decide to join, your commitment would be to attend as regularly as possible and allow your email address be added to the email list, sent out before we meet, as a reminder.