Learn to Meditate – Free workshop at Cityside

12th October  2019- 2pm – 5pm –  Cityside Retail Park 

The venue is located between between Costa and Poundland in Cityside Retail Park

Learn to Meditate in Half a Day is one of our most popular, accessible and enjoyable workshops.

This special beginners course will be taught by Buddhist nun and Meditation teacher Gen Kelsang Chitta, Chitta has 15 years experience in practicing these techniques and has the ability to explain and guide these meditations so that they can be easily practiced by anyone, Buddhists and non Buddhists alike.


Taking place just 500 meters north of Belfast City centre, this free workshop is open to everybody.

The workshop runs for three hours over the course of a weekend afternoon and is structured as follows:

Talk & meditation (1 hour 15 minutes)
Break (30 minutes)
Talk & meditation (1 hour 15 minutes.

The teacher will begin the workshop by offering guidance on how to prepare for a meditation, what posture to adopt and what to expect from the first guided meditation. Matts and cushion are supplied if you wish to meditate in a cross legged position, but the majority of people are seated in chairs throughout.

The workshop covers the following:

First part:

Short guided meditation.
What is meditation?
What are the benefits of meditation?
How to meditate?
Short guided meditation.

Break – Tea & coffee – scones and cookies.

Second part:

Short guided meditation.
Obstacles to meditation.
Tools for meditating / how to meditate.
Short guided meditation.
Questions and answers.

These workshops are ideal for those wishing to find out more about meditation and to learn the tools needed to meditate. They are also suitable for people wishing to refresh their understanding of meditation.

All are welcome.

You are welcome to stay after the course if you wish for further refreshments and a chat.



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