FAQs about weekly classes

Children asking questions at a meditation classQ. Do I need to register or pay in advance?
A. No, not for the regular weekly classes, only for special events.

Q. Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
A. No special clothing or equipment is needed.

Q. Do we sit on the floor to meditate?
A. No, we sit on chairs.

Q. How many people will come to the class?
A. Numbers vary from anything between 3 and 50 depending on the time of the class.

Q. Do I have to attend every class?
A. All our classes are drop-in classes and can be attended at any time. Each class is self-contained so missing a class doesn’t matter at all.

Q. Do the classes finish at the end of the course?
A. While there is a good demand for the class, it will continue. We take term breaks at Christmas, Easter and over the summer.

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A. Yes, nearly all our classes are suitable for beginners.

Q. Do you offer any discounts for meditation classes?
Yes, we offer the Prepaid Card or you can become a member of Atisha Centre and get loads for free!

Q. If I want to take meditation further what can I do?
A. We offer the Foundation Programme for those who wish to further their study and practice of Buddhism.

Q. Is there free parking at Atisha Centre?
A. Yes. Around the side of the building, Atisha Centre has 9 free parking spaces. Also there is plenty of free parking on Victoria Embankment (next to the river opposite the front of the building).

Q. What shall I do if I arrive late?
Don’t worry, it’s fine, you can still come in of course. Just knock on the door and if no one hears you, ring the bell and someone will let you in.