Meditation classes in Canterbury
The group is led by Stephen Gene Morris*, an experienced practitioner, teacher trained neuroscientist and post-graduate researcher of compassion and nondual methods of meditation and mindfulness. Compassionate practices have long been associated with improved health and wellbeing, modern scientific enquiry is now endorsing the benefits of these approaches. Regular compassion-based meditation can deliver a reduction in stress and anxiety, a greater sense of well being and improved cognitive function. These effects are likely to be correlated with positive changes in the brain itself. Visit the Science of Meditation website if you want to read about the scientific background.
A key element of this approach is the meditation on compassion for self and other, known as nondual compassion. People will be very familiar with the ideas behind this method. There is evidence that compassionate meditation is particularly beneficial in balancing our internal and external oriented mental processes. Helping us to take life’s ups and downs a little more in our stride. The human understanding of these approaches is thousands of years old. But contemporary neuroscience is starting to confirm that how we see ourselves and others is related to our long term health and happiness.
These are group meditation classes, the cost is from £10 per session. Full training and instructions are provided. No special equipment or clothing is needed. One to one instruction is possible, sessions typically cost £50 per hour.
Stephen Gene Morris
Both Mindfulness for Students and Meditation for Students have been created by Stephen Gene Morris, a meditator with over 25 years experience of secular and spiritual contemplation. Stephen has taught meditation to hundreds of students in recent years, he holds first class honours in psychology, an MSc in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent and an experienced Academic Mentor and Tutor.