Newcomers


There are several ways to learn about meditation and Buddhism at the Cardiff Buddhist Centre.  No experience is needed before coming to one of our newcomers’ sessions, and there’s no need to bring anything. We provide cushions and chairs and will help you find a comfortable way to sit. Just wear something comfortable

There’s no need to book – just turn up. We don’t charge for these sessions but donations to help keep the Centre running are always welcome.

Newcomers Classes

Newcomers’ sessions are a great way to learn meditation. We teach two simple but effective meditation practices drawn from the Buddhist tradition – the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Loving Kindness Practice (or mettabhavana), as well as other ways to bring aliveness, contentment and meaning to your life.

  • Thursday Lunchtime 12.30 – 1.30pm
  • Wednesday Evening 7.30 – 10 pm: sessions for both complete beginners and those familiar with meditation

Meditation Courses

Attending a course is an excellent way to learn Buddhist meditation. Our courses introduce meditation from scratch and will help explore how you can work with your mind. With the benefit an experienced teacher, you’ll have the chance to go deeper as the course unfolds and make connections with the other participants.

Buddhism Courses

We run several introductory Buddhism courses a year (see below).  These six-week courses explore the theory and practice of Buddhism as well as the practice of meditation. They’re suitable for both complete newcomers and those with some knowledge of Buddhism.

Next steps

After an introductory course or a few drop-in classes, you’ll be ready to take things further.  A follow-on course or a retreat would be a good next step.