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 "We believe Zen is for everyone.

We try to make it accessible, useful, and potentially life-changing.

Enlightenment is achievable right here within the stresses and busyness of modern life."

- Zenways -

Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing

Eight Week Course

Group Class

Course Objectives

A Zen meditation course isn't just about learning to meditate, it also embraces positivity towards our mindfulness for wellbeing.

Within this eight week beginners course we will :-

  • Learn to practise four different techniques of Zen meditation (non-religious)
  • Understand the benefits of a good meditation practice.
  • Explore supporting topics to promote mindfulness for wellbeing.
  • Enjoy a different delicious tea experience each week.

Course Agenda

As well as understanding and practising our weekly meditation the below Mindfulness for Wellbeing topics are explored.

  • Week 1 - Familiarisation of the basic techniques of meditation.
  • Week 2 - The effects of stress and how to recognise where it comes from.
  • Week 3 - Managing physical pain and understanding the importance of mindfulness.
  • Week 4 - How to adopt a compassionate approach towards emotional pain, anxiety and depression.
  • Week 5 - Our relationship towards 'role stress' and time pressure.
  • Week 6 - Taking care of ourselves with a solid Zen meditation practise.
  • Week 7 - Evaluating the functional importance of meditation.
  • Week 8 - How a continuing Zen practise maintains life wellbeing moving forward.

Course Fee

£150.00 total fee for eight, two hour lessons.

Meditation and Mindfulness for Insight

Eight Week Course

Group Class

Course Objectives

This second eight week course is provided to further explore Meditation and Mindfulness.

  • Learn eight new meditation practices.
  • Practice an insightful approach to meditation.
  • Understand the effects of a daily practice that further endorses insight of the mind and body.

Course Agenda

As well as understanding and practising our weekly meditation the below Insightful topics are explored.

  • Week 1 - Zen practice orientation. Mindfulness of the breath meditation.
  • Week 2 - How to manage stress with a healthy meditation practice. Fusho - Unborn mind meditation.
  • Week 3 - The positive mental effects of meditation. Koan Meditation.
  • Week 4 - The physical effects of meditation and mindfulness. Healing with the soft ointment meditation.
  • Week 5 - Elevated function of meditation and the long term outcomes. Cultivating guts - Building your Hara meditation.
  • Week 6 - The ten stages of insight meditation. Naikan - Energizing your legs meditation.
  • Week 7 - Where is it all going? Naitan - Energy transformation meditation.
  • Week 8 - Changing your life with a daily meditation practice. Bringing it all together meditation.

Course Fee

£150.00 total fee for eight, two hour lessons.

Zen Meditation and Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Insight

Meditation Gathering

Daniel also offers a one hour meditation gathering every four weeks.

These sessions are open to anyone with all levels of meditation experience welcomed.

These gatherings will consist of :-

  • 30 Minutes: Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Insight Topics.
  • 30 Minutes: Meditation - A different practice each gathering from our ten meditation practices. 

Gathering Dates

  • 13th June - 16.00
  • 11th July - 16.00
  • 21st August - 18.00
  • 12th September - 16.00
  • 10th October - 16.00
  • 7th November - 16.00
  • 5th December - 16.00

Gathering Venue

Woolpit Complementary

Old Stowmarket Rd, Woolpit, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk. IP30 9QS

Telephone: 01359 408 011

Gathering Fees

£13.00 per one hour lesson.

Supporting Information

Course Requirements

Open to anyone who wishes to learn and experience the benefits of meditation. It is recommended, but not essential, to attend the 'Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness for Wellbeing' course before attending the 'Meditation for Mindfulness for Insight' course.

A meditation practise of thirty minutes per day is required to fully benefit from the course. We understand it's a commitment of time within our busy lifestyles but after eight weeks, our lifestyle prospective will focus on the mindfulness realisation that taking good care of ourselves will result in greater wellbeing and insight.

If you feel you would find it difficult to meditate using cushions on the floor please be advised that seated mediation on a chair is an alternative.

Course Tutor

Daniel Marshall will be taking this course.

He spent sixteen years heading up a worldwide training department for an international cosmetics company. With this busy and demanding role Daniel turned to meditation to provide coping strategies and to help improve his overall quality of life.

Daniel first learnt meditation at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre and after several years of practise he undertook meditation teaching training courses with Zenways.

His wish now is to help others experience the many benefits of meditation.

Available Spaces and Booking

The course and gatherings are both friendly and relaxed with limited places available so booking is essential.

Please call either Woolpit Complementary or Daniel on 07443 641 722 if you have any questions and/or to book your place on a course.