Science and Practice of Meditation workshop

Meditation Workshop Birmingham

Science and Practice of Meditation workshop

This workshop will be an exploration of the Science and Practice of Mediation.

At this workshop we shall:

  • Explore the various types of meditation practiced throughout the different cultures of the world
  • Look at how the brain seems to be pre-wired to enable and benefit from the practice of meditation as discovered from recent studies in neuroscience
  • Look at the effect meditation has had on long term mantra based  meditators
  • Look at the effect meditation has on health in general
  • Explore the spiritual/psychological reasons to practice meditation
  • We will also practice four different types of meditation throughout the day

The practices will be:

  • a mindful awareness exercise
  • a spoken guided meditation
  • a Buddhist visualization technique
  • and a simple Indian breath/sound (mantra) based technique



This workshop is being delivered and led by David Nock who:

  • has been studying philosophy for 31 years
  • practicing mantra based meditation for 36 years
  • studied various other types of meditation practices
  • and has a keen interest in the positive effect meditation has on humanity

David has run this workshop quite a few times now and it is always a peaceful, stilling and enjoyable experience.


School of Philosophy Midlands, Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UA



Sunday November 2, 2014.


The programme will include refreshments and a full vegetarian buffet lunch.

If you have any questions in advance please feel free to call 0121 454 2540.


Passannamati Meditation workshop and seminar

Exploring Meditation and Buddhism workshop

Pasannamati Neal, an ordained Buddhist, invites you to join her for a day exploring meditation and Buddhism in a workshop at Newlands House.


Newlands House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8UA

Telephone: 0121 454 2540


Sunday 9 March 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: £20 (lunch is included).


Exploring Meditation Workshop

This one day seminar will include talks, led meditations, workshops and the opportunity to ask questions.



Pasannamati grew up in Birmingham and has been a practising Buddhist for 13 years. She was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2009, where she was given her name.

She has experience of teaching meditation and leads retreats in the UK and Poland. She still lives in the Midlands, where she works as a teacher.

She practices within the Triratna Buddhist community, which was founded in the UK in the 1960s and has continued to grow into a vibrant and diverse movement with centres and groups worldwide.
This tradition emphasises the importance of the ideals of enlightenment, the Buddha’s teaching and community, and the need for Buddhism to renew itself in the modern world.