City Retreat - The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Saturday 18 June 2022 (10:15 -13:00)
126 Hampton Road, Redland
Teacher : Alex Paterson
Coordinator : Irene Cleghorn
This month's City Retreat will explore the traditional Buddhist teaching on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness are the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation, common to all Buddhist traditions. These teachings are old, but at the same time fresh, timely and very practical. They are tools for working with our bodies, minds, emotions and perceptions. During this session we will explore the Four Foundations as practices that can be integrated into our daily lives.

The session will include meditation, contemplation ,talks, exercises and discussion.

Meditation instruction is offered for new meditators.

Alex Paterson has been an active member of Shambhala Stockholm since its beginnings in 1994 and has been a teacher in the Shambhala tradition for 20 years. 

Alex lives in Stockholm and works as a theatre teacher at St. Eriks Gymnasium. He is originally from Montreal, Canada.

You can attend in person at the Community Room, Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Rd, Redland, BS6 6JE.

Please arrive  at 10.15 am to start promptly at 10.30 am.

If attending in person, please ensure you ring the correct bell, marked "Community Room"

If you are attending via Zoom, please click here at the start of the event.

The passcode is 889483 if you are asked for it.


It is traditional to make an offering to express ones's appreciation for the opportunity to practice, and recieve dharma teachings. Even hearing a reading, contemplating, and discussing, creates a situation for learning, understanding and insights to arise. By making an offering, you also help to sustain an environment, either physical or virtual, from which others may benefit. If you feel inspired to do this,  Around £10 - £15 is suggested, but please offer whatever is affordable for you.  In order to make an offering, please click the "Registration" button - you will be sent our bank details.  

As it says in one practice, "Generosity is the virtue that produces peace" , and however large or small it is always valued.