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Over the last few months I have been meditating every day using Audio Dharma online guided meditations and developing my knowledge of Buddhism using their (and other) online teachings. I am now at a point where I feel that I would like to go further and join a meditation group and ask for instruction and advice there but have no idea where to begin.
I live in London and there are loads of Buddhist groups here all practising different branches that I have looked into online, but I don't really know how to choose between them and what is best for me (I am fairly new to Buddhism). Head starts spinning after a while on the internet! Is there any advice anyone here could give..? Should I maybe spend a little time at one of these centers in their classes and see how I go? I just want to make sure that I start down a good path to development, as the journey will be a long one and I will need support and advice, particularly in the early stages. I was going to start at one of the Triratna Order centers here, but I read a few articles about the order that confused me and now I don't know what to do. Maybe this is a case of too much research and I'm over analysing everything. I know these choices must ultimately come from me, but I would greatly appreciate any advice from those more experienced...x
Seishin wrote:Definitely go to different places and see how things go. I went to several before staying in one spot.
Second that. There's a lot of Buddhism in London. Take your time, and visit a few different places, sample the odd class. Ask questions of the teachers and if you don't like the answers you get, try somewhere else. Chances are, you will recognise what you're looking for once you find it.
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