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