The Meditation Society provides students with the opportunity to take part in and learn about meditation following Kadampa Buddhist philosophies. Through practising meditation and mindfulness, as well as applying Buddhist philosophies to our daily lives, we can learn to maintain a peaceful and productive mind and outlook.
The benefits of meditation are endless, and as a society we strive to spread the happiness. Many of the students that attend our sessions do so to promote positive mental health and find that group meditation significantly improves levels of stress, anxiety and depression, which often accompany university life.
At both the Student's Union and the University of Southampton, we encourage free speech and the open exchange of ideas.
In this way, we welcome peaceful debate of issues within our clubs and societies. We do not however support acts or words that encourage violence or hatred, and are firmly against those who use these methods to further their personal and political aims. We are a mediation society primarily and hold no political links to any particular organisation.
Our regular classes are on Wednesdays (5-6pm) on Highfield Campus. Room locations may vary from week to week, so please join our Facebook page (/www.facebook.com/groups/medisoc) or email us to recieve a weekly newsletter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For non-members, each session costs £1 and includes juice and biscuits. Sessions are free for members. Membership costs £15 for the year or £7.50 for one semester. Everyone is welcome, so come along and give it a try!.
These are the current membership fees offered by Meditation Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.
|Year Membership||£15||24/09/2018 - 24/06/2019||With a year membership, you can attend all classes for free. By paying £15 to become a member, it works out as better than half the price per session than if you were doing pay-as-you-go (£1 per session). Free juice and biscuits are also included.||Buy Now|
|Semester Two Membership||£7.5||28/01/2019 - 24/06/2019||A half-year membership provides all the benefits of a full-year membership but for just one semester. All classes during that semester are free with juice and biscuits included. Perfect for somebody who is only studying at the university for one semester or if you just want to give it a go for a few months. By paying £15 to become a member, it works out as better than half the price per session than if you were doing pay-as-you-go (£1 per session).||Buy Now|
|Free Membership||FREE||01/10/2018 - 31/08/2019||A free membership allows you to be a member of the society, but on a pay-as-you-go basis. If you are a free member, each session costs £1 (whereas paid members get every session for free). All members, whether you pay-as-you-go or paid upfront, must register as being part of the society with SUSU.|
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All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Meditation Society this year are: