Buddhism

For regular weekly events including meditation, yoga and sangha events, see our Weekly Drop-in page

We investigate the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation followed by a tea break and then study and discussion led by an experienced Buddhist. Participants progress through three levels of the study with Level 1 suitable for those completely new to Buddhism. The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how relevant the traditional Buddhist teachings are to contemporary life. Each course concludes with a Day Retreat on the Sunday after the last session. Start dates are as follows *(we run the three levels of the course concurrently):

Cracking the Metta Bhavana

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 19:00

Six weeks* exploring the metta bhavana from the ground up. Each Wednesday night the evening starts at 7 (doors at 6:30) til 9.

June 28th - Talk and Book Launch by Paramabandhu, Mindful Emotion

July 5 - August 2nd - Each night we will explore one of the 5 stages with loads of practical tips and tricks for deepening your understanding of this practice, yourself, and others.

* For all those who have taken the introduction to Meditation and Buddhism. 

Young Bodhisattvas Club

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30

Young Bodhisattva Club: An monthly evening of meditation and Dharma

Calling all youngish (under 35's) and aspiring beings who are interested in taking their practice deeper.  We are looking for you to join us on the first Friday night of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  We promise you won't be disappointed! 

Each night will start with a meditation, followed by an exploration of how to engage with the Dharma, and our deeper Bodhisattava heart/mind, directly in our lives, no matter what. Hey, its a challenge, but we think you're up to it! ...

Meditation Day Retreat

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:30 to 16:30

Join us on Saturday 6th August from 10.30am (doors open at 10) til 4.30pm, for a day of meditation and instruction. Please bring veggie food to share.

* For all those who have taken the introduction to Meditation. 

The Six Perfections: The Path of the Awakened Warrior

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 19:00

Three Wednesday evenings in August from 7 - 9pm each night (doors open at 6.30pm), exploring the Path of the Bodhisattva, those who work wholeheartedly on the path to awakening for the benefit of all beings.

9 Aug - Walking the Bodhisattva Path with Pasadini

16 Aug - Generosity, Ethics and Wisdom with Kuladharini

23 Aug - Effort, Patience and Meditation with Vairocana

The Six Perfections: The Path of the Awakened Warrior

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:00

Three Wednesday evenings in August from 7 - 9pm each night (doors open at 6.30pm), exploring the Path of the Bodhisattva, those who work wholeheartedly on the path to awakening for the benefit of all beings.

9 Aug - Walking the Bodhisattva Path with Pasadini

16 Aug - Generosity, Ethics and Wisdom with Kuladharini

23 Aug - Effort, Patience and Meditation with Vairocana

The Six Perfections: The Path of the Awakened Warrior

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 19:00

Three Wednesday evenings in August from 7 - 9pm each night (doors open at 6.30pm), exploring the Path of the Bodhisattva, those who work wholeheartedly on the path to awakening for the benefit of all beings.

9 Aug - Walking the Bodhisattva Path with Pasadini

16 Aug - Generosity, Ethics and Wisdom with Kuladharini

23 Aug - Effort, Patience and Meditation with Vairocana

Young Bodhisattvas Club

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30

Young Bodhisattva Club: An monthly evening of meditation and Dharma

Calling all youngish (under 35's) and aspiring beings who are interested in taking their practice deeper.  We are looking for you to join us on the first Friday night of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  We promise you won't be disappointed! 

Each night will start with a meditation, followed by an exploration of how to engage with the Dharma, and our deeper Bodhisattava heart/mind, directly in our lives, no matter what. Hey, its a challenge, but we think you're up to it! ...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 19:00

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation followed by a tea break and then study and discussion led by an experienced Buddhist. Participants progress through three levels of the study with Level 1 suitable for those completely new to Buddhism. The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how...