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

Community Night: Open Space

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:30

While sunday community nights are an opportunity for all of us in the Sangha to share what we find of value, the open space evening each month allows for what might emerge between us without any fixed ideas of what that might be. When Aloka initiated the first mythic context retreats they had no programme at all but he was confident that if a number of people, who are sincerely trying to practice the Dharma come together, then something will happen. So we might consider this to be meeting in a mythic context. This is a matter of trusting our practice and each other and what might arise...

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop In Meditation

From Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 to Wednesday 19th Dec 2018, 12.30pm
(except Wed Apr 18 2018)

This popular lunchtime class is designed for anyone working or living locally. Take half an hour out of your weekly routine to refresh your body and mind with meditation.  This class is suitable for experienced meditators and also those with no prior experience of sitting meditation. It runs from 12.30 -1pm.

Please note that as this class is only 30 mins long any instruction will be brief and minimal. For a fuller introduction to meditation please see our Thursday Morning Drop In.

There is no fee for the course. All our meditation and Buddhism events have no charge.

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Thursday Drop In Meditation

From Thursday 11th Jan 2018 to Thursday 13th Dec 2018, 10.30am
(except Thu Apr 19 2018)

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 2nd Feb 2018 to Friday 24th Aug 2018, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Iyengar Yoga Level 1 with Pauline Hamilton

Repeats every week. 5.45pm

Pauline qualified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2011.

Her classes are suitable for beginners as well as regulars and will help you develop greater strength, improved posture and balance.

Classes are on Fridays, 5.45pm - 6.45pm. You can book per calender month or pay per class. See our Drop-in page.

£7 / £5 payable to Pauline on the night

Price: 
£7.00
Giftaid: 
No

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

From Friday 27th Apr 2018 to Friday 6th Jul 2018, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
(except Fri May 25 2018, Fri Jun 22 2018)
Price: 
£54.00

Pete has been practising Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2009.  He initially studied Yang style long form under Alistair Sutherland and then latterly studied the short form under Tom Williams.  He is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

The class caters for beginners & regulars and includes instruction in the Yang short form, Qigong (energy cultivation) and a short meditation. The focus of the class is health and well-being.

Beginners and Regulars

£54 / £40 per person

Young Bodhisattva’s Club: Under 35's

Young Bodhisattva's 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!

Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Friday. 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Yoga with Joy Charnley

From Tuesday 5th Jun 2018 to Tuesday 3rd Jul 2018, 5.30pm - 6.45pm

Joy qualified with Yoga Scotland in 2011 and since then has been teaching a range of classes and 1:1 sessions focussed on  body and breath awareness. This class is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to consolidate their practice

Five-week block from Tuesdays 5 June, 17.30-18.45

£9/£7 per class payable to Joy on the night

Dharma Day Festival

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Soon after his Enlightenment the Buddha rose from where he had been sitting, went to find his former disciples and shared his experience with them. This event, which happened at a place called Sarnath in northern India, might be called the start of the Buddhist religion and it is this that Dharma Day celebrates.

On Dharma Day there are often readings from the Buddhist scriptures and a chance to reflect deeply on their contents. Above all, on Dharma Day Buddhists feel profoundly grateful that the Buddha and other Enlightened masters did share their teachings with other people....

Tai Chi & Meditation with Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) & Allan Cunningham

From Monday 3rd Sep 2018 to Monday 5th Nov 2018, 7.30pm
Price: 
£60.00

Bodhiccha and Allan are both pupils of Wee Kee Jin and are certified instructors of the School of Central Equilibrium founded by him. This school teaches the Yang style short form of Cheng Man-Ching, as developed by Master Huang of Malaysia. Master Huang developed the form as a martial art and brought into it some elements of White Crane karate, but the form as we teach it remains close to that taught by Cheng Man-Ching.

Master Huang also devised the five primary loosening exercises which we use as a form of chi gung. There is an emphasis on stability and precision in the form and...

Sangha Day Festival

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

All of us need other people to learn from. If we are to practise the Dharma we need the example and teaching of others who have done so before us, especially those who have gained insight into the nature of reality themselves.

It’s a joyous thing to mark the fact that we don’t have to go it alone – to rejoice in our friends and those who inspire us every day. 

So on Sangha Day we celebrate both the ideal of creating a spiritual community, and also the actual spiritual community which we are trying to build. 

Schedule TBA.