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

Yoga with Joy Charnley *New 5 week block starts 16th October

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 5.30pm to 6.45pm

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

You can book for 5 week block (£40/30) or pay each week as a drop in. Two further drop-in dates on 11th & 18th December before winter break.

Drop in £9/£7

Price: 
£40.00
Giftaid: 
Yes

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 31st Aug 2018 to Friday 21st Feb 2076, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Our weekly Friday meditation drop-in is suitable for both complete beginners and 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. Drop in available

Repeats every week every Friday. 5.45pm to 6.45pm

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

Glasgow Gay Men's Meditation Group

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:30

Welcome!

We hope that you can manage to come along on Sunday 30 September and meditate with us.

As usual there will be two groups, one for beginners and another for men who have been to our events before or are able to meditate without too much instruction.

After that we will enjoy a relaxed sociable lunch - please bring vegetarian food to share.

For the remainder of the afternoon there is generally a short presentation on meditation or a Buddhism related subject, followed by an open discussion around the topic and our practice. The emphasis of our group is...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

From Friday 14th Sep 2018 to Friday 30th Nov 2018, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
(except Fri Sep 28 2018, Fri Oct 19 2018, Fri Nov 02 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

Crucible of communication: Discovering new ways of being by letting go

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 17:00
Price: 
£0.00

A weekend finding and negotiating new ways to thrive at the edge between what we guard; what binds and silences us, and the precious flame of our potential that longs to be lived.  It is a mixture of experiential Dharma teaching, pair and group process work.

The intention is to help you establish internal supports so that you can fruitfully turn towards and honour your struggles whilst recognising your natural capacity to find the next step that your life is calling out of you. The aim of the crucible is to loosen habitual patterns of relating both to yourself and each other. It is...

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation - 6 week MORNING COURSE - starts 6th November

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Price: 
£0.00

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation, a six week mornings course
starts Tuesday 6th November, 10am-12noon

A structured introduction to meditation, posture, setting up a practice, balancing effort and relaxation. Participants will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices, the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (development of loving kindness).

Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and improving quality of life, to accessing clearer states of mind and positive emotions such as love...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1 *Next course starts 7th November*

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15

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...

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.

Tai Chi & Meditation with Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) & Allan Cunningham *Next block starts 14th January

From Monday 14th Jan 2019 to Monday 14th Jan 2019, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
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...