Exploring meditation: A group for men in the sangha Tuesdays 12:45 - 2pm

An open invitation to all local Dhamacaris and men who are mitras to join in a regular group, to meditate and explore practice together. The format is very simple 12:45 meet in GBC's reception room, then 1-2pm is a meditation sit in the small shrine room, followed by an oppertunity to say something about what went on for each of us, in that particular session. You are welcome to stay on afterwards for a more informal chat. There is no need to book, just come along - see you there! 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 12.45pm to 2.00pm

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2 *next intake Wednesday 20th March 7pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:15

This course is only suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course.

During each year, in Level 2 we cover four topics of study:

The eightfold path, The System of Practice, Deepening Meditation, The Wheel of Life & Spiral Path

The next course begins on Wednesday 20th March 

Each course comprises six weeks and concludes with a day retreat on the Sunday after the last session. For this course the day retreat is on Saturday 27th April from 10.30 - 4.30pm. (Please bring vegetarian food for our shared lunch on the ...

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 25th Jan 2019 to Friday 20th Dec 2019, 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,...

An opportunity to mark the death of our friend Vipassini

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:00

An opportunity to mark the 49th day since the death of our beloved friend and fellow farer in the Dharma, Vipassini. You are all invited to join us on Saturday 23rd March. 

10.30am - 1pm, there will be comminuty meditation and reflection on impermanance and death. 

 2.15pm- 4pm  Puja and ceremony to mark the 49th day since her death, shared rejoicing in her life and many merits. 

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share. 

The Play of Emptiness: Explorations of Movement & Stillness

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

Sunday 24th March 10:30-4:30 Explorations of Movement & Stillness

An opportunity to approach meditation in a spirit of playful exploration. Starting with the body provides the tools to enable embodied transformation. This workshop is led by Jayachitta.

Find out how presence and joyful openness can pervade more of your everyday experience, and how meditation can meet with dance. For more information see

A workshop in movement and...

Persephone Rising: A performance at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 18:00

There was a meadow; there was a girl . . . . 

Songs and Narrative written and performaed by Taradakini and Jinavamsa; based on the myth of Persephone.

A story of Innocence and Experience.

A young girl abducted from the meadow of innocence, becomes the Queen of the underworld and re-emerges as spring. 

6pm for soup, performance starts at 7pm (until approximately 8:30pm) 

There is no charge for this event. All donations will go to The Abhayaratna Trust. This charity was started in 2008 to ...

Glasgow Gay Men's Meditation Group - Last Sunday in month


We hope that you can manage to come along on the last Sunday in the month 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.

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December on the last Sunday. 10.30am to 3.30pm

Triratna Weekend: a weekend of events celebrating the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 09:30 to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 17:00

Bhante's legacy for the order and for ourselves: Saturday 6th April *Open to all members of the Triratna Buddhist Order 

What is alive in Triratna Scotland in 2019: Sunday 7th April *Open to all members of the Triratna Buddhist Community - order members, mitras, regulars at the Triratna centres and groups.  

Saturday 6th  (order members)

Doors open from 9.30am with coffee and croissants

  • 10.30 Meditation (led by Danasara)
  • 11.30 Bhante, his legacy and me -  a series of mini talks from Vairocana,
  • ...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod *starts 26th April

From Friday 19th Apr 2019 to Friday 19th Apr 2019, 5.45pm - 6.45pm

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.

Starts Friday 19th April until 21st June (no class 24th May)

Beginners and...

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

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 17:00

Bhadra and Viryadevi will be facilitating a further two weekend events this year. These events are suitable for those with at least six months meditation experience within the Triratna Sangha. You are welcome to come to just one or both. Each event will begin with some teaching input, then some pair work, moving towards working together as a whole group in ‘process work’. This is a direct method of discovering the living Dharma through our relational life. Just like any spiritual practice it can be both challenging and liberating. You will be encouraged to go at your own pace and trust...