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

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15

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

The next course is looking at the wheel of life and it begins on the 17 January.

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 Sunday 25th Feb from 10.30 - 4.30pm. (Please bring vegetarian food for our shared lunch on the day retreat.)

Booking is recommended for this course. You can register online by clicking 'add to basket' below and following the checkout...

Tuesday Dharma Night

From Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 to Tuesday 8th Jan 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

This is a new initiative we are starting in 2018, which is an evening for the Sangha to come together and hear/practice the Dharma together. Inviting all Mitras and Order members, as well as all those who have taken all the Wednesday night Level 2 courses.

Our first 6 week session will look at the Tiratanavandana, a traditional salutation to the Three Jewels, beginning on Tuesday 16th January. The team is Maitrinaga, Abhayavaca and Dassini. We will have 2 evenings on the Buddha, 2 on the Dharma and 2 on the Sangha. Come for all six evenings or drop-in on any night. 

Our aim...

Breathworks: Mindfulness for Health, an 8 Week Course

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:30

About Breathworks:

This award-winning, 8-week Mindfulness for Health course teaches you mindfulness and compassion to ease the suffering associated with persistent pain, fatigue, or ill health, regardless of the cause, with time-tested techniques that really work. You will be guided through the course within a supportive, friendly group setting with a qualified Breathworks Mindfulness Teacher.

Course Dates: Thursday 25th January - 15th March

Time: 1pm to 3.30pm

Cost: £110/£90
(N.B: The normal cost is £...

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 2nd Feb 2018 to Friday 24th Aug 2018, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

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,...

Young Bodhisattva's Club

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30

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! 

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! ...

Qigong - The Meridian Sweep and the Eight Strands of Brocade with Susanne Lin Jensen

From Thursday 15th Feb 2018 to Thursday 5th Apr 2018, 4.30pm

In this eight week course we are going to work with the Meridian Sweep and the Eight Strands of Brocade.

One's health should be as highly treasured as silk brocade, hence this Qigong sequence is known as the The Eight Treasures. 

Qigong is mainly practised for health reasons and  many benefits come from it. 

8 weeks £60/56

Day Retreat

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30

For all those who have attended a Wednesday night class, we offer a day retreat at the GBC after the end of the current session of classes. 

Starts at 10:30 (doors at 10), and ends at 16:30.  Bring vegetarian food to share for lunch.

Young Bodhisattva’s Club

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

Dancing the Unknown: Movement Improvisation

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30

In this workshop physical and vocal exercises and games are used to promote creativity, mindfulness and a greater in the moment awareness of body and mind. They act like a mirror in which we can gently and kindly observe ourselves.

Working with the body is very effective in supporting meditation, providing the tools to enable embodied transformation. The spirit of improvisation encourages us to listen to ourselves and research how we respond to ourselves and each other in performance and in life. We discover what choices we make and where our interest and...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

From Friday 6th Apr 2018 to Friday 6th Apr 2018, 5.45pm

Due to a family illness this class has been postponed. Pete hopes to run the class in April


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-...