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GBC Community night: Meditation and Ritual

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

An evening dedicated to The Buddha Akshobya using meditation and ritual. Please come dressed in blue

Led by Sinhacandra

The community night takes place every Sunday evening throughout the year and provides a space for folk to come together and connect. Evenings are often organised around a specific theme or event but we also have open space evenings which allow for what might emerge between us without any fixed ideas of what that might be. One night a month an evening is dedicated to meditation.  Event nights provide the opportunity for Sangha members to share something that...

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. 

Community Night: Death Cafe

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

Come to the Death cafe and share your hopes, fears and experiences.

Cakes, soup and bread will be provided.

Led by Bill

The community night takes place every Sunday evening throughout the year and provides a space for folk to come together and connect. Evenings are often organised around a specific theme or event but we also have open space evenings which allow for what might emerge between us without any fixed ideas of what that might be. One night a month an evening is dedicated to meditation.  Event nights provide the opportunity for Sangha members to share...

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

Community Night: Open Space

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 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...

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

GBC Community Hygge: A Day at the Seaside

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 11:00 to 18:00

The Danish concept of hygge emphasises "a pleasant and highly valued everyday experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow".

The GBC monthly community hygge is going to the beach! If you'd like an opportunity to get to know your Sangha better then please join us at 11am on Sunday August 20th as we travel to Troon for the afternoon. There'll be no set plan for the day except for having lunch together and seeing how the day unfolds as we aim to develop our bonds as Sangha. We'll be meeting at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre before walking down to...

The Poet's Way

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00

Awakening to the power of poems to complement & enhance our spiritual practice.

Inspired by Manjusvara's book The Poet's Way, Jane Hirshfield says "this book offers warm-hearted, step-by step awakening into the possibilities and powers of poems".

Bring a poem to share-with 4 copies-yours or by someone else. Bring writing materials and vegetarian food to share during the break.

To find out more and book a place - contact:

Maria: 07756 401141 mvenditozzi@hotmail.com

Larry: 0141 946 8096...

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

Qigong with Susanne Lin Jenson

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Price: 
£53.00

An eight week course starting  1st September running from 16.00 to 17.00 pm. Learn a series of 18 gentle movements to help mind-body co-ordination. This sequence is known as Taijiqigong as it has the soft flowing quality of Taijiquan and the health benefits of Qigong. The moves are easy to learn and can be done by people of all ages and abilities.. The class is taken by Susanne Lin Jensen, a teacher of Dragon Spring Taiji School.

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! ...

The Poet's Way

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00

Awakening to the power of poems to complement & enhance our spiritual practice.

Inspired by Manjusvara's book The Poet's Way, Jane Hirshfield says "this book offers warm-hearted, step-by step awakening into the possibilities and powers of poems".

Bring a poem to share-with 4 copies-yours or by someone else. Bring writing materials and vegetarian food to share during the break.

To find out more and book a place - contact:

Maria: 07756 401141 mvenditozzi@hotmail.com

Larry: 0141 946 8096...

The Poet's Way

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00

Awakening to the power of poems to complement & enhance our spiritual practice.

Inspired by Manjusvara's book The Poet's Way, Jane Hirshfield says "this book offers warm-hearted, step-by step awakening into the possibilities and powers of poems".

Bring a poem to share-with 4 copies-yours or by someone else. Bring writing materials and vegetarian food to share during the break.

To find out more and book a place - contact:

Maria: 07756 401141 mvenditozzi@hotmail.com

Larry: 0141 946 8096...

The Poet's Way

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00

Awakening to the power of poems to complement & enhance our spiritual practice.

Inspired by Manjusvara's book The Poet's Way, Jane Hirshfield says "this book offers warm-hearted, step-by step awakening into the possibilities and powers of poems".

Bring a poem to share-with 4 copies-yours or by someone else. Bring writing materials and vegetarian food to share during the break.

To find out more and book a place - contact:

Maria: 07756 401141 mvenditozzi@hotmail.com

Larry: 0141 946 8096...

The Poet's Way

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 17:00 to 21:00

Awakening to the power of poems to complement & enhance our spiritual practice.

Inspired by Manjusvara's book The Poet's Way, Jane Hirshfield says "this book offers warm-hearted, step-by step awakening into the possibilities and powers of poems".

Bring a poem to share-with 4 copies-yours or by someone else. Bring writing materials and vegetarian food to share during the break.

To find out more and book a place - contact:

Maria: 07756 401141 mvenditozzi@hotmail.com

Larry: 0141 946 8096...