Sangha Events

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

Sangha Events are for friends, mitras and order members, and anyone who is familiar with the meditations we teach. Please note that some events are for specific groups, eg 'ordination training' or 'order only'.

Family Sunday

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 15:30 to 17:00
Price: 
£0.00

Monthly (ish) get-together for families, kids and adults who like to act like children sometimes!

Sunday 25 June  3.30- 5pm

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

This event is a follow up to the awareness day held at the centre in April. This being Buddhist Action Month the emphasis will be on what actions people can take as individuals or we can take as a Triratna centre. Come along to hear and share information about the refugee crisis and discuss ways in which we can help. We will lead off with meditation followed by some information sharing and then discussion in small groups. Led by Diana and team.

The community night takes place every Sunday evening throughout the year and provides a space for folk to come together and connect....

Cracking the Metta Bhavana

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

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. 

Angels and Demons

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

An evening of heavy metal music and inspiration with Pauline, Jen, Mook and Siriyavamsa.

Entering the dark imagination of metal through image, history, personal enthusiasm, Dharma practice and lots of sound. 5:30 for vegan goats-head soup. At 6:30 the headbanging begins.

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...

Cracking the Metta Bhavana

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

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 Bodhisattva Club

Friday, July 7, 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! ...

GBC Community Night Open Space

Sunday, July 9, 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...

Cracking the Metta Bhavana

Wednesday, July 12, 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. 

GBG Community Night Hygge evening

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

Calling all Mitras and Order members. Would you like to have an opportunity to deepen your friendships within the sangha and contribute to the development of future community nights? Come along to our informal organisational and social evening based on the Danish concept of hygge, which emphasises "a pleasant and highly valued everyday experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow". Over the course of the evening we'll be sharing a meal together, getting to know each other better and exploring the ways in which we can deepen our bonds as a sangha through...

Cracking the Metta Bhavana

Wednesday, July 19, 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. 

Was Shakespeare a Buddhist?

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

Dayasara, a visiting order member from Ipswich is giving a mini workshop at the GBC Community night: "Was Shakespeare a Buddhist".

Here's what Dayasara says " I have given this workshop a playful title though I do think the Bard taps into some of the universal wisdom we find in the Buddha's teachings.Of course, he covers a vast range of human possibility, and expresses himself more tellingly, more beautifully than anyone else.

I have loved Shakespeare since my teenage years and became a Buddhist in my thirties.So join me in an evening exploring passages from the Stratford man...

Cracking the Metta Bhavana

Wednesday, July 26, 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. 

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. 

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 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...