Buddhism

"Buddhism is essentially the sum total of the different ways in which the Buddha and his disciples after him tried to communicate some hint, some suggestion, of the experience of enlightenment to others, so that they too might eventually come to have that experience.” 

Sangharakshita, What is the Dharma? 

 

Tuesday Dharma Night 7-9pm

Every Tuesday night, all year round, we explore the Dharma and practise together. A community, made up of order members, mitras and people who have completed the level 2 buddhism courses, get together to study a particular aspect of the Buddha’s teaching, to practice meditation, or to take part in puja.  Please feel free to join in every Tuesday or when you can. 

2020 programme theme: Virya 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Meditation Day Retreat

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 10:30 to 16:30

At the end of our regular six-week introductory courses on Buddhism and Meditation we offer a free day retreat to all current and past participants. This is a great opportunity to practice communally together, so we also extend this invitation to the whole sangha community. A warm welcome to all.

We start the day with meditation (generally break for lunch at around 1pm) and the afternoon will be a mix of talks and/or small study reflection/dicussion groups.

Please bring veggie food to share. We put all the food donations out buffet-style. If you have food intolerences and...

Essentials of Buddhism and Meditation

Repeats every week every Wednesday. 7.00pm to 9.30pm

A Six Week Introductory Course We investigate the Buddha's teachings via the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to calming meditation practices, followed by a tea break. In the second half of the evening, there will be a talk, followed by group discussion led by an experienced Buddhist practitioner.

Price: 
£0.00
Giftaid: 
No

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2

Repeats every week every Wednesday. 7.00pm to 9.30pm

An eight week follow on course, suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course, exploring the classic Buddhist teaching of the 8 fold path. 

Each evening starts with a semi-lead meditation practice, followed by a tea break. In the second half of the evening, there will be a talk, followed by group discussion led by an experienced Buddhist practitioner and oppertunity to reflect and ask questions. 

Price: 
£0.00
Giftaid: 
No