Buddhism

"What we call Buddhism, but for which the more traditional, Sanskrit term is the Dharma, 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 together. A community 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 together. Using the 3-fold path of wisdom: hearing, reflecting and meditating on the Dharma. We take a slow approach to a text or talk around this year’s theme of Kshanti. Kshanti means patience, forgiveness, tolerance and it is one of the qualities of a bodhisattva; a being that devotes all of their energies to ending suffering for all. 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1 Wednesday 28th August 7pm

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30

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. Participants progress through the three paths of study with Level 1 and it is suitable for those completely new to Buddhism, or for those who are exploring how the Glasgow Buddhist centre and Triratna Buddhist...

Day Retreat Sunday 3rd March 10:30-4:30

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 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 the participants. This is a great oppertunity to practice together in a community way. 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 want to bring...