Exploring meditation: A group for men (OMs & AO Mitra) Tuesdays 12:45 - 2pm

An open invitation to all local Dhamacaris and men who are mitras to join in a regular group, to meditate and explore practice together. The format is very simple 12:45 meet in GBC's reception room, then 1-2pm is a meditation sit in the small shrine room, followed by an opportunity to say something about what went on for each of us, in that particular session. You are welcome to stay on afterwards for a more informal chat. There is no need to book, just come along - see you there! 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 12.45pm to 2.00pm

Yoga with Joy Charnley Tuesdays 17:30-18:45 6 week block/ drop-in

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 5.30pm to 6.45pm

Joy qualified with Yoga Scotland in 2011 and since then has been teaching a range of classess and 1:1 sessions, focussing on body and breath awareness. This is a mixed class. It will have people in it who are experienced yoga practitioners and also warmly welcomes beginners.

You can book for 6 week block (£48/36) or pay each week as a drop in. 

Drop in £9/£7


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

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 25th Jan 2019 to Friday 20th Dec 2019, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Our weekly Friday meditation drop-in is suitable for both complete beginners and 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,...

Glasgow Gay Men's Meditation Group - Last Sunday in month


We hope that you can manage to come along on the last Sunday in the month and meditate with us.

As usual there will be two groups, one for beginners and another for men who have been to our events before or are able to meditate without too much instruction.

After that we will enjoy a relaxed sociable lunch - please bring vegetarian food to share.

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December on the last Sunday. 10.30am to 3.30pm

Dharma Night Special: An evening to mark the first anniversary of the death of our founder Urgyen Sangharakshita

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Urgyen Sangharakshita, 26th August 1925 to 30th October 2018. Founder of Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. 

We are marking this moment in our history as a community with an evening dedicated to rejoicing in the merits and acknowledging our gratitude to Sangharakshita. With a 7 fold puja, stories, chanting and reflection we will evoke our various relationships and experiences of the man who founded the Buddhist tradition within which we practice. All regulars, mitras and Order members welcome to attend.

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2 Wednesday 30th October 7pm

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30

Level 2: The Wheel of Life

(suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course)

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 opportunity to reflect and ask questions. 

It runs from 7pm - 9.30pm 

Each course comprises eight weeks (all Wednesday evenings) with a day retreat on Sunday 8th December 10.30 - 4....

Young Buddhists: Under 35's

Young Buddhists: An monthly evening of meditation and Dharma

Calling all youngish (under 35's) and aspiring beings who are interested in taking their buddhist practice deeper.  Be very welcome to join us on the first Friday night of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  

Each night will start with a meditation, followed by an exploration of our buddhist engagement.

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Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Friday. 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Exploring Community Living

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:00

Community Living as a Spiritual Practice

All welcome to join us for soup, bread and three talks from sangha members on their experience of community living.  They will share with us their personal experiences as well as lessons they have learned. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and explore together what potential there is for community living within the Glasgow sangha in the future. 

Please email Lou if you have any more questions louiseirvine@hotmail....

Sangha Day Festival

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

"One who is endowed with three qualities is a friend to be followed. What are these three qualities?  Giving what is difficult to give, doing what is difficult to do, forgiving what is difficult to forgive." The Buddha Anguttara- Nikaya i.286

Sangha Day on the 17th of November celebrating our interconnectedness. 

10 am  Doors open
10.30   Shrineroom
            Meditation and reflection interspersed with quotes on Sangha and Friendship
1pm      Lunch
2pm      Puja with mitra reaffirmation
3pm      Ceilidh with music and poetry, tea and cake...

Festival Kula Special: An evening dedicated to the White Lotus Sutra.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

We invite you to come to an evening dedicated to The White Lotus Sutra or The Lotus Of The Wonderful Law. 

7pm       Introduction by Janet Chalmers whose inspiration set this event in motion!

7.30pm  A reading from The White Lotus Sutra followed by Meditation

8.00pm  Second reading followed by Meditation

8.30 pm Third reading followed by Meditation

9.00 pm Finish


Please come dressed in as much white as you like.

Event facilitated by Janet Chalmers and Sinhacandra. We look forward to seeing you there.