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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Gathering in Glasgow Buddhist Centre main shrine room, we will chant the five mantras he requested for his funeral, read some of his poems and reflect on the death of our founder.
Qigong with Susanne Lin Jensen, a teacher of the Dragon Spring Taiji School
New 6 week course Ba Shi - a sequence of eight Qigang moves will be taught. You will also learn the meridian sweep and Qigong self healing - 16:30-17:30
Course cost £36 full rate, £30 consession
Awakening to the power of writing and poems to compliment & enhance our spiritual practice. To find out more & book a place - contact: email@example.com Sunday @ the GBC 5pm (for a 5:50pm start) to 9pm Dates: 25th Aug, 29th Sept, 27th Oct, 24th Nov, 22nd Dec
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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An opportunity for any Order members and Mitras to meditate together and to talk about our practice. If you would like more information about these sessions contact Bodhiccha or Shantiketu or just come along to the GBC for one or more of these sessions on Nov 5th and December 3rd 2019.
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....
"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
Meditation and reflection interspersed with quotes on Sangha and Friendship
2pm Puja with mitra reaffirmation
3pm Ceilidh with music and poetry, tea and cake...
Practice day for women order members and mitras led by Pasadini
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.
Save the date .........
This years Rainy Season Retreat will be on the theme of Virya and led by Saddhanandi of Adhistana retreat centre. More information on the programme and timings nearer the time.
For Order members and Mitras only.
Details nearer the time but save the date . . . . . .
Order Only for the Saturday and Everyone on the Sunday