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Muck-in Mondays

A weekly opportunity for active dana given in the form of keeping our shrine spaces and centre well maintained, safe, clean and tidy. Join us every week  13:45-16:45 or just when you can. We will start and finish with a short ritual and check-in over a mid-afternoon break. Working together, mindful of each other, in our practice of giving what we can, with an open heart. This is an exploration of team-work and practice and we'd love you to join in. We plan to get greener and so do bring any environmentally friendly cleaning  or DIY know-how you might have.

Repeats every week every Monday. 1.45pm to 4.45pm

Collective Meditation Sessions

An opportunity to practice with others and quiet your mind at the end of your day. Open to all meditators who can sit silently in meditation for 40minutes. Not suitable for beginners as there will be no teaching or guidance given.

We are creating a collective pool of silence in which to refresh our individual being.

Doors open at 4.45pm and the sit begins at 5pm with salutation of the shrine (no-one will be admitted after meditation has begun). Every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thursday all year (except during Rainy Season retreat March 8-15th). 

Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday. 5.00pm to 5.40pm

Exploring meditation: For Order members and Mitras. Tuesdays 12:45 - 2pm

An open invitation to all Order members and 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 Tuesdays 17:45-19:00 25th February- 31st March

From Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 to Tuesday 31st Mar 2020, 5.45pm - 7.00pm
(except Tue Mar 10 2020)

Joy Charnley 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 the 5 week block (£40/30) or pay each week as a drop in. No class on 10th March as centre is closed. 

Drop in £9/£7


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

The founding of Triratna Buddhist Order and Triratna Buddhist Community- a celebration

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:00 to Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 17:00

Every year we celebrate the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1968 by Urgyen Sangharakshita. At the time it was known as the Western Buddhist Order. At the Order's founding a new spiritual movement, called the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, also came into being. This movement, developed and supported by the Triratna Buddhist Order as an experession of its desire for the happiness of all beings, is now known as the Triratna Buddhist Community. 

Glasgow Buddhist Centre is happy to be hosting this years Scotland wide celebrations. Order members are invited to celebrate...

Young Buddhist Meetup

Young Buddhists: An monthly evening of meditation and Dharma

A monthly meetup for those between 16-35 interested in Buddhism and meditation. A chance to connect, practice and go deeper with those of a similar age. We will eat, chat and meditate together, exploring the theme of 'Virya'- energy in pursuit of the good. Newcomers and regulars welcome. Next meet-up: Sunday April 12th

Search Facebook for Glasgow Young Buddhists or follow this link

5.30pm to 8.30pm

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod 8 week course starts 17th April

From Friday 17th Apr 2020 to Friday 17th Apr 2020, 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Pete has been practising Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2009.  He initially studied Yang style long form under Alistair Sutherland and then latterly studied the short form under Tom Williams.  He is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

The class caters for beginners & regulars and includes instruction in the Yang short form, Qigong (energy cultivation) and a short meditation. The focus of the class is health and well-being.

Starts on friday 17th April 2020 and runs to 19th June 2020. Please note no class on 22nd May or 5th June. ...

Impermanence the only beauty that lasts - reflections aided by a tour of Glasgow's Necropolis.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:30 to 16:30

Impermanence is the cornerstone of Buddhist teachings and practice. All that exists is impermanent; nothing lasts. When we establish a deep understanding of this, we follow the Buddha’s teachings.

This day has been created to help us reflect and accept that our lives are beautiful and transient.  In the morning we will have a guided tour of the great Glasgow Necropolis, looking at notable graves and Victorian death symbology to help us understand our cultural and spiritual beliefs about impermanence.  We’ll come back to the GBC for lunch and then spend our afternoon...

The Poet's Way 2020

Deepening our spiritual practice through the power of creativity, words and the poetry of life

 Sundays from 5.15pm(for a 5.30pm start) to 9pm at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 329 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3HW.
Bring writing materials, a poem for sharing with 4 copies – yours or by someone else, and vegetarian food to share.

26th Jan, 23rd Feb, 22nd March, 26th April, 24th May, 21st June, 23rd Aug, 27th Sept, 25th Oct, 22nd Nov, 13th Dec

Repeats every month on February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November on the fourth Sunday. 5.15pm to 9.00pm

Energetics of Liberation with Paramananda, for OM's and mitras

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:30 to Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 17:00

The Buddhist path can be characterised through the qualities of the three principle Bodhisattavas representing compassion, wisdom and energy.

Vajrapani is the third and represents the embodiment of energy. This third aspect is the least stressed of the three, but from the perspective of meditation it is arguably the most vital, for without the necessary energy, little progress can be attained.

This weekend will focus on the aspect of energy as the essential fuel for practice. In particular we will look at the vital part played by the correct attitude towards and understanding...