Sangha Events

'Thus the sangha is there to help us know ourselves and express ourselves better. It is able to do this because everyone who participates in it is committed to the Buddha as the idea of self-knowledge in the highest and deepest sense, and to the Dharma, the various principles and practices by which that self knowledge may be achieved. A common allegiance to the first two refuges constitutes the bond of unity between the members of the spiritual community. We are all following- albeit at different stages- the same path to the same ultimate goal.’
Sangharakshita, What is the Sangha.

One off briefing for all volunteers and class team members

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

From the 27th August we will be launching our new dana appeal for public classes. This pre- season briefing is for anyone in the Order/Mitra sangha that is currently, or may at some point, be involved in supporting public classes, bookshop sales and supporting events at the centre. You will learn how to operate the card machines. There will be an opportunity to practice the new dana appeal scripts and see the new materials. Led by Kuladharini


108 year Puja

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

The 108 year Puja is held on the 26th August each year in all Triratna Centres across the world to celebrate the birthday of our teacher and founder Sangharakshita.

In a cere­mony at the end of the 2003 Combined Order Convention, each Triratna Buddhist Centre received a wooden box con­tain­ing spe­cial items, blessed by Sangharakshita, to be used just once each year on his birthday.

We'll be remembering Sangharakshita with his poems, writings, and our recollections along with a sevenfold puja.

This event is suitable for anyone who is familiar with puja.

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, September 15, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Soup + bread to share

If you are interested in exploring community living or have experience you can share with us, we would love you to come along. The hope is to to bring together everyone with an interest in community living, do some study together, learn from each other and explore the possibility of having a community in Glasgow.

Please email Lou if you have any more questions

Day Retreat

Saturday, October 5, 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...

Padmasambhava day

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30

Join us for a festival day celebrating the teachings myths and legends of Padmasambhava, (Guru Rinpoche). 

Doors open at 10am. Please bring veggie food to share for lunch.

Crucible of communication: Discovering new ways of being by letting go

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 17:00

“Articulating longing” This is Bhadra and Viryadevi's last cruicible weekend events this year. These events are suitable for those with at least six months meditation experience within the Triratna Sangha. The weekend event will begin with some teaching input, then some pair work, moving towards working together as a whole group in ‘process work’. This is a direct method of discovering the living Dharma through our relational life. Just like any spiritual practice it can be both challenging and liberating. You will be encouraged to go at your own pace and trust your own responsiveness. Our...