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.

Meditation Day Retreat

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 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 current and past participants. This is a great opportunity to practice communally together, 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...

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

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

Crucible of communication weekends: A Dharma/ Sangha practice

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 17:00

This year there are three weekends which offer the opportunity to take part in the Dharma/Sangha practice of Crucible Communication. Led by Bhadra, from Bristol Buddhist Centre and Viryadevi from Glasgow Buddhist Centre. They facilitate a meditation practice focusing on both internal and external experience. The unique aspect is that we have the opportunity to express our experience to other participants in the practice. This allows us to not just feel, but to articulate the shape and texture of our thoughts and habits, especially in how we relate to ourselves and others.


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 March 1st 

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5.30pm to 8.30pm

Men's residential weekend at Dhanakosa

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 18:00 to Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 17:00

 A weekend open to male Mitras  and other men who want to take their practice of Buddhism deeper. The weekend is being led by Abhayavaca and Khemaka, both men are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. This weekend of practice and study will be on the theme of spiritual friendship. On retreat we live as a community practicing meditation, studying and reciting puja together. The weekend is offered as an opportunity to get to know the other retreatants and the Triratna Buddhist Community better.  The weekend takes place on 6th-8th March 2020 at Dhanakosa, the Triratna Buddhist Community's...

Annual General Meeting of Triratna Glasgow

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00

Triratana Glasgow is the charity that oversees the running of Glasgow Buddhist Centre. Our annual general meeting is open to all current members of the charity. At the meeting, members will be hearing the annual report of work carried out by the charity in the calendar year 2019. It will also receive the annual financial accounts for 2019. 

Full membership of the charity if open to all members of the Triratna Buddhist Order in the Glasgow Sangha. Associate membership of the charity is open to  all GFR mitras of the Sangha in Triratna Glasgow. If you are not already a member or an...

CENTRE CLOSED - Rainy Season Retreat 8th -15th March 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 17:00

The Rainy Season retreat is an annual period of seclusion and practice for the members of the Triratan Buddhist Community in Glasgow. The whole centre is closed to the public and nothing else happens except the Rainy Season programme.

The Rainy Season retreat is only open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and MItras in the Triratna Buddhist Community. Come for a day/ part of day or the whole week - whatever you can. Offered on a dana basis. 

"This year the Rainy Season is based around the theme of Virya – energy in pursuit of the good – the fourth...

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...