Buddhism

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We investigate the three-fold path of ethics, meditation and wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation, followed by a tea break, and then study and discussion led by experienced Buddhists.

The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how relevant the traditional Buddhist teachings are to contemporary life.

Each course concludes with a day retreat on the weekend after the last session.

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation - 6 week MORNING COURSE - starts 6th November

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Price: 
£0.00

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation, a six week mornings course
starts Tuesday 6th November, 10am-12noon

A structured introduction to meditation, posture, setting up a practice, balancing effort and relaxation. Participants will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices, the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (development of loving kindness).

Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and improving quality of life, to accessing clearer states of mind and positive emotions such as love...

Weekly Tuesday Dharma Night Autumn/Winter

Repeats every month on September, October, November, December on the first Tuesday. 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Each week we will begin by chanting the Tiratana Vandana (a salutation to the three jewels), followed by a talk in two parts. This Autumn/Winter we are going to use "Living Ethically", a book written by Sangharakshita as the basis for our study. As well as a talk, each week an experienced mitra or order memebr will also give a short personal view on that weeks ethical topic

4th September  Welcome back Puja

11th September - Introduction to Ethics

18th September - Friendship 

25th September - Generosity

2nd October - Sexual relationships

Price: 
£0.00
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Essentials of Buddhism Level 1 *Next course starts 7th November*

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to meditation followed by a tea break and then study and discussion led by an experienced Buddhist. Participants progress through three levels of the study with Level 1 suitable for those completely new to Buddhism. The course will give a clear account of the foundations of the Buddha’s teachings. Participants enjoy the opportunity to discuss some of the big issues in life in the spirit of open enquiry and find out just how...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2 *Next course starts 7th November

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:15
Price: 
£0.00

This course is only suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course.

The next course is looking at The Wheel of Life and The Spiral Path and it begins on the 7th November.

Each course comprises six weeks and concludes with a day retreat on the Sunday after the last session. For this course the day retreat is on Sunday 16th December from 10.30 - 4.30pm. (Please bring vegetarian food for our shared lunch on the day retreat.)

Booking is recommended for this course. You can register online by clicking 'add to...