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.

Day Retreat

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30

For all those who have attended a Wednesday night class, we offer a day retreat at the GBC after the end of the current session of classes. 

Starts at 10:30 (doors at 10), and ends at 16:30.  Bring vegetarian food to share for lunch.

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1

Wednesday, March 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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 19:00 to Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 21:15
Price: 
£0.00

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

The next course is looking at our system of practice and it begins on the 7 March.

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 Saturday 14th April 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 basket' below and following the...