Beginner

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 25th Jan 2019 to Friday 20th Dec 2019, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Our weekly Friday meditation drop-in is suitable for both complete beginners and those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

Iyengar Yoga Level 1 with Pauline Hamilton. Drop in available

Repeats every week every Friday. 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Pauline qualified as an Iyengar Yoga teacher in 2011.

Her classes are suitable for beginners as well as regulars and will help you develop greater strength, improved posture and balance.

Classes are on Fridays, 5.45pm - 6.45pm. You can book per calender month or pay per class. See our Drop-in page.

£7 / £5 payable to Pauline on the night

Price: 
£7.00
Giftaid: 
No

Saturday in the city retreat day - 27th April 10:30-4:30

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

Retreats help us to take our practice deeper with the support of like minded folk - fellow practitioners. On our retreat day we will practice meditation in the first half of the day. In the afternoon we typically have a talk or talks on aspects of Buddhist teaching (Dharma) and some opportunity to break out into smaller groups for shared learning, asking questions and discussion. 

Please bring veggie food to share

There is no change for this event. Offerings are most welcome. 

Glasgow Gay Men's Meditation Group - Last Sunday in month

Welcome!

We hope that you can manage to come along on the last Sunday in the month and meditate with us.

As usual there will be two groups, one for beginners and another for men who have been to our events before or are able to meditate without too much instruction.

After that we will enjoy a relaxed sociable lunch - please bring vegetarian food to share.

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November, December on the last Sunday. 10.30am to 3.30pm

Tai Chi & Meditation with Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) & Allan Cunningham *starts 29th April no charge for beginners with student cards

From Monday 29th Apr 2019 to Monday 29th Apr 2019, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Price: 
£60.00

Bodhiccha and Allan are both pupils of Wee Kee Jin and are certified instructors of the School of Central Equilibrium founded by him. This school teaches the Yang style short form of Cheng Man-Ching, as developed by Master Huang of Malaysia. Master Huang developed the form as a martial art and brought into it some elements of White Crane karate, but the form as we teach it remains close to that taught by Cheng Man-Ching.

Master Huang also devised the five primary loosening exercises which we use as a form of chi gung. There is an emphasis on stability and precision in the form and...

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation - 6 week MORNING COURSE - starts 30th April

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00
Price: 
£0.00

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation, a six week mornings course
starts Tuesday 30th April, 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...

Yoga with Joy Charnley Tuesday 5:30-6:45pm *April-May block or drop-in

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 5.30pm to 6.45pm

Joy 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 6 week block (£48/36) or pay each week as a drop in. 

Drop in £9/£7

Price: 
£48.00
Giftaid: 
Yes

Wednesday Lunchtime Drop In Meditation

From Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019 to Wednesday 18th Dec 2019, 12.30pm
(except Wed Apr 18 2018)

This popular lunchtime class is designed for anyone working or living locally. Take half an hour out of your weekly routine to refresh your body and mind with meditation.  This class is suitable for experienced meditators and also those with no prior experience of sitting meditation. It runs from 12.30 -1pm.

Please note that as this class is only 30 mins long any instruction will be brief and minimal. For a fuller introduction to meditation please see our Thursday Morning Drop In.

There is no fee for the course. All our meditation and Buddhism events have no charge.

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Thursday Drop In Meditation

From Thursday 24th Jan 2019 to Thursday 19th Dec 2019, 10.30am - 11.30am

This weekly meditation drop-in is suitable for complete beginners, and also those with some experience of the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana (development of loving kindness) meditations.  

The newcomers class covers the following areas: posture, body awareness, the foundations of mindfulness practice and developing kindness for oneself and others. Those new to meditation will gain a practical ability in the two foundation meditation practices we teach. Meditation can produce many benefits, from reducing stress and aiding sleep to enjoying clearer states of mind,...

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 practice deeper.  We are looking for you to join us on the first Friday night of each month from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  We promise you won't be disappointed!

Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Friday. 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Buddha Day Festival - a day to celebrate the Buddhas Enlightenment May 18th 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

"The Tathagata knowing that the Devaputras were uncertain rose into the sky to the height of 7 tala trees and uttered these joyous words. The Chain is Broken, the emotions stilled, the stream of impurities is dry and runs no more. Since the chain is destroyed suffering is ended. It was then that the Devaputras covered the Tathagata with heavenly flowers." (Lalitavistara Sutra)

Programme for the day

Doors open at 10am. Programme starts 10-30 prompt

Morning 

Meditation, readings, threefold puja

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The Work That Re-Connects 19th May

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Price: 
£0.00

Living with love in a world of dispair. 10-4pm 19th May

A workshop based on the Work that Re-connects pioneered by Joanna Macy. This experiential work reveals our interconnectedness with the web of life and can powerfully move us to take action on its behalf. Facilitated by GBC Sangha members; Larry Butler, Frankie Cormack & Kuladharini. Book here online by 'adding to basket' or call the centre on 0141 333 0524

Yoga with Joy Charnley Tuesdays 17:30-18:45 *June-July block or drop-in

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 5.30pm to 6.45pm

Joy 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 6 week block (£48/36) or pay each week as a drop in. 

Drop in £9/£7

Price: 
£48.00
Giftaid: 
No