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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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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

 

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,...

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,...

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

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.

Awareness in daily life: The Buddha's meditation toolkit (course)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30
Price: 
£0.00

a six week morning course for beginners

This course will be based on the Buddha's teaching in the Sattipatana Sutra, which explains the establishment of mindfulness. It will give you a grounding in daily mindfulness practice.

Please make a booking for this course. You can register online by clicking 'add to basket' below or make a booking by phone 0141 333 0524.

There is no suggested fee. Our meditation and Buddhism courses are offered freely.  If you feel able to support this work you can donate by card online by visiting our donate...

Exploring meditation: A group for men in the sangha Tuesdays 12:45 - 2pm

An open invitation to all local Dhamacaris and men who are mitras to join in a regular group, to meditate and explore practice together. The format is very simple 12:45 meet in GBC's reception room, then 1-2pm is a meditation sit in the small shrine room, followed by an oppertunity to say something about what went on for each of us, in that particular session. You are welcome to stay on afterwards for a more informal chat. There is no need to book, just come along - see you there! 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 12.45pm to 2.00pm

Tuesday Dharma Night 7-9pm

Every Tuesday night, all year round we explore the Dharma together. A community of order members, mitras and people who have completed the level 2 buddhism courses, get together to study a particular aspect of the Buddha’s  teaching together. Using the 3-fold path of wisdom: hearing, reflecting and meditating on the Dharma. We take a slow approach to a text or talk around this year’s theme of Kshanti. Kshanti means patience, forgiveness, tolerance and it is one of the qualities of a bodhisattva; a being that devotes all of their energies to ending suffering for all. 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1 Wednesday 28th August 7pm

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30
Price: 
£0.00

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the Buddha's teachings via the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to calming meditation practices, followed by a tea break. In the second half of the evening, there will be a talk, followed by group discussion led by an experienced Buddhist practitioner. Participants progress through the three paths of study with Level 1 and it is suitable for those completely new to Buddhism, or for those who are exploring how the Glasgow Buddhist centre and Triratna Buddhist...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2 Wednesday 28th August 7pm

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30
Price: 
£0.00

Level 2 follow on course of eight weeks: Taking our meditation deeper

(suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course)

Each evening starts with a semi-lead meditation practice, followed by a tea break. In the second half of the evening, there will be a talk, followed by group discussion led by an experienced Buddhist practitioner and oppertunity to reflect and ask questions. 

It runs from 7pm - 9.30pm 

Each course comprises eight weeks (all Wednesday evenings) and concludes with an...

Iyengar Yoga Level 1 with Pauline Hamilton.

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. 

Next block Friday 30th August - 13th December

£7 / £5 payable to Pauline on the night

Price: 
£7.00
Giftaid: 
No

Yoga with Joy Charnley Tuesdays 17:30-18:45 3rd September next 6 week block/ 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

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.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203262520184702/

 

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 louiseirvine@hotmail.com

Tai Chi & Meditation with Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) & Allan Cunningham *starts 16th September no charge for beginners with student cards

From Monday 16th Sep 2019 to Monday 16th Sep 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...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod *starts 20th September (block of 9 weeks)

From Friday 20th Sep 2019 to Friday 20th Sep 2019, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Price: 
£54.00

Pete has been practising Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2009.  He initially studied Yang style long form under Alistair Sutherland and then latterly studied the short form under Tom Williams.  He is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

The class caters for beginners & regulars and includes instruction in the Yang short form, Qigong (energy cultivation) and a short meditation. The focus of the class is health and well-being.

Starts Friday 20th September (no class on 18th October)

Beginners and Regulars...

The Dynamic Mandala: Weekend for Order Members and Mitras with Tejananda 28th & 29th September

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 17:00

The Dynamic Mandala 

In Triratna, our system of practice is a dynamic mandala of five principles. We progressively integrate mind and body, samatha and vipassana, and discover the power of skilful and positive mental states. Then, directly penetrating and dispelling our delusions, we open ever-more to the wonder of what is. Thus, at last, we can wake up to and be who and what we truly are. 

On this weekend we’ll take a somatic approach to these five principles, that is, one based in the living energy of our body and being. Through being open to the energy of...

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
Price: 
£0.00

“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...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 1 Wednesday 30th October 7pm

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30
Price: 
£0.00

A Six Week Introductory Course 

We investigate the Buddha's teachings via the three-fold path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom. Each evening starts with an introduction to calming meditation practices, followed by a tea break. In the second half of the evening, there will be a talk, followed by group discussion led by an experienced Buddhist practitioner. Participants progress through the three paths of study with Level 1 and it is suitable for those completely new to Buddhism, or for those who are exploring how the Glasgow Buddhist centre and Triratna Buddhist...

Essentials of Buddhism Level 2 Wednesday 30th October 7pm

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:30
Price: 
£0.00

Level 2 follow on course of eight weeks: Topic of the next course to be confirmed 

(suitable for those who have completed a Level 1 Essentials of Buddhism course)

Each evening starts with a semi-lead meditation practice, followed by a tea break. In the second half of the evening, there will be a talk, followed by group discussion led by an experienced Buddhist practitioner and oppertunity to reflect and ask questions. 

It runs from 7pm - 9.30pm 

Each course comprises eight weeks (all Wednesday evenings) and...