Online level 1 Introduction to Buddhism course

An online six-week course introducing several foundational teachings of Buddhism - the three-fold path and the three jewels.

Learn how to apply the practices and teachings of the Buddha from 2500 years ago, and how these are relevant today in order to work with your mind, heart and to show up more fully in your life. 

Starts on Monday 14th September at 7:00 - 8:30pm.  Please plan to arrive 10 mins before the start time in order to ensure we are ready to start at 7:00pm.

Repeats every week every Monday. 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Tuesday Dharma Night Online 7 - 8.30pm

Every Tuesday night, all year round, we explore the Dharma and practise together. Drop in when you can or make it a regular part of your Dharma life. Open to order members, mitras and people who have completed all three of the level 2 buddhism courses. We get together to study a particular aspect of the Buddha’s teaching, to practice meditation, or to take part in puja. 

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Online Level 2 Buddhism course : The Wheel of Life

From Wednesday 16th Sep 2020 to Wednesday 4th Nov 2020, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

An 8 week follow on course online for those who have completed our level one introduction to Buddhism and learn to meditate courses. We will be exploring "The wheel of life". This classic image for Buddhists shows us the roots of our suffering as humans and the ways in which we can be freed from them. Together we will study the image in detail, hear short talks from members of the GBC teaching team and work in small groups to explore the questions that arise for us in relation to what we hear and see. 

 From 7pm -8.30pm, from Wednesday 16th September for 8 weeks. Booking is...

Learn to meditate: A beginner's guide to meditation on YouTube

From Thursday 6th Aug 2020 to Thursday 22nd Oct 2020, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

How can I work with my mind? How can I find more peace and connection in my life? How do I meditate?  What is Buddhist meditation?  

On Glasgow Buddhist Centre's YouTube channel you can learn how to meditate. 

Choose one of our how to videos and in less than an hours time learn one of the two foundational meditation practices, the mindfulness of breathing or the metta bhavana (cultivation of loving-kindness).

Padmasambhava Day Festival at the GBC online

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

Padmasambhava Day Festival 

Sunday 27th September 10.30am -12.30pm 

A celebration,to which everyone is invited, of the life of Padmasambhava who brought Buddhism to Tibet. 

Entry available from 10.15

10.30 Salute to the three jewels, Short introduction to the Festival,  just sitting with a  reading. ( led by Silaketu who will also introduce talks)

10.45  2X20 minute talks - Hilary and Kevin on: Padmasambhava - their personal experience and connection with the figure and its symbolism.

11.25  Reflection Time ( 10 mins away from screen). Thanking...

Young Buddhist Meetup - next meet up October 4th

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. 

Email: (email in order to get the online link for the time being)

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Developing your new meditation practice further - more online supports

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 08:30 to Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 13:00

So you have just started meditating? Great. Some of these resources may help you establish a regular practice and develop your capacity for sitting in meditation. 

1. Kamalasila leads you through a full 40 minute Mindfulness of breathing practice

2. This link takes you to a bells only recording to download. Designed especially for mindfulness of breathing practice, you can choose timings to...