Exploring meditation: A group for men (OMs & AO Mitra) 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 opportunity 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 and practise together. A community, made up 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, to practice meditation, or to take part in puja.  Please feel free to join in every Tuesday or when you can. 

A meditative programme to aid year end refection, integration and resolution.  

Repeats every week every Tuesday. 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Muck-in Mondays

A weekly opportunity for active dana given in the form of keeping our shrine spaces and centre well maintained, safe, clean and tidy. Join us every week  13:45-16:45 or just when you can. We will start and finish with a short ritual and check-in over a mid-afternoon break. Working together, mindful of each other, in our practice of giving what we can, with an open heart. This is an exploration of team-work and practice and we'd love you to join in. We plan to get greener and so do bring any environmentally friendly cleaning  or DIY know-how you might have.

Repeats every week every Monday. 1.45pm to 4.45pm

Yoga with Joy Tuesdays 17:45-19:00 (new time from 7th January) 6 week block/ drop-in

From Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 to Tuesday 18th Feb 2020, 5.45pm - 7.00pm
(except Tue Feb 04 2020)

Joy Charnley 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

Friday Drop-in Meditation

From Friday 6th Dec 2019 to Friday 18th Dec 2020, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
(except Fri Dec 20 2019, Fri Dec 27 2019, Fri Jan 03 2020)

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,...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod 9 week course *starts 17th January

From Friday 17th Jan 2020 to Friday 17th Jan 2020, 5.45pm - 6.45pm

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 17th January for 9 weeks  please note no classes on 14th Feb, or 13th & 20th March


Burns Supper- Ordination Fundraiser for Christine Cather

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 17:30 to 20:30

A much needed winter boost social night at the GBC- the return of Burns nIght celebration! From his Wee sleekit cowrin tim'rous beastie toTam O shanter our national bard Robert Burns' poetry is celebrated all over the world on January 25th- his birthday.

At our eveing on Saturday the 25th January there will be the traditional Burns night meal -haggis, neeps and turnip but in vegan/ veggie format. There will be his poetry of course and rejoicings in the many merits of this radical Scottish poet. Your donations this evening will be entirely going to support the costs of christine's...

Energetics of Liberation with Paramananda, for OM's and mitras

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 10:30 to Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 17:00

The Buddhist path can be characterised through the qualities of the three principle Bodhisattavas representing compassion, wisdom and energy.

Vajrapani is the third and represents the embodiment of energy. This third aspect is the least stressed of the three, but from the perspective of meditation it is arguably the most vital, for without the necessary energy, little progress can be attained.

This weekend will focus on the aspect of energy as the essential fuel for practice. In particular we will look at the vital part played by the correct attitude towards and understanding...