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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


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


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.

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

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


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

From Friday 20th Sep 2019 to Friday 20th Sep 2019, 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 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...

Crucible of communication: Discovering new ways of being by letting go

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 17:00

“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...