Sangha Events

'Thus the sangha is there to help us know ourselves and express ourselves better. It is able to do this because everyone who participates in it is committed to the Buddha as the idea of self-knowledge in the highest and deepest sense, and to the Dharma, the various principles and practices by which that self knowledge may be achieved. A common allegiance to the first two refuges constitutes the bond of unity between the members of the spiritual community. We are all following- albeit at different stages- the same path to the same ultimate goal.’
Sangharakshita, What is the Sangha.

Fri Sep 20th - Glasgow Buddhist Centre’s first action as part of the Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement!

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30

What we'll do
Meet at GBC at 10am, wearing black (we're in grief) and bringing lunch to share and your waterproofs, including waterproof material to carry and cover your meditation cushions (you can borrow from the centre if needed).

We'll meditate together, then head off at 11 - some will go to the Kelvingrove march to join the youth climate strikers on their march to George Square (with the GBC banner), and others will go straight to George Square to set up with tarps in tow!

Once set up in George square, we'll dedicate the space (while we're still...

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.

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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

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: articulating longing

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...