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.

Winter exhibition and art sale- Launch

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 19:00 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 17:00

Orginal works of art created by artists in the GBC sangha will be exhibited in the small shrine room from Friday November 15th - Friday December 24th 2019. These works are for sale and 20% of sales returns will be given in dana to the GBC. You are invited to the winter exhibition and art sale launch on Friday 15th November 2019 at 7pm.

Sangha Day Festival

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

"One who is endowed with three qualities is a friend to be followed. What are these three qualities?  Giving what is difficult to give, doing what is difficult to do, forgiving what is difficult to forgive." The Buddha Anguttara- Nikaya i.286

Sangha Day on the 17th of November celebrating our interconnectedness. Invitation to come dressed in red! And of course to bring veggie / vegan food to share for lunch. 

10 am  Doors open
10.30   Shrineroom
            Sangha Metta practice -Meditation and reflection interspersed with quotes on Sangha and Friendship
1pm...

Festival Kula Special: An evening dedicated to the White Lotus Sutra.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

We invite you to come to an evening dedicated to The White Lotus Sutra or The Lotus Of The Wonderful Law. 

7pm       Introduction by Janet Chalmers whose inspiration set this event in motion!

7.30pm  A reading from The White Lotus Sutra followed by Meditation

8.00pm  Second reading followed by Meditation

8.30 pm Third reading followed by Meditation

9.00 pm Finish

Please come dressed in as much white as you like.

Event facilitated by Janet Chalmers and Sinhacandra. We look forward to seeing you there.

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/20326252018470

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

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

A day retreat for anyone who is participating in or has completed classes at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. All those who are familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana meditation practices are welcome to attend this event. The morning will be spent in meditation and in the afternoon there will be smaller groups for the study of buddhism and aspects of buddhist practice. Bring vegetarian/ veggie food to share. All GBC Buddhism and Meditation classes are offered without charge, you are welcome to make a donation. 

Winter Solstice Celebration

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:30

An evening to mark the darkest day in the year and to welcome the return of the light.

A team led by Tarasiddhi will transform the centre into a magical kingdom of special shrines where we will make individual journeys to find the light. More details and confirmed start and finish times to come.

Contact Tarasiddhi if you have a darkness/ light/ solstice themed poem/ song/ music/ story that you would be happy to share.