Sunday, October 5
Celebrating the teachings of the great Tantric guru of Tibet, all welcome, bring vegetarian lunch to share.
10.30 am – 1 pm meditation led by Paramananda
1 – 2 pm lunch
2 – 3.30 pm Padmasambhava stories and reflection led by Yashobodhi with Dharmavadana
3.30 pm tea break
4 pm meditation led by Dhammagita
5 pm Padmasambhava puja led by Dhammagita
An 8 week Mindfulness for Health practice course on Wednesday afternoons starts 8 October. For details about the course and to book see here.
Ratnaprabha will be teaching a six week evening class on ‘Practical Buddhism’, starting Wednesday 5 November. The emphasis is on using Buddhist teachings and methods in real daily life. Book here.
Prerequisites: students should have learnt the basic meditation practices, and have done them for at least a few weeks. You don’t need to know anything about Buddhism.
- Week one: Introductory, the Three Jewels, the place of the Awakened one.
- Week two: The Dharma 1: practical Buddhist ethics.
- Week three: The Dharma 2: meditation. The place of meditation in Buddhism.
- Week four: The Dharma 3: wisdom, uncovering reality.
- Week five: The meaning of Sangha, finding a Sangha; the WLBC Sangha.
- Week six: The value of devotional practice, and summary.
As we move to a new building in December, we have ideas for reaching more people with meditation and the Dharma. See here for Paramananda’s thoughts on new projects, outreach, and residential communities, as well as a wishlist for the new centre; lots of help and donations are needed! And here is his very personal talk on why Buddhist Centres can bring real benefit.
Sangha night has a varying Buddhist theme, and is open to all who have learnt meditation. 7-9:30 every Tuesday. Current theme: Expressing the Dharma.
30 September: Bodhilila
Starts 12:30. An afternoon of meditation practice with some led and some unled meditations and an opportunity to discuss whatever is happening (or not happening) in your meditation.
We will be exploring ways to include kindness and compassion in our meditation practice whether our focus is on mindfulness or we are practising the Metta Bhavana meditation practice.
Please bring vegetarian food for a shared lunch at 12:30, or arrive at 1:30 for the first meditation. By donation.
A weekend retreat led by Jinananda and Bodhilila. For more details and to book see here.
Monthly day of meditation and discussion of the practicalities of meditating, led by Paramananda. Suggested donation £20, 10:30-5:00. More here.
A day of meditation and mindfulness, suitable for newcomers or those wishing to reconnect with their meditation practice. Booking and details here.
Come and enjoy one of our six week meditation courses for newcomers.
A great way to start or develop your practice as well as meet other practitioners in a relaxed and conducive environment.
More details and booking here