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Buddhism Courses

If you want a fuller, deeper experience of how contemporary Buddhist practice might support you to live a happier life that’s more in line with what really matters to you, try one of our courses:
• Introduction to Buddhism courses provide a broad overview of Buddhist principles and practices.
Basic Buddhism courses go into key teachings in more depth, and are open to everyone but intended for people who have learnt to meditate.

Any of our courses are an excellent foundation for attendance at our regular Dharma Night or Buddhism in the City classes, and people who complete a course are often interested in taking their exploration of Buddhism further by going on retreat.

We also run drop-in classes where you can learn about Buddhism without committing to a course.

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February 2019

Basic Buddhism: The Threefold Path

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Buddha

Each of our 'Basic Buddhism' courses focuses on a particular teaching from the Buddhist tradition, and the 'threefold path' of ethics, meditation and wisdom is perhaps the most pithy, powerful and far-reaching teaching of them all. Find out what it means in real-life practical, experiential terms, and how it could help significant positive change to unfold in your life and in the world around you. Open to those who have learnt to meditate. Six Wednesdays 27 February-3 April 7-9.30pm. Booking required.

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Hanka Dilley & Ratnadeva

June 2019

Introduction to Buddhism: The Threefold Path

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

An accessible overview of key Buddhist teachings and practices from across the Buddhist tradition, and how they can help us, right here and now in the modern West, move towards greater freedom and fulfilment in our lives. Includes some guided meditation. Six Wednesdays 5 June-10 July 7-9.30pm. Booking required.

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September 2019

Basic Buddhism: Meeting the Buddhas

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Basic Buddhism course

To live a truly rich and fulfilling life, with an open heart, we need imagination, creativity and faith. This course takes you into this area of practice by exploring the images, myths and symbols of the mandala of the five Buddhas, with a practical emphasis on applying the wisdom they embody in our own lives, including in meditation. This course is one of our 'Basic Buddhism' courses, which go into key Buddhist teachings in some depth. They are open to everyone but intended for people who have learnt to meditate. Six Wednesdays 11 September-16 October 7-9.30pm. Booking required.

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November 2019

Meditation day: Contemplating our Experience with Mindfulness

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 10:30am - 4:30pm

Using the Satipatthana Sutta, a key Buddhist text, as a foundation we’ll explore our experience of mindfulness in the body, feelings, thoughts, and “dharmas” . There will be talks, meditation and sharing.

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Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Buddha

An accessible overview of key Buddhist teachings and practices from across the Buddhist tradition, and how they can help us, right here and now in the modern West, move towards greater freedom and fulfilment in our lives. Includes some guided meditation. Six Wednesdays 6 November-11 December 7-9.30pm. Booking required.

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Pranjanita & Ratnadeva

January 2020

Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

An accessible overview of key Buddhist teachings and practices from across the Buddhist tradition, and how they can help us, right here and now in the modern West, move towards greater freedom and fulfilment in our lives. Includes some guided meditation. Six Wednesdays 15 January - 19 February 7-9.30pm. Booking required.

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Ratnadeva and Prajnanita

March 2020

Life with Full Attention (NEW!)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

How do you apply mindfulness to everyday life? We'll explore mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, nature and art, other people and reality.

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Prajnanita, Ratnadeva and team

May 2020

Know your Mind Webinars

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

These webinars are for those intrigued by the mind and the practical insights that Buddhist Psychology can offer.
The material in this course will be explored using regular meditation and mindfulness home practice.
The course is based on the book ‘Mind in Harmony’ by Subhuti and lectures by Subhuti available from Free Buddhist Audio. The book is available from Windhorse publications

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Led by Prajnanita and Ratnadeva

June 2020

Living with Change and Uncertainty

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:15pm

This six week online course is for those new to Buddhism or those familiar with some of the Buddha’s teachings who are interested in applying them in their everyday lives.

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July 2020

Know your Mind Webinars

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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One event on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Led by Prajnanita and Ratnadeva

August 2020

The Psychology of Liberation: Bank Holiday Online Retreat

Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 7:00pm - Monday, August 31st, 2020 at 5:30pm

The Abhidharma teachings help us to locate ourselves, to understand our minds in their current unenlightened states. This retreat is for practitioners who are familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and the metta-bhavana and who are open to Buddhist ritual.

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September 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Course

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:15pm

This six-week online course provides an accessible overview of key Buddhist teachings and practices from across the Buddhist tradition, made relevant to the modern West.

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Ratnadeva and Prajnanita

November 2020

Introduction to Buddhism Course

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This six-week online course provides an accessible overview of key Buddhist teachings and practices from across the Buddhist tradition, made relevant to the modern West.

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January 2021

Introduction to Buddhism Online

Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for this course on key aspects of the Buddhist tradition, and how they’re relevant to us right here and now in the modern West.

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Led by Prajnanita and Ratnadeva

Gateways to Insight: Exploring The Five Wisdoms

Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00pm - 9:15pm

This 6 week course will focus on the wisdoms of the five Archetypal Buddhas, a mandala of Buddhas embodying the heart of Enlightenment.

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