Sangha Works

DATES TBC | 10am – 5pm

Our main tasks include decorating the reception area & kitchen and clearing & working on the garden.

Open to regular attendees of the centre. Let us know if you’re coming: email: info@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

Before coming please read the Attending the Centre covid guidelines to keep everyone safe. Bring lunch, a water bottle, old clothes to work in and anything else you need. We will supply all tools and materials and any protective and safety wear. Lunch will be at 1pm for an hour.

Going Deeper in Meditation

No session in August

9.45 am for those who have an established familiarity with the forms of the meditation practices we teach, along with an interest in exploring ways of deepening experience in meditation. Consequently we ask for 3 years meditation experience in Triratna of those attending the class.

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87960471684

Dates for 2021: usually the second Saturday of the month

11 Sept, 9 Oct, 13 Nov, 11 Dec

If you have problems connecting then email:

techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org and we will try and help

Material from 2021 classes:

9 Jan: Towards Embodied Faith in the Buddha’s and our own Awakening

13 Feb: Samadhi

13 March: Disentangling from concepts

10 April: Mindfulness as Sati Appamada Sampajanna

handout

Talk

Led Meditation

8 May: Metta companionable presence, intimate sensitivity, and sympathetic understanding

handout

Talk

Led Meditation

12 June: Welcoming All as Self: the wisdom of Mamaki

Talk

Led Meditation

10 July: Metta and Insight

Handout

Talk

Led Meditation

Explore material from previous years here

Sangha Circle | Sun 7:30pm

Sunday evenings | 7:30 – 9pm | No sessions in August

Sangharakshita places great emphasis on building Sangha. We are social creatures so finding ways to connect and move out of isolation is vital for our well being.

In the spirit of wanting to reach out and meet you, Bhadra and Dharmamrta invite you into a facilitated circle every Sunday evening from 7.30 to 9pm. We hope you will find this meeting resourcing through simply being with the Sangha. We will start with a short guided meditation to make contact with our felt experience, to tune into what is really alive within us. From there, we will be invited to simply be and listen, or to talk from that aliveness, to be heard and be seen. Everyone is welcome whether you feel you are new or experienced in relation to the precious jewel of Sangha. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86462849963

If you have problems with Zoom, email us and we will try to help techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

Online Resources – wider Triratna

If you’re interested in other teachers, here are a few recommendations:

Breathworks: Mindful Self-care for Troubling Times

A free online course from our partner organisation based in Manchester who developed the secular Mindfulness for Stress and Mindfulness for Health courses we run at the Centre.

Buddhist Centre Online: Dharma Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Free podcasts and live meditations twice a day Monday to Friday from 23 March.

Windhorse Publications

Free monthly e-books when you sign-up to their newsletter, 10% off book orders on account and free shipping on all orders for the next few months.

Wildmind

A global community focused on mindful and compassionate living providing online meditations since 2001 now has an app and online courses:

Going Deeper in meditation past sessions

2020 sessions

Nov 14: The Inner Hug: Opening Standing Practice Talk Led Meditation

Oct 10: Chi Gung session with Padmadrishti and led meditation with Kulajalini

Sept 12: on the heart space: Talk and led meditation

July 11: Exploration of Embodied Aware Presence: Talk and led meditation

Jun 20: Mystery of Us: Talk and led meditation

May 9: Embodying the Buddha: Talk  Led Meditation

 April 11: Broad Band of Awareness: Talk  Led Meditation

Feb 8       notes        talk        led meditation

Jan 11     handout

2019 Sessions

12 Jan        handout      Talk   led meditation
  9 Feb        handout      Talk   led meditation
  9 March                                    led meditation
13 April     handout

Listen again to talks and meditations from 2018