Keeping the Thread alive – for those who’ve done a recent intro course Weds 3rd June 7.30 – 9

Have you attended an introductory course in the last year and want to consolidate or deepen what you have learnt? Would you like an opportunity to reconnect? Do you have unanswered questions about Buddhist practice that are holding you back from engaging further? Are you are finding the shift to Sangha Night a challenge? Have you lost touch with your peers and the teachings? Here’s a chance to ask questions, discuss and share experience.

Four fortnightly drop in classes led by the intro course teaching team on a Wednesday evening.  Second meeting 3rd June, 7.30 – 9

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Online Sangha Circle – Every Sunday 7.30pm to 9pm with Bhadra and Dharmamrta


Sangharakshita places great emphasis on building Sangha (A friendly community of individuals practicing the Dharma alongside each other). With the closure of the Centre we may be feeling a lack of this Sangha context in which we can share our practice, our reflections and concerns. We are social creatures so we may be finding isolation particularly difficult or we may be appreciating space to re-evaluate how we relate to others.

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.   

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Password if needed: 005163

If you have problems with Zoom, then please email this address and one of the team will try to help you out techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

Going Deeper in meditation – next online session Sat 13th June

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.

“Embodying the Buddha”

Following on the Sattipathana sutta, we will look at the “body in and of itself”. We will unpack this a little bit and explore it through our direct experience. with Padmadrishti

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

From the May 9th session on Embodying the Buddha: Talk  Led Meditation

From the April 11th session on Broad Band of Awareness: Talk  Led Meditation

If you have problems with Zoom, then please email this address and one of the team will try to help you out techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

Online Resources – wider Triratna

If you would like to access other teachers, here are just 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:

Free e-books from Windhorse

Now that the centre bookshop is closed you can get books on the Dharma, meditation and working with your heart-mind directly from the Windhorse Publications website

Sign up to the Windhorse Publications newsletter here to get a link to a free eBook every week, and details about monthly sales on print books.

Create a free sign-up account here to get an additional 10% off all their books. Over the next few months they’re offering free shipping on all orders. 

There’s never been a better time to read!
 
“We read to know that we are not alone.” – William Nicholson, Shadowlands