What’s On

What’s On

Announcement!! We are taking bookings for the Summer Sangha Retreat. More info & booking here.

May 2023

Available events: Sangha Sangha Night Intermediate Meditation Sangha Works Introductory Introductory Meditation

Today - Sun, May 28
  • 2:00pm - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    The Myth of the Handless Maiden

    *** This event is now fully booked! Keep your eye out for more next year ***

    Encouraging trust in the transformative power of awareness infused with loving presence (Metta) and informed by the imagination.

    The Handless Maiden is a myth that begins with betrayal. It reveals a healing journey, a going forth from all that binds us towards the sources of support and guidance in the dark forest of the unknown. It is a myth of training in the power of the responsive heart to more...

Tue, May 30
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Journeying on around the Buddha mandala, we come to the Western realm.  The time of day is sunset, and in the fiery evening glow sits Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light.  His figure blazes with a brilliant, ruby red light.  His hands rest relaxed on his lap, and he is completely still, absorbed in deep meditation.  He radiates a love whose wisdom sees the uniqueness of every thing: every plant or tree, every animal or person, every thought or feeling.  more...

Wed, May 31
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha (Intermediate) Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    At the Wednesday lunchtime intermediate meditation class, we are moving on to the stage of exploring the Metta Bhavana practice, the meditation to develop qualities of universal loving-kindness.

    Many of us maybe struggle with the side of our lives that relates to our relationship with self and others. How can we become more at ease with ourselves and more able to relate with others and are these two things connected?

    In what ways can the metta bhavana practice help us more...

  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of sangha works is a gentle group check in, followed by sangha-building devotional acts-such as cleaning the loo’s, planting bulbs, sorting library books, making book displays and making shrines. A task to fit each persons energy and capacity.

    We have a mindfulness bell, to pause and notice what the mind is up to, throughout  the session. Stay on after the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory Introductory Meditation

    Our beginners classes are a great way to sample meditation for the first time or to get refreshing support and clarity to help you set up a regular practice.

    Full instructions will be given including how to sit comfortably in a chair or on cushions on the floor. We’ll introduce our meditation practices, one each week – either the mindfulness of breathing which develops calm, focus and wholeheartedness, or a loving kindness (metta bhavana) meditation which develops emotional more...

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