What’s On

What’s On

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December 2021

Available events: Sangha Mitra Meditation Sangha Meditation Introductory Meditation Bodywork Introductory Environment

Today - Mon, Dec 06
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha

    “What would it be like to turn all that we do into practice? How different would we experience the world, ourselves and others?

    Come and experiment in Sangha Works – turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary! We start with a check in, before choosing a task to work with as practice from cleaning the centre, to cleaning rupa’s and shrine materials, to light gardening work. We can offer sitting down jobs and more active jobs. We also get to connect with each other and more...

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    / hybrid
    booking not required
    by donation

    Men's Mitra Night

    Mitra

    By invitation only.

    This evening is for mitra study groups to meet in person at the centre. Not all groups use this space so do keep in touch with your group leader for information on times and location.

    A mitra (a ‘friend’) is someone who has chosen to deepen their commitment to practising Buddhism, within the Triratna context. To find out more about mitras then see our information page. Contact Naravira for info more...

Tomorrow - Tue, Dec 07
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (18 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha

    Finding the mirrored tower of Sangha in Rumi’s field.

    Bhadra invites us to look to the transformative power of Sangha through the lens of the Heart sutra, alongside the wisdom of interconnectedness, Rumi’s field and the sensitive mirror of friendship.

    For those who have completed the intro course.

    We are asking for you to do a lateral flow test before attending an event at the centre. Do bring a mask with you for when walking around the more...

Wed, Dec 08
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (19 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Meditation Sangha Sangha Meditation

    This season we will explore the Just Sitting practice. This meditation corresponds to the aspect of receptivity within the Triratna system of practice. We will be looking at opening to our experience ‘as it is’. What can be discovered about the nature of mind and awareness and what does it mean to ‘simply be with what is’? How can we learn to look beyond the aspects of mind that inhibit this simple seeing?

    The series will explore the theme through short more...

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (14 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory Meditation Meditation

    Why meditate? Some of our community share their experience

    These drop-in 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 instruction will be given. 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 more...

Thu, Dec 09
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Women's Mitra Night

    Mitra

    By invitation only.

    This evening is for mitra study groups to meet in person at the centre. Not all groups use this space so do keep in touch with your group leader for information on times and location.

    A mitra (a ‘friend’) is someone who has chosen to deepen their commitment to practising Buddhism, within the Triratna context. To find out more about mitras then see our information page.

    Contact Vimalavajri for more info.

Fri, Dec 10
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    A Farewell to Suryadaya

    Sangha

    Join us online to celebrate Suryadaya and all that she has contributed to the life of the Sangha over many years. As some of you will know she has now moved to East Sussex but we felt it important that her move is marked with Celebration and ritual. Moksanandi will lead the event and Suryadaya will lead us in a threefold puja.

    If you would like to send a card with words of appreciation please leave in the post box at the front of the Centre or post to the Centre with the more...

Sat, Dec 11
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    in person
    login to book on this event (12 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Going Deeper in Meditation

    Meditation Sangha Sangha Meditation

    2-5 pm | in person only event

    Suitable for those with 3+ years of mediation experience within Triratna. 

    Effortless wisdom

    We continue with the theme of effortless wisdom with a “Sesshin”:

    A period of uninterrupted practice, alternating sitting and walking meditation in a formal routine (it will be explained)

    There will be minimal input and we will remain in silence.

    We are asking for you to do a lateral flow more...

Sun, Dec 12
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (10 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Body Dharma (mindful yoga)

    Bodywork Introductory

    ‘Sensitive to the whole body’ is one of the Buddha’s ‘pith instructions’.  What might it mean to us? How can we become more sensitive to the life of our body and breath? In this class we explore this question.

    Trained yoga teacher Advayamati brings his experience of many years practice, leading workshops and retreats that combine shiatsu and energy work with teaching Buddhism and embodied mindfulness. This is a gentle yoga class, open to a range of more...

  • 5:30pm - 7:15pm
    in person
    login to book on this event (19 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Eco-Crisis Practice Group

    Environment Sangha

    The Dharma on the streets and in our hearts


    ‘The real work is becoming native in your heart….. ‘ – Gary Snyder

    There has been a lot going on.  Some of us have been in Glasgow for COP26, have taken part in various Bristol protests, or have joined the Insulate Britain actions.   Our December meeting will be an opportunity to celebrate all that.  It will also offer a space to pause and ask ourselves : how have we more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practising the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). Possibly because of the experience of the pandemic we may be noticing how we are by nature social creatures: We need each other to know ourselves. This is a safe and open space in which to be with others to bring kind attention to how we relate to others and just as importantly, ourselves.

    For those who more...

Mon, Dec 13
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha

    “What would it be like to turn all that we do into practice? How different would we experience the world, ourselves and others?

    Come and experiment in Sangha Works – turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary! We start with a check in, before choosing a task to work with as practice from cleaning the centre, to cleaning rupa’s and shrine materials, to light gardening work. We can offer sitting down jobs and more active jobs. We also get to connect with each other and more...

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    / hybrid
    booking not required
    by donation

    Men's Mitra Night

    Mitra

    By invitation only.

    This evening is for mitra study groups to meet in person at the centre. Not all groups use this space so do keep in touch with your group leader for information on times and location.

    A mitra (a ‘friend’) is someone who has chosen to deepen their commitment to practising Buddhism, within the Triratna context. To find out more about mitras then see our information page. Contact Naravira for info more...

Tue, Dec 14
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (19 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Join us for an evening with the community.

    For those who have completed the intro course.

    We are asking for you to do a lateral flow test before attending an event at the centre. Do bring a mask with you for when walking around the building and chanting (not whilst sitting and socially distanced), and we may request mask wearing for the benefit of a clinically vulnerable person.

    If you are clinically vulnerable then contact the class leader to discuss more...

Wed, Dec 15
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (20 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Meditation Sangha Sangha Meditation

    This season we will explore the Just Sitting practice. This meditation corresponds to the aspect of receptivity within the Triratna system of practice. We will be looking at opening to our experience ‘as it is’. What can be discovered about the nature of mind and awareness and what does it mean to ‘simply be with what is’? How can we learn to look beyond the aspects of mind that inhibit this simple seeing?

    The series will explore the theme through short more...

  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (19 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory Meditation Meditation

    Why meditate? Some of our community share their experience

    These drop-in 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 instruction will be given. 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 more...

Thu, Dec 16
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    booking not required
    by donation

    Women's Mitra Night

    Mitra

    By invitation only.

    This evening is for mitra study groups to meet in person at the centre. Not all groups use this space so do keep in touch with your group leader for information on times and location.

    A mitra (a ‘friend’) is someone who has chosen to deepen their commitment to practising Buddhism, within the Triratna context. To find out more about mitras then see our information page.

    Contact Vimalavajri for more info.

    We are more...

Sun, Dec 19
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (11 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Body Dharma (mindful yoga)

    Bodywork Introductory

    ‘Sensitive to the whole body’ is one of the Buddha’s ‘pith instructions’.  What might it mean to us? How can we become more sensitive to the life of our body and breath? In this class we explore this question.

    Trained yoga teacher Advayamati brings his experience of many years practice, leading workshops and retreats that combine shiatsu and energy work with teaching Buddhism and embodied mindfulness. This is a gentle yoga class, open to a range of more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practising the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). Possibly because of the experience of the pandemic we may be noticing how we are by nature social creatures: We need each other to know ourselves. This is a safe and open space in which to be with others to bring kind attention to how we relate to others and just as importantly, ourselves.

    For those who more...

Mon, Dec 20
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha

    “What would it be like to turn all that we do into practice? How different would we experience the world, ourselves and others?

    Come and experiment in Sangha Works – turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary! We start with a check in, before choosing a task to work with as practice from cleaning the centre, to cleaning rupa’s and shrine materials, to light gardening work. We can offer sitting down jobs and more active jobs. We also get to connect with each other and more...

Tue, Dec 21
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (19 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Last Sangha Night of the year! Join us for an evening with the community.

    For those who have completed the intro course.

    We are asking for you to do a lateral flow test before attending an event at the centre. Do bring a mask with you for when walking around the building and chanting (not whilst sitting and socially distanced), and we may request mask wearing for the benefit of a clinically vulnerable person.

    If you are clinically vulnerable then contact more...

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