What’s On

What’s On

July 2022

Available events: Sangha Meditation Sangha Works Introductory Meditation Evensong Going Deeper Festival Sangha Night Intermediate Meditation Introductory Retreat

Today - Wed, Jul 06
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    This term we explore the Metta Bhavana practice through short introductions, experiential exercises and led meditations. The class also offers an opportunity to share and reflect on our meditation experience through an open format ‘conversation’ after the meditation.

    1-2pm is a led meditation class. From 2 until 2:30pm there is an opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with others.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are more...

  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    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...

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    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...

Tomorrow - Thu, Jul 07
  • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

    Note: This event is for those in the Sangha (community) who have some familiarity with basic meditation practices. This class is not taught, but an opportunity to come together to meditate, with some poetry and chanting setting the scene. Suitable for those who have completed an Intro Course with us, or have been attending the Meditation for Beginners classes.

    ‘Evensong’ means evening prayer or ritual. It’s roots are from the ‘vespers’ which in more...

Sat, Jul 09
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Blue Sky as Emptiness - Going Deeper in Meditation

    Going Deeper

    In the second of three going deeper meditation mornings on the image of the Blue Sky we look at the Blue Sky as a metaphor for emptiness (sunyata or the open dimension of being). Having seen all experience as mere impressions in awareness we find awareness itself is open, without form, unobstructing and unobstructed: empty.

    Doors open at 9:45 for a 10am start

  • 1:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Perfume of the Dharma - Dharma Day Festival

    Festival

    The Dharma is sometimes said to be ‘caught not taught’ and our Dharma Day celebration this year is an invitation to join us in recalling and celebrating whatever it is about the Dharma that has ‘caught’ you – it might be a glimpse of vision, the ‘taste of freedom’ or perhaps more like a whiff of a beautiful perfume.  We’ve called the celebration ‘The Perfume of the Dharma’ as we loved the image of Dharma being carried more...

Tue, Jul 12
  • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

    Note: This event is for those in the Sangha (community) who have some familiarity with basic meditation practices. This class is not taught, but an opportunity to come together to meditate, with some poetry and chanting setting the scene. Suitable for those who have completed an Intro Course with us, or have been attending the Meditation for Beginners classes.

    ‘Evensong’ means evening prayer or ritual. It’s roots are from the ‘vespers’ which in more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Revolution Through the Body - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    A meditation course on Sangha Nights in June & July


    We will be continuing our theme for this year – Be the Revolution – by running a meditation course based around the connection between meditation and the body.


    Meditation is often talked about as something we do with the mind. But mind in Buddhism is much more than just the thinking mind that we are used to. It includes the whole of our experience.  The deep transformation that can come more...

Wed, Jul 13
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    This term we explore the Metta Bhavana practice through short introductions, experiential exercises and led meditations. The class also offers an opportunity to share and reflect on our meditation experience through an open format ‘conversation’ after the meditation.

    1-2pm is a led meditation class. From 2 until 2:30pm there is an opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with others.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are more...

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

    Sangha Works

    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...

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    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...

Tue, Jul 19
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Revolution Through the Body - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    A meditation course on Sangha Nights in June & July


    We will be continuing our theme for this year – Be the Revolution – by running a meditation course based around the connection between meditation and the body.


    Meditation is often talked about as something we do with the mind. But mind in Buddhism is much more than just the thinking mind that we are used to. It includes the whole of our experience.  The deep transformation that can come about more...

Wed, Jul 20
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Intermediate Meditation

    This term we explore the Metta Bhavana practice through short introductions, experiential exercises and led meditations. The class also offers an opportunity to share and reflect on our meditation experience through an open format ‘conversation’ after the meditation.

    1-2pm is a led meditation class. From 2 until 2:30pm there is an opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with others.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are more...

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

    Sangha Works

    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...

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    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...

Sat, Jul 23
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    in person
    login to book on this event (9 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Vision and Daily Life - Introductory Weekend

    Introductory Retreat

    Vision and Daily Life | 23rd & 24th July | 10am – 5pm both days | in person

    This weekend will help deepen your experience of meditation and Buddhism over the course of the weekend. The Buddhist vision helps meditation to be a real power for change in our daily lives. There will be input from the experienced teaching team plus an opportunity for small group discussions to share learning and ideas with each other.

    The aim of this course is to start more...

Tue, Jul 26
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Revolution Through the Body - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    A meditation course on Sangha Nights in June & July


    We will be continuing our theme for this year – Be the Revolution – by running a meditation course based around the connection between meditation and the body.


    Meditation is often talked about as something we do with the mind. But mind in Buddhism is much more than just the thinking mind that we are used to. It includes the whole of our experience.  The deep transformation that can come more...

Wed, Jul 27
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    This term we explore the Metta Bhavana practice through short introductions, experiential exercises and led meditations. The class also offers an opportunity to share and reflect on our meditation experience through an open format ‘conversation’ after the meditation.

    1-2pm is a led meditation class. From 2 until 2:30pm there is an opportunity to discuss your meditation practice with others.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are more...

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

    Sangha Works

    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...

  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    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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