What’s On

What’s On

December 2022

Available events: Sangha Meditation Sangha Works Introductory Meditation Bodywork Yoga Going Deeper Sangha Night Qigong Sangha

Today - Wed, Dec 07
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation Class (Intermediate Level)

    Sangha Meditation

    ‘Just Sitting’ or ‘Simply Being’ Meditation


    This term we are exploring the ‘Just Sitting’ meditation practice. This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.


    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our
    experience?


    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate
    experience, simply what is here. It 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...

  • 5:45pm - 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, Dec 08
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    10.30am – 11:30am – Thursdays

    A mindful yoga practice focusing on the body and sensations (somatic awareness) with meditative, dynamic sequences and breath work. Suitable for all levels of experience.

    About Jo:

    Jo has been teaching yoga for 9 years.  She trained extensively with Sun Power Yoga and BodhiYoga, a form of more...

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

    Going Deeper in Meditation

    Going Deeper

    Suffering and the End of Suffering

    All Buddhist traditions, in one way or another come back to the Truth of suffering and the end of suffering. This was the starting point of Buddha’s teaching, pointing to the truth of suffering and the discovery that freedom and joy are possible in the face of the sufferings of human life.

    What does that mean to us in our meditation practice?

    Three months (Oct, Nov and Dec sessions) of practice to take our meditation more...

Tue, Dec 13
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Out of the Box at Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Ratnadhya offers a seasonal entertainment in words and music for the winter solstice (with just a brief mention of Christmas!)

    Ratnadhya, who is a professional performer, pianist, actor, singer and general one-man band, offers a light-hearted look at the annual seasonal shenanigans, delving into the archives for some classic musical and comic material from the hey-day of satire. Alongside songs and light verse from the likes of Ogden Nash, John Betjeman and Noel Coward,  more...

Wed, Dec 14
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation Class (Intermediate Level)

    Sangha Meditation

    ‘Just Sitting’ or ‘Simply Being’ Meditation


    This term we are exploring the ‘Just Sitting’ meditation practice. This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.


    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our
    experience?


    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate
    experience, simply what is here. It 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...

  • 5:45pm - 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...

Thu, Dec 15
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    10.30am – 11:30am – Thursdays

    A mindful yoga practice focusing on the body and sensations (somatic awareness) with meditative, dynamic sequences and breath work. Suitable for all levels of experience.

    About Jo:

    Jo has been teaching yoga for 9 years.  She trained extensively with Sun Power Yoga and BodhiYoga, a form of more...

Fri, Dec 16
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Friday Morning Qigong

    Bodywork Qigong

    “Embodied Wisdom: Qigong & Somatic Meditation”

    A morning of Qigong and somatic meditation to resource and to connect to our true nature.

    Through sitting, standing and mindful movements, we learn how to align the body to promote a relaxed alert state, regulate and calm the mind, meet and let go of blockages to presence and connect with emptiness.
    When we reach a ‘Qi state’ we are fully present, connected and receptive to our spiritual potential. more...

Mon, Dec 19
  • 1:00am - 11:00pm
    by donation

    Winter Break - Reduced Programme

    Back to our full programme on the week of the 2nd January 2023.

    In the meantime take a look at our continuing/special events over the winter break.

Tue, Dec 20
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Solstice Practice Evening - at Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Solstice practice evening. Take a break from the seasonal hype.  Come and listen to some wintery poetry. With meditation and puja.

    Led by Vimalavajri and Maitrijyoti.

    This is our community night! It is suitable for those who have completed an introductory course with us at any time.

    Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

    We rely on your donations to keep our doors open and our classes running. It is due to the more...

Thu, Dec 22
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    10.30am – 11:30am – Thursdays

    A mindful yoga practice focusing on the body and sensations (somatic awareness) with meditative, dynamic sequences and breath work. Suitable for all levels of experience.

    Please note this class is moving to Thursdays at 5:30-6:30pm in the new year.

    Jo talks about the class

    About Jo:

    Jo has been teaching yoga for 9 years.  She trained extensively with Sun Power Yoga and BodhiYoga, a form of more...

Sun, Dec 25
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    login to book on this event (11 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Practice Morning

    Sangha

    Christmas and Boxing Day Practice Mornings
    Led by Dharmamrta

    Come and practice together at the Buddhist Centre on Christmas and Boxing Day mornings. We will do some simple body work, meditation and share a snack together. Please bring simple snacks to share.


    There will also be the opportunity to have a walk up at Ashton Court/Leigh Woods together. We will leave the Buddhist Centre for 1.30 for the walk and won’t be coming back to the centre so you will need to more...

Mon, Dec 26
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    login to book on this event (12 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Practice Morning

    Sangha

    Christmas and Boxing Day Practice Mornings
    Led by Dharmamrta

    Come and practice together at the Buddhist Centre on Christmas and Boxing Day mornings. We will do some simple body work, meditation and share a snack together. Please bring simple snacks to share.


    There will also be the opportunity to have a walk up at Ashton Court/Leigh Woods together. We will leave the Buddhist Centre for 1.30 for the walk and won’t be coming back to the centre so you will need to more...

Tue, Dec 27
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Practice Evening - at Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    A simple practice evening of meditation and puja.

    With Kamalavajra.

    This is our community night! It is suitable for those who have completed an introductory course with us at any time.

    Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

    We rely on your donations to keep our doors open and our classes running. It is due to the gifts of those who have come along previously that we are here now sharing meditation and Buddhism. To be part of this more...

Thu, Dec 29
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    10.30am – 11:30am – Thursdays

    A mindful yoga practice focusing on the body and sensations (somatic awareness) with meditative, dynamic sequences and breath work. Suitable for all levels of experience.

    Please note: this class is moving to 5:30-6:30pm on Thursdays in the new year.

    About Jo:

    Jo has been teaching yoga for 9 years.  She trained extensively with Sun Power Yoga and BodhiYoga, a form of practice developed by more...

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