What’s On

What’s On

February 2024

Available events: Aged 18 - 35 Advanced Meditation Friday Night Meditation Sangha Festival Introductory Sangha Night Sangha Works Introductory Meditation Intermediate Meditation Yoga

Thu, Feb 01
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    Claire-Louise

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

Fri, Feb 02
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    The three Lakshanas:

    “Nothing is perfect, permanent, or personal.”

    The Buddha observed that all conditioned existence has three marks: impermanence (Anitya), unsatisfactoriness (dukkha) and insubstantiality (annatta) or as a contemporary Buddhist teacher Ruth King put it: ” Nothing is perfect, permanent or personal.”

    Reminding ourselves of these insights can be crucial as a daily practice and helping again and again to let go of more...

Tue, Feb 06
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    The Heart Sutra Course – 9 January to 13 February

    The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st century Buddhists as we seek the Truth. Mining for insights that will help us as we work with our everyday experience of more...

Wed, Feb 07
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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, Feb 08
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    Claire-Louise

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

Tue, Feb 13
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    The Heart Sutra Course – 9 January to 13 February

    The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st century Buddhists as we seek the Truth. Mining for insights that will help us as we work with our everyday experience of more...

Wed, Feb 14
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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, Feb 15
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    No Mindful Yoga this week! CANCELLED

    Yoga

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    Claire-Louise

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the more...

Fri, Feb 16
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Silent & Simple: in meditation

    Advanced Meditation Friday Night Meditation Sangha

    For those who have completed an intro course at any time, are members of the Sangha (community) and are able to do 50 minute unled meditation sits.

    50 min sit, 20 min walking, 40 min sit unguided.

    Join Narajadhi and friends for a silent and simple evening of practice.

    Every third Friday of the month and select Saturdays January – March inclusive.

    Please note this class starts promptly on time – please arrive 10mins early.

    Our more...

Sat, Feb 17
  • 11:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Parinirvana Festival Day

    Festival Sangha

    Parinirvana Festival on the 17th February is when traditionally we reflect on impermanence and on the significance of the Buddhas death.

    Timetable and details for the day:

    11.00 prompt (please arrive from 10.45)

    The day will start with a short meditation and an opportunity to place any photos of loved ones who have passed onto the shrine.

    Then we will listen to the words of edited sections of Parinirvana sutra with more...

Sun, Feb 18
  • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Death Cafe

    Sangha

    At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

    Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

    A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

    Facilitated by Sthiramitra and Elodie.


    This event more...

Tue, Feb 20
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    A special talk at Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    A special talk from Devamitra for Sangha Night on February 20th

    In November 2016 Devamitra (who was ordained in 1974) was diagnosed with an aggressive stage three cancer and will be coming to Bristol to speak on Dharmic themes from his book Entertaining Cancer, published last year by Windhorse.

    How does a Buddhist face life-threatening illness, gruelling treatments, pain and even death with humour and equanimity?

    There will be copies of the signed more...

Wed, Feb 21
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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, Feb 22
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    Claire-Louise

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

Sat, Feb 24
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Silent & Simple: in meditation

    For those who have completed an intro course at any time, are members of the Sangha (community) and are able to do 50 minute unled meditation sits.

    50 min sit, 20 min walking, 40 min sit unguided.

    Join Narajadhi and friends for a silent and simple evening of practice.

    Last Saturday of the month (except July, Aug and Dec)

    Please note this class starts promptly on time – please arrive 10mins early.

    Our Centre runs on generosity and more...

Mon, Feb 26
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Follow-on Course

    Introductory

    Our intro course has just finished, but if you’ve ever done one before then you’re welcome to attend our ‘Follow-on Course’. This looks into the Buddha’s teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path.

    Starts 26th Feb for 6 weeks, 7:30-9:30pm

    Uncover genuine ease, contentment and meaning in life through exploring profound yet simple teachings. Come together with others to learn, discuss and discover the means to uncover how to become the change more...

Tue, Feb 27
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mitra Ceremony - Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Tonight we celebrate welcoming new mitras into the community: Thea, Paula, Hally and Stefan.

    These ceremonies are an important and symbolically significant event for the sangha as well as the individuals who are becoming mitras. ‘Mitra’ means ‘friend’ and by becoming a mitra (a friend to the Triratna Buddhist Order) the individual is deepening their commitment to Buddhist practice within our sangha. Find out more here.

    Join us in witnessing more...

Wed, Feb 28
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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...

Today
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    Claire-Louise

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

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