What’s On

What’s On

October 2021

Available events: Aged 18 - 35 Introductory Sangha Bodywork Mitra Sangha Meditation Meditation Environment Introductory Meditation

Fri, Oct 01
  • 5:15pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35 Introductory Sangha

    An exploration into communication. With Bhadra (the Chair of the Bristol Buddhist Centre). Further details TBC.

    For those aged between 18 and 35. Create community with us! Come together to hear the teachings of the Buddha, discuss your thoughts and ideas, and meditate.

Sun, Oct 03
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    hybrid
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    by donation

    Body-Dharma

    Bodywork Introductory Sangha

    Welcome back to Body-Dharma!

    The movement is the meditation. Get embodied.

    Advayamati is here to lead you through a gentle, mindful yoga session.

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
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    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Every Sunday 7:30 – 9pm

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practicing the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). With the closure of the Centre we may be feeling a lack of this Sangha context in which we can share our practice, our reflections and concerns. We are social creatures so we may be finding isolation particularly difficult or we may be appreciating space to re-evaluate how we relate to more...

Mon, Oct 04
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    hybrid
    booking not required
    by donation

    Men's Mitra Study

    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, Oct 05
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    hybrid
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    Sangha Night

    Sangha

    We are all a part of an ongoing and flowing lineage. We can be there to support others, to pass on our knowledge and experience, as well as deepen our own practice. This week we are inviting two mitra’s to share their experience of being younger people within this Buddhism movement. Hear what the important elements of practice are to those in the younger generations. You might learn something for yourself! As well as how you can help to keep Buddhism alive in the West.

    You more...

Wed, Oct 06
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    hybrid
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    Sangha 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
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    Meditation for Beginners

    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, Oct 07
  • 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    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.

Sat, Oct 09
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    in person
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    by donation

    Going Deeper in Meditation

    Meditation Sangha Sangha Meditation

    NEW TIME! 2-5 pm | in person only event

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

    Walking Wisdom

    Another immersion in the spiritual faculty of Prajna (wisdom or insight), this time explored particularly through walking meditation.  The freedom of Shunyata, or Ungraspability, can be touched in any moment of experience. We’ll be looking deeply at the experience of walking, to see its open, ungraspable nature. more...

Sun, Oct 10
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
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    Body-Dharma

    Bodywork Introductory Sangha

    The movement is the meditation.

    Advayamati is here to lead you through a gentle, mindful yoga session.

  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    in person
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    Eco-Crisis Practice Group

    Environment Sangha
    The Lotus that Blooms in the Fire: finding equanimity in a burning world


    ‘…The lotus that blooms from the midst of flames becomes all the more beautiful and fragrant the nearer the fire rages.’  (Zen Master Hakuin, from ‘The Life of Activity compared with the Life of Calm’)
    What greater challenge to our practice could there be but the climate emergency, this threat to all life on our planet?  How can our practice become a gift to this burning world?  In more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    in person
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    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Every Sunday 7:30 – 9pm | IN PERSON THIS WEEK!

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practicing the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). With the closure of the Centre we may be feeling a lack of this Sangha context in which we can share our practice, our reflections and concerns. We are social creatures so we may be finding isolation particularly difficult or we may be appreciating space to re-evaluate more...

Mon, Oct 11
  • 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, Oct 12
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    hybrid
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    Sangha Night

    Sangha

    Celebrate Dr Ambedkar with us!

    This evening has been crafted in an unexpected and wonderful way by a team of mitras. Indian Order Members are joining us to share their story… from the background of living in the Hindu caste system and their liberation, through the strength of Dr Ambedkar, into Buddhism.

    Learn about the journey of Dr Amedkar, and of our wider Sangha in India.

    This is sure to be a special event and is not one to be missed.

Wed, Oct 13
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    hybrid
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    by donation

    Sangha 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
    Access event via zoom
    login to book on this event (15 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Oct 14
  • 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Women's Mitra Study

    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.

Sun, Oct 17
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    hybrid
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    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    by donation

    Body-Dharma (mindful yoga)

    Bodywork Introductory Sangha

    Become embodied, grounded and peaceful. A great way to prepare yourself for a meditation session… or recognise the movement AS the meditation.

    All are welcome!

    Advayamati is here to lead you through a gentle, mindful yoga session.

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Access event via zoom
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practicing the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). With the closure of the Centre we may be feeling a lack of this Sangha context in which we can share our practice, our reflections and concerns. We are social creatures so we may be finding isolation particularly difficult or we may be appreciating space to re-evaluate how we relate to others.

    In the spirit of wanting more...

Mon, Oct 18
  • 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...

Wed, Oct 20
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    hybrid
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    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    by donation

    Sangha 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
    Access event via zoom
    login to book on this event (20 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Oct 21
  • 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Women's Mitra Night

    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.

Sun, Oct 24
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    hybrid
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    Body-Dharma (mindful-yoga)

    Bodywork Introductory Sangha

    Body-dharma yoga is a ‘still flowing’ form of Hatha yoga that incorporates Vinyasa flow, Scaravelli inspiration, somatic approach with a ‘practical’ mindfulness. These aid the integration of mind, body and spirit using the yoga of curiosity and letting go.

    With Advayamati

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Access event via zoom
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practicing the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). With the closure of the Centre we may be feeling a lack of this Sangha context in which we can share our practice, our reflections and concerns. We are social creatures so we may be finding isolation particularly difficult or we may be appreciating space to re-evaluate how we relate to others.

    In the spirit of wanting more...

Mon, Oct 25
  • 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...

Wed, Oct 27
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    hybrid
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    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    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...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    hybrid
    Access event via zoom
    login to book on this event (20 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Oct 28
  • 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    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.

Sun, Oct 31
  • 9:30am - 10:30am
    hybrid
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    login to book on this event (12 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only. You don't need to book an online place.

    by donation

    Body-Dharma (mindful yoga)

    Bodywork Introductory Sangha

    Body-dharma yoga is a ‘still flowing’ form of Hatha yoga that incorporates Vinyasa flow, Scaravelli inspiration, somatic approach with a ‘practical’ mindfulness. These aid the integration of mind, body and spirit using the yoga of curiosity and letting go.

    With Advayamati

  • 1:55pm - 1:55pm
    online
    Access event via zoom
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practicing the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). With the closure of the Centre we may be feeling a lack of this Sangha context in which we can share our practice, our reflections and concerns. We are social creatures so we may be finding isolation particularly difficult or we may be appreciating space to re-evaluate how we relate to others.

    In the spirit of wanting more...

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