What’s On

What’s On

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February 2022

Available events: Evensong Sangha Night Sangha Meditation Sangha Works Going Deeper

Tue, Feb 01
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

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

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please more...

  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Placing Faith in Conditions - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Do our present conscious actions build our future? An ambitious but brief look at the eight distinct aspects of consciousness to point towards an understanding of the Buddhist perspective on karma as this is depicted as driving this whole wheel of becoming.

    Be the Revolution course on the Wheel of Life – with Bhadra. Week 2/6, no need to have attended last week.

    Arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.

Wed, Feb 02
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    No need to book!

    We will start to explore a new theme 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.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are familiar with Triratna’s basic meditation practices. Get in touch if you need to discuss.

    Please familiarise yourself more...

Thu, Feb 03
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

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

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please more...

Sat, Feb 05
  • 10:00am - 8:00pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (9 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    South Western Women's Regional Order Weekend 

    Body as a Dharma door

    How do we engage with the body?  With meditation, short talks, group discussion and optional body based practice

    Led by The Forest Chapter : Amaladevi, Bodhipushpa, Maitrimani and Samasuri

    Lunches and supper will be provided.

    Please email Vimalavajri if you need us to arrange accommodation in Bristol, or if you have a special diet for health reasons.

    Saturday 5th 10am – 8pm & Sunday 6th February more...

Mon, Feb 07
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Works

    “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, Feb 08
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

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

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please more...

  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    The Mirror of Myriad Worlds - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Worlds defined by pride, addiction, hatred, delusion, ignorance and attachment swirl within and around us. To step into the potential of our life we need to know where we stand. This is the first step on the path of liberation. This week we will be exploring the imagery of the six realms. Where do we find ourselves?

    Be the Revolution course on the Wheel of Life – with Bhadra. Week 3/6 – no need to have attended previous weeks.

    Arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 more...

Wed, Feb 09
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    No need to book!

    We will start to explore a new theme 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.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are familiar with Triratna’s basic meditation practices. Get in touch if you need to discuss.

    Please familiarise yourself more...

Thu, Feb 10
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

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

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please more...

Sat, Feb 12
  • 9:45am - 1:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Going Deeper in Meditation

    Going Deeper Sangha Meditation

    Metta Beyond Beings

    As in last month’s session, we’ll practise bringing metta to ‘phenomena’: all of our experience, as it unfolds through the six senses.  We’ll also explore ‘Metta with No Reference’.  In this practice we drop the sense of metta having any object at all.  We also let go of the sense of a subject who sends or generates the metta.   Finally we see if it’s possible to let go of the experience of metta needing any label.

    With more...

Mon, Feb 14
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Works

    “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, Feb 15
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

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

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please more...

  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Slowing the Momentum of Delusion - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    The momentum of the spinning wheel is slowed by facing our delusions. Are we looking for a better life somewhere else in the future or can we be the revolution here and now? Could we dare place faith in finding the power of a skilful compassionate response simply by trusting the power of living in awareness as the primary act of revolution? Let’s see what the image suggests.

    Be the Revolution course on the Wheel of Life – with Bhadra. Week 4/6 – no need to have more...

Wed, Feb 16
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    We will start to explore a new theme 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.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are familiar with Triratna’s basic meditation practices. Get in touch if you need to discuss.

    Please familiarise yourself with our covid more...

Thu, Feb 17
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

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

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please more...

Mon, Feb 21
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Works

    “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, Feb 22
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Small Deaths Make a Precious Life - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    A brief look at the outer rim of the wheel which illustrates the dynamics that build or diminish potential. A celebration of this precious opportunity for liberation. 

    Be the Revolution course on the Wheel of Life – with Bhadra. Week 5/6 – no need to have attended previous weeks.

    Arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.

Wed, Feb 23
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    We will start to explore a new theme 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. With Naravira.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are familiar with Triratna’s basic meditation practices. Get in touch if you need to discuss.

    Please familiarise yourself with more...

Mon, Feb 28
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Works

    “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...

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