What’s On

What’s On

June 2022

Available events: Sangha Meditation Sangha Works Introductory Meditation Evensong Aged 18 - 35 Sangha Circle Sangha Night Going Deeper Introductory Retreat

Wed, Jun 01
  • 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...

Thu, Jun 02
  • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

    Apologies this class cancelled. Back next week

    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 more...

Fri, Jun 03
  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    The late Buddhist teacher Ayya Khema described the Brahma Viharas as “the only emotions worth having.” So this summer we are delighted to bring you a series of events on these four prized emotions (or mindstates) that give us a helpful framework to cultivate positive behaviours and minimize harmful ones. The events will be spread over four summer evenings, covering one on each of the Brahma Viharas: loving kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity more...

Sun, Jun 05
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha Circle

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practising the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). Possibly because of the experience of the pandemic we may be noticing how we are by nature social creatures: We need each other to know ourselves. This is a safe and open space in which to be with others to bring kind attention to how we relate to others and just as importantly, ourselves.

    For those who more...

Tue, Jun 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...

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Come together with the Sangha to practice Buddhism and Meditation together.

    More info to follow.

    Arrive from 7:15 for a 7:30pm start.

    All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Do keep this system going, please do give what you can!

Wed, Jun 08
  • 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...

Thu, Jun 09
  • 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, Jun 11
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Blue Sky as Mind - Going Deeper in Meditation

    Going Deeper

    In the first of three going deeper meditation mornings on the image of the Blue Sky we look at the Blue Sky as a metaphor for mind or Awareness. We will explore how the shift from relating to each moment as a particular experience to seeing each moment as a moment of awareness enables us to recognize the quality of awareness permeating all experience just as the unobstructed blue sky permeates whatever clouds are in it.

    Doors open at 9:45 for a 10am start

Tue, Jun 14
  • 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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Come together with the Sangha to practice Buddhism and Meditation together.

    More info to follow.

    Arrive from 7:15 for a 7:30pm start.

    All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Do keep this system going, please do give what you can!

Wed, Jun 15
  • 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...

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

    Meditation for Beginners

    Sangha 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, Jun 16
  • 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, Jun 18
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    / hybrid
    login to book on this event (32 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Finding Freedom - Introductory Retreat

    Introductory Retreat

    No need to take the week off work! This Retreat Week (18th – 25th June) will start with a weekend at the centre, followed by online morning meditation classes and in person Buddhism classes in the evenings throughout the week. It will then end on Saturday 25th with a half day at the centre.

    We cover the same content as the ‘Introductory Course’ but over one week, giving you access to our community (Sangha) events at the centre including more advanced meditation and more...

Sun, Jun 19
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha Circle

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practising the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). Possibly because of the experience of the pandemic we may be noticing how we are by nature social creatures: We need each other to know ourselves. This is a safe and open space in which to be with others to bring kind attention to how we relate to others and just as importantly, ourselves.

    For those who more...

Tue, Jun 21
  • 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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Come together with the Sangha to practice Buddhism and Meditation together.

    More info to follow.

    Arrive from 7:15 for a 7:30pm start.

    All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Do keep this system going, please do give what you can!

Wed, Jun 22
  • 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...

Thu, Jun 23
  • 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...

Tue, Jun 28
  • 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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Come together with the Sangha to practice Buddhism and Meditation together.

    More info to follow.

    Arrive from 7:15 for a 7:30pm start.

    All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Do keep this system going, please do give what you can!

Wed, Jun 29
  • 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...

Thu, Jun 30
  • 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...

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