What’s On

What’s On

October 2022

Available events: Retreat Sangha Sangha Night Bodywork Yoga Aged 18 - 35 Qigong Introductory Introductory Meditation

Tue, Oct 04
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    The Middle Way - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    “So I have shown you how the Dhamma is similar to a raft, being for the purpose of crossing over, not for the purpose of grasping”- From the ‘Simile of the Snake


    In this Sangha Night series we’ve been looking at Buddhist wisdom by focussing on the Middle Way.   The Buddha is the source of all this.  He taught the Dharma ‘by the middle’, not veering towards the extreme views that either everything exists eternally or more...

Thu, Oct 06
  • 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 practice developed by Triratna Order Members Sudaka and Sadhita  with a specialised focus on more...

Fri, Oct 07
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    Self-Discovery through Writing Practice

    This month the Bristol Young Buddhists Team are inviting Satyalila as our guest teacher. As she is a creative, imaginative and inspiring person, we have asked her to lead us in one of her writing practices. From Satyalila:


    We – and the world – are so much more than we are usually able to realise.  This is one way of understanding what the Buddha taught.  Yes, there is suffering in the world and our more...

Sat, Oct 08
Sun, Oct 09
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    in person
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    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    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, Oct 11
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    by donation

    Exploding The Heart Sutra: Why Bother with Sanskrit? - Sangha Night

    Siṃhanāda discusses his experience of studying Classical Sanskrit (during lockdown) and its impacts upon his practice. Chatty and accessible, but unafraid of the profound, this talk will offer original perspectives on the meanings of The Heart Sutra, and a review of some big ideas in important recent scholarship. This talk is designed to fascinate anyone who takes The Heart Sutra seriously.

    Suitable for those who have completed an introductory course with us more...

Thu, Oct 13
  • 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 practice developed by Triratna Order Members Sudaka and Sadhita  with a specialised focus on more...

Fri, Oct 14
  • 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...

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

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 1 - with Singhashri

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

Sat, Oct 15
  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 2

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

Sun, Oct 16
  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 3

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

Mon, Oct 17
  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 4

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

Tue, Oct 18
  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 5

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

Wed, Oct 19
  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 6

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

Thu, Oct 20
  • 8:00am - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    I Am Because We Are - Rains Retreat - Day 7

    Retreat
    Singhashri

    “I am because we are” is a traditional saying from the African Ubuntu tradition invoking the truth of interconnectedness and the promise of beloved community.

    We all yearn to find and engage with others in spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each doing our own work in authentic connection with one another.

    This is the ideal of Beloved Community.

    Our dharma practice provides a crucible where we hold the more...

  • 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 practice developed by Triratna Order Members Sudaka and Sadhita  with a specialised focus on more...

Tue, Oct 25
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Mantrayāna - The Way of the Mantras' - Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    As part of our current format on Sangha Nights, every six weeks we are having an special event where we do something more fun and out of the ordinary. The first of these is going to be…

    ‘Mantrayāna – The Way of the Mantras’


    ‘The chanting of mantras represents the real possibility for our energies to be radically transformed so that we can manifest the qualities of enlightenment which are buried deep within us.’ – (Bhante more...

Wed, Oct 26
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Vision & Daily Life - Follow-on Course

    Introductory Introductory Meditation

    Establish a regular meditation practice and integrate the teachings you find helpful into your daily life. We will be exploring the classic Buddhist teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path for these practical and engaging sessions. This 6 week course combines teaching, discussion and meditation.

    This is a 6-week course starting on 26th October 2022 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

    Open to all who’ve done an intro course with us at any time.

    This is an in more...

Thu, Oct 27
  • 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 practice developed by Triratna Order Members Sudaka and Sadhita  with a specialised focus on more...

Sun, Oct 30

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