What’s On

What’s On

Announcement!! We are taking bookings for the Summer Sangha Retreat. More info & booking here. (Please book ASAP our reserved places will be given away at the end of February).

February 2023

Available events: Intermediate Meditation Sangha Meditation Sangha Works Introductory Meditation Bodywork Yoga Aged 18 - 35 Sangha Night Qigong Going Deeper Festival Introductory

Wed, Feb 01
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation Class (intermediate)

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha Meditation

    During this term, up until April, we will be exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. The tradition of mindfulness in spiritual practice is well established. But what is mindfulness and where does it lead? How can we learn to develop this quality, especially in a world that so often seems to pull us in a different direction?


    In 2023 we will be exploring mindfulness through traditional Buddhist approaches but we will also be using innovative techniques to 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...

  • 5:45pm - 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, Feb 02
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – 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 mindful yoga, somatic more...

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

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    At January’s event we had an opportunity to practice mantra together and bathe in an evening of gorgeous sound and harmony. Following on from this, February’s event will be a chance to explore the Heart Sutra, a well-known text in Mahayana Buddhism which is part of this oral tradition of chanting.

    Come and join us as we take a look at these extraordinary verses! We’ll get to hear the text itself and to learn a bit about its meaning. There will also be a more...

Tue, Feb 07
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Let your poison be your cure! - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Let your poison be your cure!

    The vajra (or diamond thunderbolt) is a mysterious and profound symbol which is right at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism (also known as the Vajrayana).  It is associated with the mirror-like wisdom of the blue Buddha Akshobya.  The vajra has much to show us about the path to Enlightenment, including how to transform our ‘poisons’ (or unskilfulness)into wisdom.  Satyalila will share some glimpses into this mysterious world – more...

Wed, Feb 08
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation Class (intermediate)

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha Meditation

    During this term, up until April, we will be exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. The tradition of mindfulness in spiritual practice is well established. But what is mindfulness and where does it lead? How can we learn to develop this quality, especially in a world that so often seems to pull us in a different direction?


    In 2023 we will be exploring mindfulness through traditional Buddhist approaches but we will also be using innovative techniques to 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...

  • 5:45pm - 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, Feb 09
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – 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 mindful yoga, somatic more...

Fri, Feb 10
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Friday Morning Qigong

    Bodywork Qigong

    Please note the date for this event is now the 10th, not the 17th as previously advertised.

    “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 more...

Sat, Feb 11
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Going Deeper in Meditation

    Going Deeper

    Padmadrishti is supporting us to look into integration within meditation.

    Let’s have a deeper look together at what integration may mean in our practice. We will in particular explore how to integrate our mindfulness practice into different ways of being: simply sitting, simply walking, simply looking, simply being with others etc… and see what effect that has on our practice.

    Suitable for those with 3+ years of meditation practice experience within more...

Sun, Feb 12
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Parinirvana Day

    Festival

    In the face of impermanence, what do we turn to?  What can we trust to be true, lasting and satisfying?  In the last days before his final passing into Parinirvana the Buddha urged his followers to live with the Dhamma as your island, the Dhamma as your refuge, with no other refuge.   Join us on Parinirvana Day as we follow the Buddha’s final teachings and hear his call to take the Dharma into our hearts and minds. There will also be a space in the puja more...

Tue, Feb 14
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    More info to follow…

    Sangha Night is for the community (anyone who has done the intro course, or has been to the introductory classes for a number of months) to get together to talk, meditate, hear the teachings of the Buddha and discuss them.

    We are here today because the people before us have generously given to keep us going. All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. more...

Wed, Feb 15
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation Class (intermediate)

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha Meditation

    During this term, up until April, we will be exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. The tradition of mindfulness in spiritual practice is well established. But what is mindfulness and where does it lead? How can we learn to develop this quality, especially in a world that so often seems to pull us in a different direction?


    In 2023 we will be exploring mindfulness through traditional Buddhist approaches but we will also be using innovative techniques to 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...

  • 5:45pm - 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, Feb 16
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – 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 mindful yoga, somatic more...

Fri, Feb 17
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    in person
    by donation

    Silent & Simple - Meditation Evening

    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.

    We will be meditating in 50 minute sits, with 10 minutes of walking meditation.

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

    Every third Friday of the month.

    Our Centre runs on generosity and the majority of our income is from donations. We don’t have fix rates for our more...

Tue, Feb 21
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    More info to follow…

    Sangha Night is for the community (anyone who has done the intro course, or has been to the introductory classes for a number of months) to get together to talk, meditate, hear the teachings of the Buddha and discuss them.

    We are here today because the people before us have generously given to keep us going. All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. more...

Wed, Feb 22
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation Class (intermediate)

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha Meditation

    We will be exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. The tradition of mindfulness in spiritual practice is well established. But what is mindfulness and where does it lead? How can we learn to develop this quality, especially in a world that so often seems to pull us in a different direction?


    In 2023 we will be exploring mindfulness through traditional Buddhist approaches but we will also be using innovative techniques to work with this quality. Including 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...

  • 5:45pm - 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, Feb 23
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – 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 mindful yoga, somatic more...

Mon, Feb 27
  • 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 (arrive from 7:15pm)

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

Tue, Feb 28
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    by donation

    Practice Evening - Being with Akshobya - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    Our last community night looking into the realm of the blue Buddha, Akshobya.
    This class will be a practice evening.

    With Singhamanas.

    Sangha Night is for the community (anyone who has done the intro course, or has been to the introductory classes for a number of months) to get together to talk, meditate, hear the teachings of the Buddha and discuss them.

    We are here today because the people before us have generously given to keep us more...

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