What’s On

What’s On

November 2023

Available events: Aged 18 - 35 Retreat Mitra Order Members Sangha Singing Friday Night Meditation Sangha Night Intermediate Meditation Introductory Introductory Meditation Bodywork Yoga Sangha Works

Wed, Nov 01
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    This term, up until the end of December, we will be exploring our third meditation of the year, Just Sitting or Simply Being.

    This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.

    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our experience?

    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate experience, simply what is here. It points towards more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Nov 02
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – Thursdays

    Claire-Louise

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance more...

Fri, Nov 03
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Metta - more than just 'being nice'? - Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    Meditation can be a powerful, transformative practice which we can make a part of our daily lives, and the good news is we can all learn how to do it! Yet, it is possible to overlook the importance of metta – an approach of loving kindness and appreciation – in our meditation. On the first Friday of November, you are warmly invited to join us for an evening where we will be looking at metta as an integral part of meditation and Buddhist practice; exploring a bit about what more...

Tue, Nov 07
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sunlight on Snow - at Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Sunlight on snow

    Over the course of this year’s sangha nights we have travelled around the mandala of the five Buddhas.  We arrive now at its Centre and are met by the Buddha Vairocana, the Illuminator.  As we approach we hear the roar of his golden lions, and are dazzled by his brilliant white light, the colour of sunlight on snow. However, once inside his realm, we see that his figure is serene and welcoming.  And that he holds to his heart the golden more...

Wed, Nov 08
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    This term, up until the end of December, we will be exploring our third meditation of the year, Just Sitting or Simply Being.

    This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.

    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our experience?

    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate experience, simply what is here. It points towards more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Nov 09
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – Thursdays

    Claire-Louise

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance more...

Sat, Nov 11
  • 10:30am - 4:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    People of Colour Meditation Day Retreat

    Retreat

    🌟 “Discovering the Radiance Within: A Journey of Light and Meditation” 🌟

    As daylight shortens and darkness begins to surround us, we invite you to find the light within yourself and our supportive community of like-minded individuals.

    This November, we’ll gather for a day of practice and connection to learn and embrace the transformative power of meditation. Alongside others, both new and regular, we’ll create a space for connection, practice, more...

Sun, Nov 12
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Hearing the Lion's Roar: Pali Canon

    Mitra Order Members Sangha

    For Order Members and Mitras only

    The Heart’s Release

    Just as if a mighty conch-blower were to sound out a proclamation, reaching into to all four quarters of the world; so by this liberation of the heart through loving-kindness nothing remains untouched 

    In our third and final Pali Canon day we will be exploring the Buddha’s teachings on metta.   Suffusing the entire world with its radiance, metta is a door to the more...

Tue, Nov 14
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Singers

    Sangha Singing

    join us every other Tuesday from 6-7pm for a mantra and singing workshop.

    Experience the joy of singing with others as we learn songs, melodies and harmonies from within the Buddhist tradition and beyond, from all over the world.

    If there are mantras/songs you’ve sung previously and would like a chance to sing them again, you’re really welcome to share this with us!

    With Hannah, Stefan and Suzie

    No experience needed – open to all those in the sangha more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    “The gift that Vairocana gives us is the responsibility of sharing what we have learned with others.
    The final lesson of the Mandala is that no experience is complete until it has been communicated.”
    [Vessantara : ‘Meeting the Buddhas”]


    As we reach the end of our year exploring the Five Buddha Mandala, this evening we will take as our
    starting point the ‘teaching mudra’ or hand gesture of Vairocana, the Buddha of Illumination at the
    centre of the more...

Wed, Nov 15
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    This term, up until the end of December, we will be exploring our third meditation of the year, Just Sitting or Simply Being.

    This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.

    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our experience?

    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate experience, simply what is here. It points towards more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Nov 16
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – Thursdays

    Claire-Louise

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance more...

Fri, Nov 17
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Silent & Simple Meditation

    Friday Night Meditation Sangha

    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.

    50 min sit, 20 min walking, 40 min sit unguided.

    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 classes so income isn’t more...

Sun, Nov 19
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    In the Realm of the Cyberloka: Retreat Day

    Retreat

    Do you ever feel weighed down by the hyperavailability of information online, or by superstimulation? Do you find yourself angsting over what and how to broadcast on social media? If so, you are definitely not alone. 

    We are really excited to invite you to be part of these conversations looking at how we can navigate the challenges of dwelling in the digital realm – the ‘Cyberloka’; seeing how we can use Buddhist insights more...

Tue, Nov 21
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Tonight Maitrijyoti leads us into the realm of Vairocana

    ‘In Vairocana theres a vision of complete confidence in knowing how things are because we ARE how things are’  Vessantara.

    The central Buddha Vairocana radiates, prevades and illuminates space in all directions.  This week we turn to and explore Vairocanas element, that of space.  In doing so we can allow more aspects of our being to meet the open space of awareness, as we begin to relax more...

Wed, Nov 22
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    This term, up until the end of December, we will be exploring our third meditation of the year, Just Sitting or Simply Being.

    This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.

    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our experience?

    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate experience, simply what is here. It points towards more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Nov 23
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – Thursdays

    Claire-Louise

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance more...

Tue, Nov 28
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Singers

    Sangha Singing

    Join us every other Tuesday from 6-7pm for a mantra and singing workshop.

    Experience the joy of singing with others as we learn songs, melodies and harmonies from within the Buddhist tradition and beyond, from all over the world.

    If there are mantras/songs you’ve sung previously and would like a chance to sing them again, you’re really welcome to share this with us!

    With Hannah, Stefan and Suzie

    No experience needed – open to all those in the sangha more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    By virtue of the golden wheel that he turns in his hands, Vairocana is associated with sovereignty, this being the emblem of the ‘wheel turning monarch’ – the ruler that governs in accordance with Buddhist teachings. A real life example of such a ruler is the Emperor Ashoka the Great, who ruled an enormous empire over two thousand years ago. But what does it mean to live in accordance with the Buddhist teachings, especially when you have responsibility for the lives more...

Wed, Nov 29
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Sangha Works

    The shape of Sangha (community) Works is a gentle group check in 10am-10:30am, 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.

    Stay on after for the lunchtime meditation class (1-2.30pm)  or just turn up to dip your toe into the Triratna sangha atmosphere!

    Join us 10am-midday every Wednesday.

    Please more...

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Intermediate Meditation Class

    Intermediate Meditation Sangha

    This term, up until the end of December, we will be exploring our third meditation of the year, Just Sitting or Simply Being.

    This mediation compliments the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana but at the same time is its own standalone practice.

    Much of our lives are taken up with doing. How can we simply be with our experience?

    The simply being practice is about resting in the flow of immediate experience, simply what is here. It points towards more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Meditation for Beginners

    Introductory 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, Nov 30
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Bodywork Yoga

    5:30pm – 6:30pm – Thursdays

    Claire-Louise

    My name is Claire-Louise and I have been teaching Scaravelli inspired hatha yoga classes in Bristol since 2006. 

    I see yoga as more of an art form than a form of exercise. If we can engage our curiosity whilst moving with the breath, then yoga  is like experimenting with the melody, tone, volume and pitch of the body. 

    In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance more...

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