What’s On

What’s On

January 2024

Available events: Aged 18 - 35 Arts Introductory Introductory Meditation Advanced Meditation Sangha Sangha Works Sangha Night Intermediate Meditation Yoga

Wed, Jan 03
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    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...

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

Fri, Jan 05
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    Kshanti: The Yearning and Yielding of the Heart

    “The urge to Enlightenment, the urge to something above and beyond the world, is innate in all life, but it is a blind urge, like that of a plant groping for the light.” – Sangharakshita (The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment)

    How do we contact and honour the deep yearning to grow which is ever-present within our own hearts? Can we yield to this same desire in the myriad living beings which surround us, even more...

Tue, Jan 09
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    The Heart Sutra - at Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    The Heart Sutra Course – 9 January to 13 February

    “If we really know the Heart Sutra, in a sense we know everything” – Sangharakshita

    The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st more...

Wed, Jan 10
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    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

    The lunchtime meditation class runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. It is suitable for all those who have learnt and are practicing the system of meditation as taught within Triratna.

    This spring term we will be particularly focusing on Loving Kindness. Each class includes some instruction, some preparatory bodywork and of course meditation.  If you have time you are encouraged to stay on afterwards for our class group discussion about our meditation from 2 till more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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, Jan 11
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

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

    Claire-Louise

    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 where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

Sun, Jan 14
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Make & Meditate

    Arts

    So here we are at the start of a new calendar year. An opportunity to take stock of where we are and what we would like to move towards. There may be aspects of our lives we would we like to nourish and maybe aspects we would like to leave behind. Traditionally this is the time of New Year resolutions – made with good intention but often unrealistic and hard to keep.

    In this first Make & Meditate morning of 2024 we will be using collaging as a way of playfully looking more...

Mon, Jan 15
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Introductory Course - Buddhism & Meditation

    Introductory Introductory Meditation

    Uncover genuine ease, contentment and meaning in life through exploring profound yet simple teachings. Come together with others to learn, discuss and discover the means to uncover how to become the change you want to see.

    Each evening will be partly introducing meditation and partly about the Buddhist context, that helps meditation to be a real power for change. There will be input from the experienced teaching team plus an opportunity for small group discussion. We will more...

Tue, Jan 16
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    The Heart Sutra Course – 9 January to 13 February

    The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st century Buddhists as we seek the Truth. Mining for insights that will help us as we work with our everyday experience of more...

Wed, Jan 17
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    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

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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, Jan 18
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

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

    Claire-Louise

    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 where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

Fri, Jan 19
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Silent & Simple: in meditation

    Advanced 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 and select Saturdays January – March inclusive.

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

Tue, Jan 23
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    The Heart Sutra Course – 9 January to 13 February

    The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st century Buddhists as we seek the Truth. Mining for insights that will help us as we work with our everyday experience of more...

Wed, Jan 24
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    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

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

  • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    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, Jan 25
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mindful Yoga

    Yoga

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

    Claire-Louise

    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 where the breath, body, and mind are interconnected and we more...

Sat, Jan 27
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Silent & Simple: in meditation

    Advanced 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 and select Saturdays January – March inclusive.

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

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    The Heart Sutra Course – 9 January to 13 February

    The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st century Buddhists as we seek the Truth. Mining for insights that will help us as we work with our everyday experience of more...

Wed, Jan 31
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    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

    The lunchtime class is a weekly class that runs between 1 and 2pm on Wednesdays. If you have time you can stay on afterwards for our class group discussion from 2 till 2.30pm. With Bhadra, Clare and Claire-Louise.

    By donation, no need to book.

    Explore meditation further with this friendly class.

    There is an optional half hour after the class to sit and discuss your experience.

    Suitable for those who have completed an intro course with more...

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

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