What’s On

What’s On

April 2024

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

Tue, Apr 02
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Our weekly community night.

    More info to follow…

    For those who have attended an introductory course at any time or have equivalent experience. Get in touch if you’re not sure – info@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

    We don’t charge a set amount for our classes so everyone can access them. Please give within your means for our classes to help support this community to grow. Give here, or even better set up a monthly donation to help us more...

Wed, Apr 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...

  • 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, Apr 04
  • 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, Apr 05
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Aged 18 - 35

    We are delighted to have Jayaraja, chair of Alfoxton Retreat Centre, offering this workshop on mindful communication. It will be about sharing communication skills, on how to speak from the heart, with honesty and compassion. How to listen and understand the inner world of another to build connection and trust. He will be drawing from the work of Marshall Rosenberg (NVC), Dan Siegel (Interpersonal Neurobiology), and the Buddha’s teaching on skilful speech. It is also likely to include more...

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Our weekly community night.

    More info to follow…

    For those who have attended an introductory course at any time or have equivalent experience. Get in touch if you’re not sure – info@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

    We don’t charge a set amount for our classes so everyone can access them. Please give within your means for our classes to help support this community to grow. Give here, or even better set up a monthly donation to help us more...

Wed, Apr 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 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, Apr 11
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    CANCELLED - 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 more...

Sat, Apr 13
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    People of Colour Retreat Day

    Retreat

    ‘Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt,

    So too has my teaching but one taste… the taste of freedom.‘

    -The Buddha

    How does the Buddha’s teaching on freedom relate to us as people of colour?

    The Bristol day retreat is a unique opportunity to come together and explore the path to liberation through Buddhist meditation practices, discussions, and chanting.

    Come along and join us whether you’ve more...

Sun, Apr 14
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Mind Reactive and Creative - Day Retreat

    Introductory Retreat

    A whole day to find your own ways to develop sensitivity to the territory between your
    feelings and responses. This crucial space is where we can effect real change in our
    lives. Through teaching, discussion, reflection and meditation we will help you open
    into this fruitful point of freedom.

    With Bhadra and team.


    Suitable for everyone who has completed an introductory course at any time.
    Booking essential. Please bring vegetarian/ vegan lunch to more...

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    ‘What is the Sangha?’ The Individual and the Spiritual Community. 

    ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is the central act of Buddhist life. While we may feel that we have an idea of who the Buddha was and of the importance of his teaching, by reading books and attending meditation classes, the third ‘jewel’, that of the Sangha, really needs to be experienced for oneself. This should ideally involve active participation in the more...

Wed, Apr 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, Apr 18
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    CANCELLED - 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...

Tue, Apr 23
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    ‘What is the Sangha?’ The Individual and the Spiritual Community. 

    ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is the central act of Buddhist life. While we may feel that we have an idea of who the Buddha was and of the importance of his teaching, by reading books and attending meditation classes, the third ‘jewel’, that of the Sangha, really needs to be experienced for oneself. This should ideally involve active participation in the more...

Wed, Apr 24
  • 10:00am - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    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
    booking not required
    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
    booking not required
    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, Apr 25
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    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, Apr 27
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Silent & Simple: in Meditation

    Advanced Meditation Sangha

    For experienced meditators who are able to sit for 50mins unguided.

    50min unguided sit, 20min walking, and another sit.

    Join Nirajadhi and friends for a silent and simple session of practice.

    11am PROMPT start. Doors open 10:50am.

    Last Saturday of the month (except July, August and December).

    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 a more...

Sun, Apr 28
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Make & Meditate

    Mindful Mending and the Art of Repair.


    Are your favourite jumpers showing signs of wear?

    Do your socks and tights have holes in them?

    Then join us for a morning of slow stitching and mindful repair where we’ll explore a variety of techniques for restoring our old, worn and damaged clothing.


    Why mend?

    Despite living in a time when textiles are relatively cheap and available the art of mending is witnessing more...

Tue, Apr 30
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    ‘What is the Sangha?’ The Individual and the Spiritual Community. 

    ‘Going for Refuge’ to the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha is the central act of Buddhist life. While we may feel that we have an idea of who the Buddha was and of the importance of his teaching, by reading books and attending meditation classes, the third ‘jewel’, that of the Sangha, really needs to be experienced for oneself. This should ideally involve active participation in the more...

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