What’s On

What’s On

May 2024

Available events: Sangha Advanced Meditation Festival Sangha Works Introductory Meditation Sangha Night Intermediate Meditation Yoga

Wed, May 01
  • 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, May 02
  • 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...

Tue, May 07
  • 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, May 08
  • 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, May 09
  • 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...

Sun, May 12
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Liberating our money stories

    Sangha

    Buddhism offers the light of kind attention and reflection on all the views that create and maintain our sense of self and world. Buddhist practice helps us see with greater clarity which views bind and those which expand, loosen and ultimately free us.


    Through exercises, discussion and play this day will help us shine the light of kind awareness on our “money stories”. This term is shorthand for all the views that we have learnt or created for ourselves that define more...

Tue, May 14
  • 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, May 15
  • 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, May 16
  • 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...

Tue, May 21
  • 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, May 22
  • 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, May 23
  • 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, May 25
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    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.

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

    Please note this class starts promptly on time – please arrive 10mins early.

    Our Centre runs on more...

Sun, May 26
  • 11:00am - 9:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Buddha Day Festival Images of Enlightenment

    Festival Sangha

    Our Buddha Day Festival will explore how symbolism through images helps us to connect with the myth of the Buddhas enlightenment.

    Images of enlightenment

    Hannah, Nirajadhi and Bhadra are excited to offer a full day and evenings activities exploring this theme in celebration of the Buddha which includes sutra readings, meditation, painting, singing, celebratory puja and a talk on the symbolism of the more...

Tue, May 28
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    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, May 29
  • 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, May 30
  • 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...

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