What’s On

What’s On

July 2024

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

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

    Sangha Night

    Tonight we will be continuing with our course Turning the Wheel of Life into Meaning, led by Bhadra.

    WISDOM AND POISON | 2nd July
    This final week we look at the relation between the mental poisons associated with each realm and the Buddha mandala – another image, this time of the wisdom of the liberated mind.

    Sangha Night is our regular get-together for members of the Bristol sangha. Each evening includes mixture of meditation, teaching and discussion more...

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

    Bristol Young Buddhists

    Urgyen Sangharakshita said that “commitment is primary, lifestyle is secondary.” What does living a Dharma life look like with no set lifestyle to follow?

    Kusalaraja will share his journey of finding the Dharma amidst the demands of raising small children and a busy career, highlighting both the highs and the lows.

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

    Sangha Night - Mitra ceremony

    Sangha Sangha Night

    This week, come and join us to witness one of the two rituals that our Sangha uses to mark and celebrate key moments in our individual journeys towards liberation. This evening we will be witnessing the Mitra ceremony for Hannah, Jolene, Emo, Robin and Hunter. Come and participate in, support and celebrate this significant moment.

    Sangha night is open to those who have attended an introductory course at any time or have equivalent experience. Get in touch if you’re not more...

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

    Mindful Yoga - CANCELLED TONIGHT

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Our weekly community night.

    16th July
    WORDS OF INSPIRATION

    “In this moment, there’s nothing to do, nowhere to go, no-one to be, no past or future, everything just is.”
    – Katie Byron

    During this sangha night evening there will an opportunity to hear from two Mitras on how the Dharma inspires them. There will also be time for you to reflect on what words of inspiration are more...

Wed, Jul 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...

Tomorrow
  • 10:00am - 5:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Dharma Festival Day

    Festival Sangha

    So far this year we’ve come together in February to mark the beauty and poignance of the Buddha’s paranirvana, and in May to joyfully celebrate the awe-inspiring wonder of his Enlightenment.

    Now, dear Sangha friends, you are warmly invited to come and celebrate Dharma Festival Day with us on Sunday 21st July from 10am until 5pm. Here we’ll have an opportunity to really appreciate the Buddha’s teachings which lead to freedom and celebrate how remarkable it more...

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Our weekly community night.

    23rd July
    WELCOMING BACK KAYAMOKSINI

    A special evening practicing together and welcoming back Kayamoksini (ex Joy from the Sangha Night team) who’s been on an extended ordination retreat in the remote mountains in Spain. Do come if you’re an old friend of Kayamoksini’s, or are simply curious about these retreats and what they encompass.

    For those who have attended an introductory more...

Wed, Jul 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...

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

    Sangha Night

    Sangha Sangha Night

    Our weekly community night.

    30th July
    SURYANAGA AND FUTURE DHARMA

    Tonight we are delighted to welcome visiting guest speaker Suryanaga from Future Dharma. Join us for an evening reflecting on the theme of gratitude and what we’ve been given, including the precious gift of the Dharma. The evening will include meditation, a short talk from Suryanaga, groups and an opportunity for questions about Future Dharma’s international projects. more...

Wed, Jul 31
  • 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...

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