Latest News - published in March 2018

Introduction to Buddhism Course – 6 Saturday Mornings from 14th April

  On these Saturday Morning drop-ins we’ll be teaching meditation from scratch and exploring the very practical Buddhist teachings on how to achieve more peace and contentment in our lives. The course will look at The Worldly Winds – those ups and downs which blow us off course in our lives and cause us to suffer. We’ll be looking at effective and practical ways to deal with loss, disapproval, blame and pain and exploring how to deal with the ending of those things which have given us pleasure and happiness. This course is aimed at people who are only just beginning to explore Buddhism but it is open to everyone – beginners and those with an established practice. No need to book, just turn up! There is no charge but we would appreciate a voluntary donation of £6 – £8 per session from those who are able to help in this way. The course will end with a Day Retreat on Saturday 26 May from 10.30 until 4.00 pm    ... Read more

Women’s Day Retreat

Saturday 17th March 10am to 4pm Feeding the Fire of Transformation Open to all women with a regular meditation practice Please bring veggie/vegan food to share A day exploring our personal practice through meditation and study. We’ll be looking at, and reflecting on the Bhumija Sutta where the Buddha uses four similes to make his point about practice. He says that ineffective practice is like trying to light a fire with wet wood and can never really succeed, whereas appropriate effort inevitably leads to success. We’ll be exploring this teaching in relation to the conditions and challenges of our own day-to-day lives. Led by Shakyapada and Dharmasetu This is a dana event so there is no set charge and everyone is welcome regardless of any ability to pay. However a donation would be greatly appreciated and help keep all events open to everyone. Suggested donation is £25 but please give what you can (or nothing at... Read more