Buddhist Centre Programme for Autumn 2021
The current programme of evening meditation, discourse and discussion and weekend Buddhism courses.
Buddhist teachings are traditionally given freely, but the Centre relies on voluntary support. If you wish to contribute, suitable donations are: evening/day classes £3.50/£1.50 waged/unwaged; weekend courses suggested donations per day £10 waged. At weekends, a light lunch is normally available but you are welcome to bring your own food.
We do not provide printed programmes. Please check this website from time to time for updates on the programme.
The Spring 2022 Programme will start on Monday 10 January.
6 September – 13 December, 7.30 – 9.00pm
Drop-in meditation classes. Simple guided meditations to develop a peaceful mind and a happy heart. Suitable for all. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.
Silent Sitting Meditation
8 September – 15 December, 7.30 – 8.15pm
A silent, unguided sitting meditation of about 45 minutes. Suitable for those with prior experience. These sessions may not always go ahead, so please check with firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.
May we be well.
May we be peaceful.
May we be free from suffering.
May we be happy.
The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
9 September – 16 December, 7.30 – 9.00pm
The Buddha taught us ‘how’ we exist as summarised in the Wheel of Life, or Twelve Links of Dependent Origination. This represents our conditioned existence as sentient beings. We continue to ‘become’ from moment to moment, and from life to life, in an unsatisfactory cycle unless we understand these links and break them.. There will be time for questions and answers. Suitable for all.
(We may be combining Thursday evenings in the shrine room with an on-line Zoom link, please email email@example.com)
We are expecting a visit by Geshe Tenzin Osel (Geshe Graham Woodhouse) in September/October. Teachings will be held at Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre and the Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in Wales. Details to follow.
The following are Tsog Days during this programme:
- Thursday 15 September
- Friday 1 October
- Friday 15 October
- Sunday 31 October
- Sunday 14 November
- Monday 29 November
- Monday 13 December
The following are Festival Days:
- Wednesday 27 October: Buddha’s return from heaven
- Wednesday 29 December: Tsongkhapa
Last Updated on 1st August 2021