Buddhist Centre Programme for Summer 2021
While the coronavirus restrictions continue, we are unable to meet at the Centre. Meanwhile, Monday and Thursday evening sessions continue via Zoom. Please see the News page.
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 Autumn 2021 Programme will start on Monday 6 September.
Basic Meditation – on-line until we can re-open!
12 April – 26 July, 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.
The on-line Zoom link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8998457002
Silent Sitting Meditation – awaiting Centre re-opening
14 April – 28 July, 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 email@example.com to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.
The Four Noble Truths – on-line until we can re-open!
15 April – 29 July, 7.30 – 9.00pm
The Buddha diagnosed the nature of our existence as characterised by ‘dukkha‘ (stress, restlessness, unsatisfactoriness) and explained how this arises. He found liberation from this state and taught the path to reach it. His teachings are encompassed in the ‘Four Noble Truths’. Following a short introduction and reflection, we shall discuss these teachings.
We have sixteen sessions during this programme so we will be reviewing the truths in order, four times. There will be time for questions and answers. Suitable for all.
For the on-line Zoom link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to uncertainties about what anti-covid restrictions will be imposed, we are unable to timetable any weekend events in this programme. However, in coordination with Jamyang Bath, we have provisional arrangements for some events over the weekend 9 – 11 July 2021 led by Geshe Namdak.
The following are Tsog Days during this programme:
- Thursday 22 April
- Thursday 6 May
- Friday 21 May
- Friday 4 June
- Sunday 20 June
- Sunday 4 July
- Monday 19 July
The following are Festival Days:
- Wednesday 26 May: Buddha’s Birth, Death and Parinirvana
- Wednesday 14 July: Buddha’s First Teaching
Last Updated on 29th March 2021