Retreats / Day Events
Staying afloat in choppy waters
Satipatthana Meditation Morning
Sun 28 Feb
10 – 12 noon
Online via Zoom
Every moment our life is subject to change even in so-called normal circumstances, and especially so in this time of covid. When things go well for us, it’s easy to maintain some positivity, but how do we stay afloat when the waters get really choppy? This meditation morning will develop stability, using body-based meditations and teachings from the Satipatthana Sutta (Foundations of Mindfulness).
You don’t need to have any previous knowledge or experience of Satipatthana, but ideally you would have at least a year of meditation experience behind you and a currently active meditation practice.
Led by Bodhivajra
£15 or £12 concession
*PLEASE BOOK BY 3PM ON FRI 26 FEB so that we can send you the Zoom link*
Enlightenment as Experience & Non-experience
A study morning for Order Members and Mitras, with our Centre President Paramabandhu
Sunday 7 March
Join us on Zoom for a chance to study with Paramabandhu
In Bhante Sangharakshita’s seminal lecture, Enlightenment as Experience and Non-Experience, Bhante explores how our conception of the goal can help or hinder us. In this study morning, we will look at his ideas, including our conception of the goal and of ourselves as practitioners, and how this may affect our practice of and progress in the dharma life.
It promises to be a great morning of study and a chance to connect with each other.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
10.30am - 1pm
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The Five Lockdown Buddhas - A Sangha Weekend Retreat (online)
How can our Buddhist practices help us through these difficult months of lockdown and beyond? The qualities we need are found in the enlightened wisdoms of the Five Jinas which form a beautiful multi-coloured mandala.
With the help of periods of meditation, reflection, short talks, and devotional practice, we will explore these qualities which are already seeded within us.
This retreat is for Order Members, Mitras and anyone who has been meditating with us for at least a year.
Friday 19 March 7.30pm to Sunday 21 March 12.30pm
Led by Sarvananda, Bodhivajra and Vajraguptā
Cost £50 or £30 concession
The broad programme is:
Friday evening 7.30 - 9pm
7.00 - 8.15am Meditation
10.00 - 10.50am
10.50 - 11.10am Tea Break
11.10 - 12pm
4.00 - 5.30pm
7.30 - 9pm
7.00 - 8.15am Meditation
10.00 - 12.30pm