What Is Missing In My Life?’ Day Retreat with Christopher Titmuss

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  • 19th January 2019
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Our mind can easily caught up in what is missing in our life – love, a role, peace of mind, children, success, intimacy, fulfilment and more. We live a life torn between what is present and what is absent. The duality of presence and absence generates stress, feelings of failure and time pressure. There are (more…)

‘What Does Meditation Bring to Our Lives?’- Day Retreat with Jiva Masheder

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  • 29th September 2018
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

What does meditation practice bring to our lives?   Maybe you have a vague sense that ‘meditation is good for me’, or maybe you’ve heard that it’s beneficial but aren’t really sure what it can do for you. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced meditator, these questions are worth exploring.   Join me on this (more…)

A Day of Practice with Ajahn Amaro

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  • 18th August 2018
    9:15 am - 4:30 pm

Ajahn Amaro the abbot of Amaravati has kindly offered to return this year to teach and lead us in a day of practice on the theme of Dependent Origination. Please come and join us in the conference room (south wing) at community base. Please be here by 9:15 so We can have a prompt start (more…)

Sangha Sunday 24th June 2018 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

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  • 24th June 2018
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

You are welcome to join us for this morning of shared practice. This will be followed by discussion and time to chat and partake of some refreshments and a shared vegetarian lunch. Everyone welcome. This venue is fully accessible. Downstairs at Anahata (Buzzer 6) (more…)

Awakening Together: Mindfulness, Neuroscience & Diversity

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  • 6th May 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Through sitting and walking meditation, guided instructions, dharma talks and discussion, we will explore experientially how best we can access, and keep exploring, what it is to be present with ourselves and others. We will explore mindfulness in the context of the Buddha’s teachings, and how neuroscience helps us in our understanding of unconscious bias. (more…)

Heart of Meditation – an introduction to Formless Meditation

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  • Heart of Meditation
    24th March 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one day introduction to Formless Meditation, led by Ian Mackenzie (Sherab Dorjay) and Sheile Roche (Namka Nyima), both Students of Lama Shenpen Hookham. What is Formless Meditation? Meditation is at the heart of all Buddhist practice. People are often drawn to meditation for a variety of reasons such as becoming less stressed, more relaxed, greater (more…)

Compassion and Self-care for LGBTQ People Lama Rod Owens

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  • Compassion and Self-care for LGBTQ People
    20th April 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this evening session for the LGBTQ community, Lama Rod Owens, seeks to address the trauma that many of us experience as marginalised people. Compassion lies at the heart of our effectiveness to change, but how do we define compassion for ourselves? What practices and strategies from Buddhist teachings can we summon to aid us (more…)

Dharma for Marginalised People Lama Rod Owens

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  • Self Care for Marginalised People Lama Rod Owens
    21st April 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

All over the world there are new threats impacting the well-being of people and communities marginalized due to race, sexuality, gender, mental health and economics. Compassion lies at the heart of our effectiveness to change, but how do we define compassion for ourselves? What practices and strategies from Buddhist teachings can we summon to aid (more…)

Sangha Sunday 4th February 2018 11.00 to 1.00

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  • Sangha Sunday
    4th February 2018
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For this morning of shared practice, Ian, from the Awakened Heart Sangha, will lead us in a session of meditation in the tradition of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. This will be followed by discussion and shared refreshments. Everyone welcome. This venue has level access. (more…)

Day retreat on Cultivating a Balanced Mind with Jiva Masheder and Jenny Wilks

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  • 17th February 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This retreat is a culmination of the 3 classes preceding although you are also welcome to attend if you have not come to the classes. We will be drawing on fundamental Dharma teachings to cultivate a balanced mind (equanimity) in the face of life’s inevitable ups and downs, joys and sorrows. The day will include (more…)