Buddhism for Beginners part 2

Six Saturdays Afternoons from 26th Jan - 23rd Mar

(Excluding the 3rd saturdays of the month)

In the course we will look at aspects of the Three Jewels

The Buddha

  • Gautama’s life from warrior prince to Enlightened Being.
  • Exploring the Man, the Myth, and the Archetype.
  • Opening up to The Buddha’s experience,  quest and vision.

The Dharma 

‘Thus have I heard………’  The Dharma from its oral tradition to the Sutras.

  • The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
  • Suttas and  practices :  
  • The Satipatthana Sutta and Mindfulness of Breathing.
  •  The  Karaniya Metta Sutta and Metta Bhavana 
  • Mahayana Buddhism  and Truth beyond words. 

The Sangha 

  • Looking at the spiritual community around the Triratna Community and Order.  Centres provide a context, giving us the opportunity of giving and receiving mutual support for our deepening practice.
  • Introducing the Archetypal Buddha and the Bodhisattvas.  Looking into the realms of purity that can be discovered in the depths of meditation with imagination.
  • The Buddha from Beyond. Looking beyond what can be imagined. Here we will discuss and explore the place of ritual in Buddhism and in particular the place of Puja.

Recommended contributions : £40 (£30 concession)

LGBTQIA inclusive.

A Couple of key events over the next week

Presidents Visit by Arthapriya on 14th to 17th December 2018

49th Day ritual for Sangharakshita – Tuesday 18th December

Updated:4th December 2018

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Regular Classes

Updated:15th October 2018

Tuesday 13:00-13:55 Lunchtime meditation
Wednesday 07:30-08:30 Early Morning meditation
Wednesday 19:30-21:30 Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Thursday 19:00-21:30 Dharma study Night Introduction 4th October with 6 week courses suitable for those that have some understanding of the Dharma as covered in our level 1 and level 2 courses.Note the 19:00 start. Information sheet on the Dharma Night format.

Friday 19:30-21:15 Practice night
Saturday 10:30-12:30 Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation
Sunday 18:30-20:00 8 Step Recovery Meeting