Other Classes and Events

Reflection Morning [CANCELLED]

Saturday 17 November

Our apologies. The organisers have had to cancel this event. The next Reflection Morning will be on Sunday 16 December from 9.00am.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Sunday 2 December, 10.00am-12.30pm

Come and join a friendly poetry workshop run by Roz Goddard.

Open to poets at all levels of experience. Expect plenty of stimulus for your writing, feedback, tea and poetry drafts to take away and work on. All in the beautiful setting of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.

Places are limited so please book via the Buddhist Centre office on 0121 449 5279 or at info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk.

No charge: Please make a donation to the Buddhist Centre.

Roz Goddard is a former poet laureate of Birmingham and an experienced poetry workshop leader. Her fifth collection of poetry, Spill, was published by Flarestack Poets in 2018.

Buddhist Centre Open Choir

Friday 7 December, 6.30-7.30pm

No experience of harmony singing or reading music necessary. 7.30pm-8.30pm we will practise more complex pieces but you are welcome to stay or leave at that point.

Fortnightly group meeting – come to as many as you are able to. Just turn up on the night. No charge – please make a donation.

More information from Maitrisara  maitrisara1@gmail.com or Vipulakirti vipulakirti@gmail.com


Note: The choir will not be meeting in November.


Non-Residential Weekend Retreat

The Art of Self Compassion: How can the Dharma help us when we suffer? 
Saturday 29 December and Sunday 30 December, 10.00am – 5.00pm both days

Harsh judgement of ourselves – for not living up to the standards we set ourselves – seems to be a common human affliction. If we make a mistake, compare ourselves with somebody “better” or get criticised and blamed by others, our ability to feel metta for ourselves can be put to the test. How can we bring mindful, compassionate attention to this common cause of suffering? We will explore these themes through talks, workshops, ritual, meditation and discussion.

Led by Shantiprabha, Sagarasri and Maitrisara. Please attend for both days. Open to anyone who has completed an introductory course or familiar with the meditation practices: mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana. No charge – please make a donation. Bring lunch to share.
Please book with the Buddhist Centre Office at info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk or on 0121 449 5279.

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