Other Classes and Events

Get Out of Your Head!

Tuesday 19 December, 7.30-9.45pm
Come and explore the benefits and enjoyment to be found in embodied meditation in this practice evening led by Karunamani and Nagadevi.

Not-Christmas Lunch

25 December 12 noon for 1.00pm-4.00pm

Wondering what to do on 25 December?

Why not join Dharmashura for lunch at the Buddhist Centre?

An opportunity to get together for an afternoon of good food, good company, maybe some spontaneous entertainment, and just a bit of washing up.

If you can, bring your favourite festive vegan or vegetarian dishes to share.

No charge – but please do make a donation towards the Buddhist Centre’s running costs if you can.

The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is an alcohol-free environment.

Please book with the Buddhist Centre office by 20 December (at the latest) if you are intending to come. Call 0121 449 5279.

Mid-Winter Yoga Workshop

Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 December, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily

Prabhakara’s popular workshop is suitable for those with at least 6 months’ experience. Booking is initially open only to those who can attend all five days. Individual day places may be available after 8 December if spaces are still available. Cost: £120.00, (£90.00 concession). Early-bird bookings (before 8 December): £100.00, (£75.00 concession).

Booking essential: last year this workshop was fully booked. See Prabhakara or contact the Buddhist Centre office on 0121 449 5279 or info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk.

New Year Weekend Non-Residential Retreat: Bringing Light into the Darkness

7.30pm Friday 29 December – 3.00pm Sunday 31 December
How can we bring light into our lives at this time of year? What helps faith and inspiration to arise? What opportunities do the inevitable doubts, wounds and difficulties of life offer us? There will be meditation, talks, workshops, puja and time to get to know each other.
Led by Singhamati and Maitrisara, this will be like the usual weekend retreat, starting on Friday evening and finishing Sunday after lunchtime. The only difference is we will be based at the Buddhist Centre and going home each night to sleep in our own beds. So the idea is to come to all of it! Timings: Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm Saturday 8am (optional) or 9am-9pm, Sunday 8am (optional) or 9am – 3pm.
Food will be provided. The weekend is offered on a donation basis but we have a suggestion of £20/£40 as there are food costs to be covered. Do feel free to give more or less as you wish.
Booking essential. To book, please contact the Buddhist Centre Office by email: info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk or phone: 0121 449 5279.

Marking the Turning of the Year: New Year’s Eve

Sunday 31 December, 8.00pm-12.30am

Come and see the New Year in with Dharmashalin and other like-minded people. An evening of reflection, discussion, hot drinks and mince pies, culminating with meditation and puja over the New Year, setting our intention towards awareness and kindness in 2018.

Please bring vegan or vegetarian nibbles and soft drinks to share.

Mindfulness and Creative Writing Day Retreat

‘Opening up to the magic, meaning and mystery of the everyday’

Sunday 21 January, 10.00 am-4.00 pm

What would it mean to connect more deeply with the day to day activities of our lives?

Join Singhamati and Roz for a day of meditation, mindfulness exercises and creative writing that will encourage us to open our hearts and minds to the magic, meaning and mystery of our everyday lives. There will be periods of meditation, (both walking and sitting) and accessible writing exercises to help us uncover our innate, playful creativity. Also an opportunity to share writing we have produced in a supportive group setting (if we would like to).

This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience – no previous writing experience is needed.

Booking is essential, with a minimum number of 8 people to make the day viable and a maximum of 15 places to ensure an intimate space for sharing. To book email the office at info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk

Cost: There is no set fee for this event but we encourage you to give a donation to the Buddhist Centre for the day, if you can.

Lunch: Please bring vegan or vegetarian food for our shared buffet lunch.

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