Other Classes and Events

Buddhist Centre Open Choir


Friday 28 September, 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

 



International Practice Week


22-29 September

Held on the same week at Triratna Centres around the world, International Practice Week offers an opportunity to deepen our practice in our daily lives. This year’s theme is “Turning Arrows into Flowers”, drawing on the enlightenment experience of the Buddha and the Seven-Point Mind Training.

There will be full day retreats (10.00am-5.00pm) on Saturday 22 and Saturday 29 September, led by Khemadana – please bring vegan or vegetarian food to share – and other support to help us to meet the challenges of practising the Dharma in the context of our everyday lives. At the start of the week we will set up practices to help us meet our daily challenges, and review at the end of the week how we can maintain the momentum of our Dharma practice.

Booking esential: Call the Buddhist Centre on 0121 449 5279 (please leave a message and we will call you back) or email info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk

No charge for this event, but please do make a donation.



Cait becomes ….? Welcome to a new member of the Triratna Buddhist Order


Sunday 30 September, 2.00-4.00pm

Come and help celebrate the Ordination of Danajoti, who by then will have returned, with her preceptor, Maitrisara, from two weeks at Akashavana in Spain.

So say hello to Birmingham’s newest Order member. The event will be family-friendly and there will be art activities for all ages and lots of cake! All welcome.

 



Poetry Writing Workshop


Sunday 21 October, 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.

 



Reflection Morning


Saturday 21 October, 9.00am (for meditation) or 10.00am (for reflection) – 1.00pm

Guided reflection for those wishing to take their practice deeper – open to anyone who has completed an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Course.

No charge – please make a donation to the Buddhist Centre.


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.



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