Other Classes and Events

Three-Course Vegan Fundraising Feast

Saturday 1 July, 7.00 for 7.30 – 9.30pm
Giles and his team warmly invite you to join them for this summer vegan banquet held to raise funds for the Buddhist Centre’s new boiler. There is a £20 charge (or £12 concessionary rate) for the feast, payable in advance. Booking is essential. To do so, and for information on how to pay, contact the Buddhist Centre office on 0121 449 5279 or info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk.

Open Afternoon

Saturday 8 July 2.00pm
A chance to explore the Buddhist Centre, relax with tea and cake in the spacious garden, look around the various shrine rooms, try a meditation taster or find out about Buddhism in a Q and A session.
Refreshments from 1.30pm
2.00pm Guided tour
3.00pm Meditation taster session
4.00pm Q&A on Buddhism and meditation
5.00pm Finish

Yoga Studio Open Day

Free One Hour Yoga Taster Sessions

Saturday 8 July, starting at 10.00am, 11.30am and 2.00pm
Interested in Yoga but unsure if it’s for you? Why not try one of these free Yoga taster sessions with a qualified Iyenger Yoga teacher to help start you off.
For more information about Iyenger Yoga, visit the yoga studio’s website.

Awareness to Insight: A day of meditation and reflection with Vajradevi, focusing on Awareness and Right View

Sunday 24 September, 10.00am – 4.30pm

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a simple practice of ongoing awareness help us know the nature of reality? How can Right View, or Dharma perspective, liberate the mind and heart from dukkha?

Cultivating an awareness that is both receptive and reflexive, we will use the Buddha’s words from the Satipatthana Sutta, to put this profound yet accessible teaching into practice.

 Open to men and women with at least 6 months experience of Triratna meditations.

Please bring vegetarian/vegan food to share for lunch.  Like all our sangha events the day is run by donation, please contribute to Vajradevi’s travel expenses and support the Buddhist Centre to continue to communicate the Dharma across the West Midlands.

Vajradevi has been practising and teaching mindfulness with a strong insight dimension for many years. To further her practice she has been on a number of long retreats with specialists on satipatthana in Burma and the US. Between 2000-2007 (based in Birmingham) , with Sagarasri, she spearheaded Akashavana, our womens ordination retreat centre, in Spain. While in Birminahm Vajradevi taught regularly at the Buddhist Centre. You can read her meditation blog at www.uncontrivedmindfulness.net

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