Other Classes and Events

WAKE UP! The underlying message of the Buddha

Every Thursday, 1.00-2.00pm, open from 12.45 to chat

With Shuddhakirti and friends

Timeless questions are always with us: What is the meaning of life? Surely there must be more to life that this? And at times of crisis, maybe these questions are more alive than usual. The Buddha also asked these questions 2500 years ago, in relation to old age, sickness and death, which led to his great quest to be free, liberated, awakened. Finally he broke through and became Enlightened, a Buddha. What did he discover and how is it still relevant to us today?

Each week we will explore one of his teachings through a short guided meditation, a talk, then questions and discussion.

You’re welcome to come along if you are new to Buddhism or more experienced. No charge – please make a donation if you can. No need to book. Just join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83364985801

People of Colour Retreat (online)


Saturday 16 October, 10.30am-1.00pm
For people of colour who have completed an Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism course.
Led by Parveen Poonia and Jayabodhi.

This morning event will include meditation, study and discussion from a Buddhist perspective. This is a chance for people of colour (African, Asian or mixed heritage) to come together to be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching. Originally formed to include people of colour from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with people from other areas welcome by application also.

Please book here. No charge – please make a donation if you can. The Zoom link will be sent to you in the confirmation letter.
Please arrive promptly to ensure you will be able to access the event.
Programme:
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and check in and everyone introduce themselves
11:00 – 11:25 Meditation
11:25 – 11:35 Break
11:35 – 12:25 Study
12:25 – 12:45 Meditation
12:45 – 13:00 Where next? Group shares views ideas about future sessions.
If you can’t attend but would like to be kept in touch with any future events, please contact Parveen on parveenpoonia@hotmail.com
Future dates: 20 November, 18 December


Learn to Meditate in a Day


Sunday 7 November 10.30am-4.00pm
Led by Dharmashalin and Maitrisara

Interested in learning to meditate but unable to attend our evening courses? This day is designed for you!  Cheesy marketing speak aside, we’re delighted to be able to offer this introduction to meditation, the Buddhist Centre and the essentials of the Buddha’s teachings over the course of the day.  See our website for a bit more information on the practices we’ll be teaching.

There’ll be instruction, a chance to try the practices, input on the core teachings of the Buddha, a chance to explore that in smaller groups. All held in our spacious Buddhist Centre and with lots of time to meet other like-minded folks and our experienced teachers and team.

Book here. Please bring a vegetarian packed lunch. Suggested donation £20.



People of Colour Retreat (online)


Saturday 20 November, 10.30am-1.00pm
For people of colour who have completed an Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism course.
Led by Parveen Poonia and Jayabodhi.

This morning event will include meditation, study and discussion from a Buddhist perspective. This is a chance for people of colour (African, Asian or mixed heritage) to come together to be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching. Originally formed to include people of colour from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with people from other areas welcome by application also.

Please book here. No charge – please make a donation if you can. The Zoom link will be sent to you in the confirmation letter.
Please arrive promptly to ensure you will be able to access the event.
Programme:
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and check in and everyone introduce themselves
11:00 – 11:25 Meditation
11:25 – 11:35 Break
11:35 – 12:25 Study
12:25 – 12:45 Meditation
12:45 – 13:00 Where next? Group shares views ideas about future sessions.
If you can’t attend but would like to be kept in touch with any future events, please contact Parveen on parveenpoonia@hotmail.com
Future date: 18 December


People of Colour Retreat (online)


Saturday 18 December, 10.30am-1.00pm
For people of colour who have completed an Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism course.
Led by Parveen Poonia and Jayabodhi.

This morning event will include meditation, study and discussion from a Buddhist perspective. This is a chance for people of colour (African, Asian or mixed heritage) to come together to be inspired by the Buddha’s teaching. Originally formed to include people of colour from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with people from other areas welcome by application also.

Please book here. No charge – please make a donation if you can. The Zoom link will be sent to you in the confirmation letter.
Please arrive promptly to ensure you will be able to access the event.
Programme:
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and check in and everyone introduce themselves
11:00 – 11:25 Meditation
11:25 – 11:35 Break
11:35 – 12:25 Study
12:25 – 12:45 Meditation
12:45 – 13:00 Where next? Group shares views ideas about future sessions.
If you can’t attend but would like to be kept in touch with any future events, please contact Parveen on parveenpoonia@hotmail.com


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