Other Classes and Events

108 Year Puja

Monday 26 August, 7.00pm
For many years Triratna Buddhist Centres all over the world have been coming together to do puja on the same day, with the intention of continuing the tradition for 108 years!
Buddhism invites us to reflect on impermanence and the flow of time. These pujas can help us do that.  We chose the 26 August as it is the anniversary of the birth of Sangharakshita. So it is also an opportunity to bear him in mind and the international community community he founded.

LGBTQ+ and Gender & Sexuality Diversity (GSD) Group

Friday 30 August, 7.00-9.00pm

with Sophie and friends

There’ll be meditation and a conversation cafe around the theme “What’s it like to be an LGBTQ+ person in Birmingham at the moment?”

Bring veggie/vegan foods to share.  Newcomers are very welcome.


The group meets on the last Friday of each month @ Birmingham Buddhist Centre. All welcome. No charge for the event.

Meditation Sesshin Day

Sunday 1 September: 11.00am-4.00pm

Led by Vijayanandi

Sesshin is a period of intensive meditation. It’s a term, often used in the Zen tradition, meaning “touching the heart-mind”.

Both the morning and afternoon periods will include sitting and walking meditation, as well as a silent tea break. A chance to open up and cultivate skilful qualities, such as deeper awareness and positive emotions. The meditations are unled so you need to be confident with Triratna meditation practices to attend.

Please come for the whole day if you can, though you may leave, or join, at lunch if you need to. Bring vegan or veggie food to share for lunch. Please make a donation towards the running costs of the Buddhist Centre.


10.45am    Doors open

11.00am    Morning Sesshin

1.00pm     Lunch

2.00pm     Afternoon Sesshin

4.00pm     Finish

Next: 1 December, 11.00am-4.00pm


Yoga: New Introductory Course

Thursdays 6.00-7.15pm, 12 September-31 October

This 8-week course is suitable for complete beginners and provides a step-by-step introduction into basic asana as well as the principles of Iyengar yoga. Students will learn the use of props, how to work in the poses and be in a position by the end of the course to attend any of the beginner classes with confidence. This course will replace the beginners class that currently runs on Thursday evenings, for the duration of the course.  Price £65 (£50 concessions). Bookings essential. Please book with the office: 0121 449 5279 or info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk.

Mindfulness for Teens

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