108 Year Puja
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
2.00pm Afternoon Sesshin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness for Teens
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