Other Classes and Events

Winter Sangha Gathering

Thursday 19 December from 7.00pm

Join us for our second Sangha Gathering of the year. A chance to get together with friends old and new to celebrate and enjoy our community.

All welcome: family, children, partners and friends. Bring vegan or veggie food to share.

There will be an open mic slot during the evening so if you would like to read a poem, tell a short story, play some music, sing a song, etc., please contact Singhamati ahead of time at singhamati@gmail.com.

Not-Christmas Lunch


Mid-Winter Yoga Workshop

December 28, 29 and 30, 10.00am – 1.00pm daily.

We are once again running this popular workshop, suitable for any student with at least 6 months experience of Iyengar yoga. Bookings will initially be for those who can attend all three days. Individual day places may be available after 9 December if space is still available.

Price: £55.00, (£45.00 concessions). Early-bird bookings (before 9 December): £50.00 (£40.00 concessions).

To book email info@birminghamyogastudio.org.uk or call 0121 449 5279.



Weekend Retreat at the Buddhist Centre (non-residential)

The Three Myths of the Spiritual Life

Saturday 28-Sunday 29 December (10.00am-5.00pm each day)

The three myths of self-discovery, self-development and self-surrender provide a useful framework for thinking about our Dharma lives. Which myth do we live out most? And what about the other myths we don’t turn to so much – can they be useful to us too? Come and join us for reflection, connection and inspiration.

Booking required, please contact Visarada info@birminghambuddhistcentre.org.uk . No charge, please make a donation.

Led by Dharmashalin, Maitrisara and Singhamati. We ask that you attend both days and bring vegan or vegetarian food to share for lunch each day.

Marking the Turn of the Year

New Year’s Eve: Tuesday 31 December, 9.30pm-12.30am

Come and celebrate the turning of the year with Dharmashalin and others from the Buddhist Centre.

We’ll meditate, reflect on the past and set intentions for the future, hang out with friends old and new. We will finish the evening with a Puja bringing to mind our aspirations for personal growth and our capacity to contribute to the lives of others.

New Year’s Eve Fundraising Banquet

Tuesday 31 December 6.30-9.00pm

A tasty four-course banquet prepared by Sangharuchi and friends. All food is vegan and a mix of organic, fair-trade and low-carbon. An ideal way to introduce friends and family to vegan food or the Buddhist Centre. The cost is £20 (£14 concessions) plus any donation. Sangharuchi promises you will get very good value for money. Everything raised goes towards the Buddhist Centre. No alcohol, please.

This event usually books out so this year we have an RSVP form. Do get in quickly. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9DRCGVD

Meditation Sesshin Day

Wednesday 1 January, 11.00am-4.00pm

Led by Khemadana

Sesshin is a period of intensive meditation and is a term, often used in the Zen tradition, literally meaning “touching the heart-mind”. Both the morning and afternoon sesshin will include periods of sitting and walking meditation as well as a silent tea break. These days are a chance to open up to and cultivate skilful qualities such as deeper awareness and positive emotions. The meditations are unled so you need to be confident with both meditations to attend.

Please come to the whole day if you can, though you are welcome to leave or join at lunch if you need to. Bring vegan or veggie food to share for lunch. Please give a donation for the day.


10.45am                 Doors open

11.00am-1.00pm   Morning Sesshin

1.00pm                  Lunch

2.00- 4.00pm         Afternoon Sesshin

4.00pm                  Finish




Mindfulness for Teens – Four-Week Course

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