City Retreat - The Four Noble Truths (part one)

Saturday 15 January 2022 (10:15 -13:00)
126 Hampton Road, Redland
Teacher : Shastri Alex Paterson
Coordinator : Irene Cleghorn
This month we will be exploring The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha. The session will consist of talks, discussions, and periods of sitting meditation.

The bad news is that we suffer. The good news is that our suffering is natural
and workable. The first step, as described in the Buddha’s first teachings on The Four Noble Truths, is to be honest and curious about how we suffer and why.
We will be exploring the First Two Noble Truths, The Truth of Suffering and
the Truth of the Cause of Suffering. There will be short talks, discussions, and
periods of sitting meditation. 
The morning will be taught by Alex Paterson, a Canadian living in Stockholm,
Sweden. He founded the Stockholm Shambhala Centre in the mid 90s and has been an active member there organising and teaching programmes ever since.
He is a Shastri (senior teacher) in the Shambhala tradition and works as a
theatre teacher at St. Erik`s Gymnasium in Stockholm.

You can attend in person at the Community Room, Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Rd, Redland, BS6 6JE.

Please arrive  at 10.15 am to start promptly at 10.30 am.

If attending in person, please ensure you ring the correct bell, marked "Community Room"

If you are attending via Zoom, please click here at the start of the event.

The passcode is 889483 if you are asked for it.


It is traditional to make an offering to express ones's appreciation for the opportunity to practice, and recieve dharma teachings. Even hearing a reading, contemplating, and discussing, creates a situation for learning, understanding and insights to arise. By making an offering, you also help to sustain an environment, either physical or virtual, from which others may benefit. If you feel inspired to do this,  Around £10 is suggested, but whatever you like.  In order to make an offering, please click the "Registration" button - you will be sent our bank details.  

As it says in one practice, "Generosity is the virtue that produces peace" , and however large or small it is always valued.