Date: Sunday 23 February 2020 09:30 19:00
Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year's celebration of Losar, the day is calculated according to the Tibetan lunar calendar,
Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020 19:15 21:00
Teacher: Nicholas Shutler
In this talk we will explore first Buddhist paramita of ‘Generosity’. The practice of generosity helps us to loosen the stranglehold of the ego and connects us to a great source of happiness. “Come on let’s get liberated!”.
Date: Wednesday 4 March 2020 19:15 21:00
Our regular monthly Wednesday evening session for new and experienced meditators.The evening will include mindful movement, meditation and discussion on a slogan or reading from a Buddhist text. Open to all.
Date: Sunday 8 March 2020 10:00 16:00
A day of meditation at the Shambhala Centre for everyone from 10am to 4pm. Open to beginners and those with more experience. Meditation instruction available.
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020 19:15 21:00
Maitri Bhavana is a group Tonglen practice for the seriously ill. There will also be simply sitting Shamatha practice. Open to all.
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020 19:15 21:00
Bodhichitta practice is a loving kindness and compassion practice from the Buddhist Mahayana tradition. There will also be simply sitting Shamatha practice. Open to all.
Date: Saturday 21 March 2020 10:00 - 22 March 18:00
Teacher: Shastri John Seex
Meek is the first of the four dignities, aspects of enlightened mind. Ordinarily we think meek expresses a lack of power or being intimidated but in Shambhala meek is the ground of all.
Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020 19:15 21:00
Teacher: Irene Cleghorn
When we receive shamatha meditation instruction the practice sounds simple and straightforward, but when we try to sit down to practice rather than a resting mind, we can encounter all kinds of challenges to our practice.
Date: Wednesday 22 April 2020 19:15 21:00
Teacher: Shastri John Seex
Times of uncertainty present a challenge for most of us but does it have to be that way? This talk will offer a different perspective.
Date: Wednesday 29 April 2020 19:15 21:00
This evening will include sitting and walking meditation, and there will be discussion on a reading from a talk by Acharaya Gaylon Ferguson entitled "Exploring Habitual Patterns."
Date: Sunday 3 May 2020 09:30 17:00
Teachers: Irene Cleghorn & Sue Blackwell & Christine Jeffcutt
We are all creatures of habit with our own addictions and it can seem as though we are going around in circles with no escape. The Wheel of Life is a pictorial template which explains our predicament and what we need to do to get off of the wheel.
Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020 19:15 21:00
Teacher: Christine Jeffcutt
The 4 Reminders are essential Buddhist teachings and are designed to wake us up and break our habit of sleep walking through life. They reveal the urgency of spiritual awakening and living with a purpose.
Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020 19:15 21:00
This event is part of our regular monthly programme where each month a talk is offered by a teacher within Shambhala.
Date: Saturday 24 October 2020 09:30 - 25 October 18:00
Teacher: Jim O'Neill
“…how has it come about that we are so bewitched by our self-hatred, so impressed and credulous in the face of our self-criticism, as unimaginative as it usually is? And why is it so akin to a judgement without a jury.” AGAINST SELF-CRITISCISM”, Adam Phil