During the time where due to the Covid-19 restrictions we are required to observe social distancing, we will be offering our regular sessions via zoom.  Full information can be found by clicking on the programmes below.  Please note that when you register for an event an automatic response email is sent out giving you zoom joining instructions.  Early registering is advised.  If you register and find you have not received joining instructions within 48 hours, please email: bristol.shambhala.info

You are invited to join an event 15 minutes before the start time, bring a cuppa and have a chat!  The gong will sound when its time to mute and begin sitting.  One on one meditation instruction is available for new and experienced meditators.  Please ask!

   

Date: Sunday 12 July 2020 10:00 11:30
Teacher: Irene Cleghorn

Join us via zoom for an hour and half of group practice to consist of guided meditation a reading and discussion. Longer periods of meditation allow our minds and bodies to settle and refresh. All welcome.

 

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020 19:30 20:45

All are welcome to join the Stroud and Dorchester groups via zoom for an hour and a quarter of group practice to consist of guided meditation, talks or a reading and discussion. Hope to see you then!

 

Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020 19:30 20:30

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: Thursday 16 July 2020 11:00 11:45

Tonglen is a meditation practice for cultivating love and compassion. It is a step by step process of opening the heart. By embracing rather than rejecting the unwanted and painful aspects of experience we develop empathy for ourselves and for others

 

Date: Thursday 16 July 2020 19:45 21:00
Teacher: Colin Tracy

Online event: This is a regular Thursday evening of community meditation practice for people living in Dorchester or local to Dorchester.

 

Date: Saturday 18 July 2020 10:00 - 19 July 18:00
Teacher: Shastri John Seex

In these times when the culture of fear is becoming more pervasive the teachings of Perky address how to move beyond survival and be brave enough to open up and enjoy the mountain air.

 

Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020 19:30 20:45
Teacher: Sue Blackwell

The practice of mindfulness, was taught by the Lord Buddha 2500 years ago. The 4 aspects of the practice, traditionally known as the 4 foundations of mindfulness are mindfulness of body, life, effort and mind.

 

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020 19:30 20:30

This evening will include sitting meditation and some seated movement, and there will be a reading and discussion.

 

Date: Wednesday 5 August 2020 19:30 20:30

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: Wednesday 12 August 2020 19:30 20:30

Maitri Bhavana is a group Tonglen practice for the seriously ill. Please bring names of people we can do the practice for. There will also be simply sitting Shamatha practice. Open to all.

 

Date: Sunday 6 September 2020 10:00 17:00
Teachers: Sue Blackwell & Irene Cleghorn & Colin Tracy & 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 9 September 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 16 September 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 24 October 2020 09:30 - 25 October 18:00
Teacher: James 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