The team have been doing some planning for next year and details are on the main page. New for next year we want to run some introduction to Buddhism and meditation courses so do let anyone who might be interested know. We hope to run these in March / April.
All actions in our lives are acts of creativity - no matter how small or grand. In Buddhism culture knows no limits and is not bounded by conventional ideas of creativity. Everything we do is preceded by an act of imagination / creativity. Everyone gives shape to this in their own way: kindness, generosity, art, music, comedy, making a shrine, doing readings, writing, washing up, tea making and so on. What matters is the care with which we act and the clarity of our mental states.
We are always happy to receive ideas or offers of help / creativity as this is the essence of sangha (community) and making the teachings of the Buddha meaningful in the situation and times we live in. We really want everyone to contribute in whatever way they feel able.
Dates below include Yuletide day retreats, film night, winter gathering and a small sanghas' weekend retreat.
Abhayadeva, Dhammannyu, Padmacandra, Vimokshaja, Helen and Julie
Brighton Buddhist Centre Yuletide Day Retreats:
No need to book in advance – the office will be closed and not able to process on-line booking.
Please bring card, cash or cheque on the day. If you bring cash, please bring the correct amount as it might be difficult to give change.
Thursday 25th December 10.30-16.30 £15/£12/£8
Finding the Inner Hearth Including a puja to Green Tara. With Dharmakara
Friday 26th December 14.00-16.30 £8/7/5 With Amoghavajri
Saturday 27th December 10.30-16.30 £15/£12/£8 Opening to the World – Just As It Is
An opportunity to explore our direct experience together. With meditation, discussion and ritual. Do come and join me! With Akasati
Sunday 28th December 10.30-16.30 £15/£12/£8 The Magic of Meditation With Kavyashri
Spend the day turning towards whatever’s happening moment by moment with kindness, interest and non-judgement through practising mindfulness and metta (loving kindness.) As Buddhists we teach from our inspiration and experience, so do turn up and see what magic we can create together!
Monday 29th December 10.30-16.30 £15/£12/£8 Mindfulness in the Everyday.
How do we develop Mindfulness in our lives? With Padmottara
Thursday 30th December 10.30-16.30 £15/£12/£8 With Dhammannyu
Wednesday 31st December 10.30-16.30 £15/£12/£8 Come and Meditate
A simple day of meditation and reflection. With Padmottara
Our next film night is on Friday 23rd March at Helen's. Helen is co-ordinating film nights at the moment and will give more details soon.
Friends Meeting House on Saturday 31st January 1000 - 1500. Ground floor room. Open to everyone so do come and say hello again if you haven't been much. We will start at 1030 with some meditation and maybe some chanting.
Shared vegetarian lunch from 1300. Please bring food to share. Family welcome.
Small Sanghas' Weekend Retreat:
27th February - 1st March (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) £76
Rivendell are letting us pay well below the going rate for a weekend retreat to support local sanghas to spend time together and intensify practice. This is a great opportunity to spend time together, meet the wider sangha and explore your own developing practice.
If you want to know more or to book a place please contact Padmacandra or Vimokshaja using the details on our contacts page. We will need to offer out any unfilled places to the other sanghas so do let us know soon if you want to come.