Brighton Centre Events
Engaged Buddhist Group with Dharmabandhu and Sahajatara
21 Apr Sat 2.00-5.00pm
Climate change from a Buddhist perspective, including a workshop with Climate Connections who are based at the Brighton Peace and Environment Centre
The Young Sangha Teens, 20s and 30s. Meet on the last Friday of every month at Brighton Buddhist Centre from 7-10pm.
27 Apr Fri 7.00pm The Snow Lion - Positive Emotion with Brighton Young People’s Sangha Bring veggie food for shared meal
Meditation Day for Lesbian/Bisexual women
A day of meditation instruction and practice suitable for all levels of experience including newcomers.
Led by Vajralila and Julia Driscoll Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the dharma dykes email list
Sunday 29 April, 10.00am - 4.00pm Bring lunch to share
Fancy a Spring Solitary at Rivendell?
Hi everyone, I booked the solitary chalet at Rivendell for the 4th to 11th May, but I'm not going to be able to go now. So the week is available to be re-booked. I thought I'd let you all know as the chalet is usually booked up months in advance, especially in warm weather! If you would like a last-minute week in the peace and beauty of Rivendell, call 01825 733 764 to book. Cathy
Retreats at Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre
Siddhartha to Buddha - The Spiritual Journeyman - Long Weekend (4 Nights) With Atula & Vimalachitta
June 1-5 (Special long June bank holiday weekend) | £225/200
The legend of The Buddha’s life is a compelling and captivating story - but how does an ancient Indian mythical tale relate to a life lived in the 21st Century? This retreat will explore and uncover our own resonances with the Buddha’s story, tracking the themes of a journey of disillusionment, exploration and awakening. With meditation, ritual, myth and reflection, to uncover the truths of a story that transcends time and touches the deeper currents of our lives.
Please note: this retreat runs from Friday pm to Tuesday pm
White Tara Weekend
With Vipulakirti & Amaladevi
June 8-10 | £145/125
A weekend of meditation, reflection and devotion to the Bodhisattva White Tara. She is the embodiment of compassionate wisdom and is traditionally represented in a gesture of open handed giving to all beings. By evoking her image and reflecting on her qualities we will explore how to manifest wisdom and compassion in our own lives. With meditation, discussion, ritual and periods of silence. (This retreat is followed by a White Tara sadhana retreat for Order members)
More details of these and all our other retreats can be found at www.rivendellretreatcentre.com
Brighton Festival Fringe at the Buddhist Centre
Book through the Fringe Box Office 01273 917272 or online at www.brightonfringe.org
A Jumble of Fun 12 May Sat 2.00-5.00pm FREE no need to book
A festival afternoon at the Brighton Buddhist Centre with music, meditation, storytelling, writing workshops, puppets, ‘Danceitation’ for adults and children, lots of cake and making things and more...
Programme so far:
Big Sound Mandala 2.15-2.45 pm
World music choir led by Mahasukha from African song to Buddhist Mantra. A joyful, soulful and meditative sound imbued with a spirit of devotion.
Storytelling for Children 3.00pm
Mindfulness Meditation with Karunavira & The Frog Prince Puppet Show with Sally Boys 3.45pm
All Good Folk Folk Choir 4.00pm
Creative Writing Workshop for adults with Eleanor Dace 4.30–5.00pm
Danceitation for adults and children of all ages – playful and designed especially for all the family
All through the afternoon Drop–in Art Session for children with Jason Phillips
Soulful Singing with Mahasukha
5th and 26th May 2.00-4.00 £8/7
African, sacred, uplifting and fun, group harmony singing workshops for all with live djembe drumming and the unique and inspiring Mahasukha touch. A joyful, tribal and meditative experience, guaranteed to put a smile on your face, uplift your soul and get you dancing! Beautiful harmonies, beautifully simple, simply magic!
The Beauty of Mantra with Mahasukha 13th May 7.30-9.30 £8/7
An evening of opening the heart and giving voice to our deepest aspirations through chanting a soulful, meditative mantra with beautiful harmonies and the sonorous beat of the drum An uplifting and magical experience imbued with a spirit of devotion.
Danceitation with Jayagita 12 May Sat 7.30-10.00pm £10 (7)
Suitable for ages 15+ Buddhist Wisdom meets Intelligent Clubbing! Dance your socks off & master your mind.
Coward at Sea Musical comedy with Michael Lunts
18 May Fri 7.30-9.30pm £9 (£7)
19 May Sat 7.30-9.30pm £9 (£7)
20 May Sun 7.30-9.30pm £9 (£7)
Noel Coward’s evocation of the great age of the ocean liner, featuring songs by Coward himself in this one-man musical
Wolf at the Door Weekend Writing Workshop 19-20 May Sat-Sun 10.00am-4.30pm each day £80/60/30
Explore your imagination through writing in a safe and encouraging group environment. For all levels of writing experience