Buddhism for Beginners part 2

(Excluding the 23rd Febuary)

In the course we will look at aspects of the Three Jewels

The Buddha

  • Gautama’s life from warrior prince to Enlightened Being.
  • Exploring the Man, the Myth, and the Archetype.
  • Opening up to The Buddha’s experience,  quest and vision.

The Dharma 

‘Thus have I heard………’  The Dharma from its oral tradition to the Sutras.

  • The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
  • Suttas and  practices :  
  • The Satipatthana Sutta and Mindfulness of Breathing.
  •  The  Karaniya Metta Sutta and Metta Bhavana 
  • Mahayana Buddhism  and Truth beyond words. 

The Sangha 

  • Looking at the spiritual community around the Triratna Community and Order.  Centres provide a context, giving us the opportunity of giving and receiving mutual support for our deepening practice.
  • Introducing the Archetypal Buddha and the Bodhisattvas.  Looking into the realms of purity that can be discovered in the depths of meditation with imagination.
  • The Buddha from Beyond. Looking beyond what can be imagined. Here we will discuss and explore the place of ritual in Buddhism and in particular the place of Puja.

Whats on

Events, Courses & Retreats

Weekly Class Summary

Tues 13:00-13:55

Lunchtime Meditation

Wed 07:30-08:30

Early Morning Meditation

Wed 19:30-21:30Introduction to
Buddhism and Meditation

Thur 19:00-21:30

Dharma Study Night

Please contact Bodhivamsa
beforehand by email at chair@
centre.org.uk if you want to attend

Fri 19:30-21:15

Practice Night

Exploring the Stupa, the Elements and the Buddhas

All welcome who know Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditations.
Tea from 19:00. No charge but donations welcome.

Sat 10:30-12:30 Introduction to
Buddhism and Meditation

Sun 18:30-20:00 8 Step Recovery