Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Sangha Night - Milarepa 2 - Transcendental Patterns
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - Milarepa 2 - Transcendental Patterns

As part of a series of 3 evenings in the run-up to our residential Sangha Retreat at Castleton over the Easter weekend, we will be exploring one of the great figures of the Buddhist tradition - the Tibetan Yogi and singer of songs, Milarepa.

Picking up on a theme from one of Sangharakshita’s seminars on the Songs of Milarepa, Saccanama will explore the notion of a gestalt or archetypal pattern that can inform our unfolding spiritual life.

The dictionary definition of gestalt is ‘something that is made of many parts and yet is somehow more than or different from the combination of its parts’ but Sangharakshita sees it, poetically speaking, as a transcendental pattern that can be lived out in time and space.

‘The gestalt represents the reflection of the dharmakāya (ultimate reality) in the individual’ - Sangharakshita.

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Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Young Buddhists Group
Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Young Buddhists Group

We’re Nottingham Buddhist Centre’s young Buddhist group. We get together monthly to meditate and practice the dharma together. That means meditation, tea, and talking about life’s biggest questions from a Buddhist perspective, and sometimes vegan cake. We try to approach things like ethics and meditation in ways that are practical but rooted in deep principles.

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Dancing the Unknown - Moving Body, Heart and Mind
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Dancing the Unknown - Moving Body, Heart and Mind

How can we find stillness?

In the middle of our lives, where so often we feel pulled about by inner and outer events … where demands seem to come from all sides continuously … where feelings, impressions, ideas, even ideals keep us charged and running … Where is stillness to be found?

Is it just essential to pull down the shutters at times, totally withdraw, keep everything out - or are there other possibilities? Are movement and stillness opposites? 

In this workshop we will have phases of movement, and phases of meditation, following on from one another. Easy physical improvisational exercises will help us to become more present and mindful, and at the same time open us up to more light and joy. This will then enrich our attention within and outside of meditation to be saturated with deeper interest and the spirit of discovery. 

The workshop is called ‘Dancing the Unknown’ because we discover that every movement we make leads us to somewhere we do not know!

Jayachitta has been interested in the intrinsic connection between joy, freedom and meditation for many years - on and off the cushion. She particularly enjoys deepening this research with other meditators, and keeps on learning and discovering more aspects of this work.

This workshop is open to all, whether you have previous experience in meditation, or dance, or improvisation or not. It invites all levels of ability.

This is a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday 30/31st March 10.30 - 4.30 both days.

Suggested Donation £65

Please bring vegetarian/vegan food to share for lunch.


For more details, have a look at Jayachitta’s website http://dancingtheunknown.wixsite.com/improvisation 

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Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Apr
5
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Puja Night
Apr
5
7:15 PM19:15

Puja Night

Puja, or Buddhist devotional practice, can be a transformative experience as it helps to connect us with our shared ideal as Buddhists practicing together. Set up your weekend with some devotional practice, meditation and just sitting. 

Led by Bodhinaya

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Open Doors
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Open Doors

Interested in finding out more about meditation and Buddhism? Would you like to look around our centre, have a go at meditation, do some yoga or simply just grab a cup of tea and have a chat? 

Come along on one of our Open Doors Saturdays when Nottingham Buddhist Centre opens from 10.30am-1.30pm. This is an opportunity to see and explore the Centre, meet people, and spend time in the shrine room. On each morning, we offer a number of activities -

Bodhi Yoga with Kshantika 11.00-12.00

Bodhi Yoga, a simple yoga-based body work practice to deepen our body, mind, heart connection to support our meditation and Buddhist practice on and off the cushion.

Meditation Drop in 12.00-13.00

A class open to all, whether you are new to meditation or already have a meditation practice. If you are new to meditation there will be an opportunity to learn one of the two meditation practices we teach: the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). 

Feel free to drop in for any activity. No need to book.

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Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Sangha Night - A Special Gathering of the Sangha
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - A Special Gathering of the Sangha

A chance for the whole Sangha to come together, hear about how the Centre is doing, how it runs, and how you might get more involved with the spiritual community around the Centre.

We will start early (at 6.15 p.m.) with what used to affectionately be known as ‘spud night’ - i.e. the Centre will provide baked potatoes for all and everybody else brings other vegan food to share.

Then at 7.30 p.m. there will be some presentations about the Centre and some rejoicings. And information about upcoming events and plans.

Then there will be cake and Saccanama will be making soya chai for everyone.

And we will conclude the evening with a Sevenfold Puja led by the President of the Nottingham Buddhist Centre, Ratnaghosha, who will be visiting us for the occasion.

We would like as many people as possible to come for this important event.

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Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Sangha Night - Milarepa 3
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - Milarepa 3

As part of a series of 3 evenings in the run-up to our residential Sangha Retreat at Castleton over the Easter weekend, we will be exploring one of the great figures of the Buddhist tradition - the Tibetan Yogi and singer of songs, Milarepa.

Tonight, Khemasiri will lead an evening on exploring and deepening our meditation practice, drawing inspiration from Milarepa and the Triratna tradition. 

She writes - ‘The practice of meditation played a significant role in Milarepa’s life and in his progress on the spiritual path. He was a highly advanced and dedicated meditator. 

Some of us see ourselves as natural meditators, some of us don’t see ourselves as such. What does having a dedicated meditation practise mean? What part does meditation play in our life and practice? Is meditation important for Insight?’

This Sangha night we’ll explore some of these questions.

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Apr
19
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Teachings from the Sky-Like Yogi Milarepa - Sangha Weekend Retreat at Castleton
Apr
19
to Apr 22

Teachings from the Sky-Like Yogi Milarepa - Sangha Weekend Retreat at Castleton

This is our annual residential retreat at Castleton in the Peak District. We will be joined by people from the Leicester Sangha and the retreat will be led by Khemasiri, Alobhin, Aryavacin and Saccanama.

We will be exploring the teachings of the great Tibetan Yogi Milarepa. Aryavacin writes - 

‘Milarepa lived in eleventh century Tibet, and after a dark, unskillful youth, went on to live a radical Dharma life as a hermit in the Tibetan mountains, following an inspirational path of meditation and solitude dedicated to Enlightenment. Join us on this long weekend retreat, at the heart of the Peak District, dwelling in the wisdom from some of Milarepa's songs, enjoying his distinctive style of teaching and some humorous episodes from his life.’

Cost £120 which includes 3 nights accommodation and all meals etc. If this is too much for you, please contact us to talk about a concession and we will do what we can to accommodate you.

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Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Tuesday Evening Course - Change your Mind, Change the World - An Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Tuesday Evening Course - Change your Mind, Change the World - An Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

This six-week course is an ideal introduction to both meditation and Buddhism and is the best way to get a taste of what we do at the Nottingham Buddhist Centre. You will learn both of the meditation practices that we teach - the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. We will also explore Buddhism by looking at the Three Jewels - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha - and the Threefold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom.

It runs for 6 weeks, ending on Tuesday 4th June. And there is a Day Retreat at the Buddhist Centre to conclude the course on Sunday 16th June from 10.00 - 4.00 p.m.

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May
3
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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May
10
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Puja Night
May
10
7:15 PM19:15

Puja Night

Puja, or Buddhist devotional practice, can be a transformative experience as it helps to connect us with our shared ideal as Buddhists practicing together. Set up your weekend with some devotional practice, meditation and just sitting. 

Led by Bodhinaya

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Open Doors
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Open Doors

Interested in finding out more about meditation and Buddhism? Would you like to look around our centre, have a go at meditation, do some yoga or simply just grab a cup of tea and have a chat? 

Come along on one of our Open Doors Saturdays when Nottingham Buddhist Centre opens from 10.30am-1.30pm. This is an opportunity to see and explore the Centre, meet people, and spend time in the shrine room. On each morning, we offer a number of activities -

Bodhi Yoga with Kshantika 11.00-12.00

Bodhi Yoga, a simple yoga-based body work practice to deepen our body, mind, heart connection to support our meditation and Buddhist practice on and off the cushion.

Meditation Drop in 12.00-13.00

A class open to all, whether you are new to meditation or already have a meditation practice. If you are new to meditation there will be an opportunity to learn one of the two meditation practices we teach: the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). 

Feel free to drop in for any activity. No need to book.

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May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Friday Daytime Course - Level Two - The Noble Eightfold Path
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Daytime Course - Level Two - The Noble Eightfold Path

This is a new course we are offering for all those who have done one of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation courses. It will be an excellent opportunity to further your understanding of the Dharma, deepen your meditation practice and make friendships with others attending the Buddhist Centre.

We will be exploring the teaching of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path. If you wish to prepare for the course, please read Sangharakshita’s book ‘The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path’.

The course runs for 6 weeks, finishing on Friday 21st June.

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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Buddha Day Festival
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Buddha Day Festival

Buddha Day is our annual celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment which traditionally took place on the full moon night of Wesak, corresponding to the month of May in the UK.

It is the hence the most important date in the Buddhist year and we will be celebrating it with a day of meditation, devotion, talks etc at the Buddhist Centre

For those who wish to join us, we will then be camping that evening up at Bestwood Park with an evening puja and early morning dawn chorus walk.

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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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May
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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May
28
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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May
31
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Open Doors
Jun
1
10:30 AM10:30

Open Doors

Interested in finding out more about meditation and Buddhism? Would you like to look around our centre, have a go at meditation, do some yoga or simply just grab a cup of tea and have a chat? 

Come along on one of our Open Doors Saturdays when Nottingham Buddhist Centre opens from 10.30am-1.30pm. This is an opportunity to see and explore the Centre, meet people, and spend time in the shrine room. On each morning, we offer a number of activities -

Bodhi Yoga with Kshantika 11.00-12.00

Bodhi Yoga, a simple yoga-based body work practice to deepen our body, mind, heart connection to support our meditation and Buddhist practice on and off the cushion.

Meditation Drop in 12.00-13.00

A class open to all, whether you are new to meditation or already have a meditation practice. If you are new to meditation there will be an opportunity to learn one of the two meditation practices we teach: the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). 

Feel free to drop in for any activity. No need to book.

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I'll Meet You There - Exploring Empathy
Jun
2
10:00 PM22:00

I'll Meet You There - Exploring Empathy

A day on empathy, the theme of Shantigarbha's recent book, I'll Meet You There: a practical guide to empathy, mindfulness and communication published by Windhorse PublicationsRead the first chapter and order the paperback and e-book here.

Shantigarbha shows how we connect with each other in the space that opens up when we let go of our ideas of good and bad, right and wrong. To empathize with others, we need to learn how to empathize with ourselves, so that when we reach out, we do so from the inside out. Empathy is the missing piece in developing compassion. Empathy personalises compassion and gives it traction in the world. 

 - guided empathy reflections from Shantigarbha's book 
 - empathy stories from the life of the Buddha 
 - practical exercises to help you develop your listening skills. 

Open to all 'levels'.

Shantigarbha is a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer and a senior Order member. For more about his work, visit:www.SeedofPeace.org

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Puja Night
Jun
14
7:15 PM19:15

Puja Night

Puja, or Buddhist devotional practice, can be a transformative experience as it helps to connect us with our shared ideal as Buddhists practicing together. Set up your weekend with some devotional practice, meditation and just sitting. 

Led by Bodhinaya

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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Jun
28
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Buddhafield Festival
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Buddhafield Festival

Buddhafield Festival is a joyful gathering of around 4,000 people, celebrating community and connection with the land. Song, dance, arts and crafts, yoga, live music, meditation, and play blend together without drink or drugs to create a loving and life-affirming space. There will be Buddhist teaching, workshops and ritual, under sun and stars. The Festival is family-friendly and open to everyone, however you practice.

Lots of us from the Nottingham Sangha will be going and camping together. Please let us know if you want to be part of this.

https://www.buddhafield.com/buddhafield-festival-2019

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Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma at Adhisthana
Aug
22
to Aug 26

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma at Adhisthana

Many of us from Nottingham will be going to the -

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

Adhisthana, 22-26 August 2019

Alchemy is the magical art of turning base materials into gold, a potent metaphor for what we are trying to do in our Dharma lives. How do we transform the ‘base material’ of ourselves, our spiritual community, and the wider society into ‘gold’, into ‘personal’ riches, shared riches and the sustaining riches of loving wisdom?

This biennial event at Adhisthana, UK, brings together large numbers of the Triratna Buddhist Community from around Europe for a feast of inspiration, stimulation and fun - all are welcome, including children.

Booking is now open: https://adhisthana.org/retreat/?ev=339

More details will be posted here as things firm up but there will certainly be:

  • excellent Dharma talks exploring the theme

  • music, artistic endeavours, philosophical explorations

  • study, discussion, hanging out, meditation, puja 

  • Buddhafield’s structures for a variety of events

  • weather! hopefully pleasant as a mostly camping event, but every day is a fine day!

To give you more of an impression, here is a link to a video from the International Gathering 2014: https://vimeo.com/111102046

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Open Doors
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Open Doors

Interested in finding out more about meditation and Buddhism? Would you like to look around our centre, have a go at meditation, do some yoga or simply just grab a cup of tea and have a chat? 

Come along on one of our Open Doors Saturdays when Nottingham Buddhist Centre opens from 10.30am-1.30pm. This is an opportunity to see and explore the Centre, meet people, and spend time in the shrine room. On each morning, we offer a number of activities -

Bodhi Yoga with Kshantika 11.00-12.00

Bodhi Yoga, a simple yoga-based body work practice to deepen our body, mind, heart connection to support our meditation and Buddhist practice on and off the cushion.

Meditation Drop in 12.00-13.00

A class open to all, whether you are new to meditation or already have a meditation practice. If you are new to meditation there will be an opportunity to learn one of the two meditation practices we teach: the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). 

Feel free to drop in for any activity. No need to book.

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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Friday Daytime Course - Level Two - The Threefold Way
Mar
22
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Daytime Course - Level Two - The Threefold Way

This is a new course we are offering for all those who have done one of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation courses. It will be an excellent opportunity to further your understanding of the Dharma, deepen your meditation practice and make friendships with others attending the Buddhist Centre.

We will be exploring the teaching of the Threefold Way - Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom.

It runs for 4 weeks, finishing on Friday 12th April

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Sangha Night - Introducing Milarepa
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - Introducing Milarepa

As part of a series of 3 evenings in the run-up to our residential Sangha Retreat at Castleton over the Easter weekend, we will be exploring one of the great figures of the Buddhist tradition - the Tibetan Yogi and singer of songs, Milarepa.

Tonight, Aryavacin will introduce Milarepa for us. He writes - ‘Milarepa is one of the most fascinating and engaging teachers from medieval Tibet. He's the guru yogi of the cotton-clad tradition and on this evening we'll be exploring some of the historical and magical events surrounding his life, his whisper-hearing of the sky-dancers and his ecstatic enjoyment of solitude.’

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Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Open Doors
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Open Doors

Interested in finding out more about meditation and Buddhism? Would you like to look around our centre, have a go at meditation, do some yoga or simply just grab a cup of tea and have a chat? 

Come along on one of our Open Doors Saturdays when Nottingham Buddhist Centre opens from 10.30am-1.30pm. This is an opportunity to see and explore the Centre, meet people, and spend time in the shrine room. On each morning, we offer a number of activities -

Bodhi Yoga with Kshantika 11.00-12.00

Bodhi Yoga, a simple yoga-based body work practice to deepen our body, mind, heart connection to support our meditation and Buddhist practice on and off the cushion.

Meditation Drop in 12.00-13.00

A class open to all, whether you are new to meditation or already have a meditation practice. If you are new to meditation there will be an opportunity to learn one of the two meditation practices we teach: the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (Development of Loving Kindness). 

Feel free to drop in for any activity. No need to book.

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Mar
15
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - How to Really Change the World

This evening is inspired by Sangharakshita's 1976 talk 'Evolution or Extinction: a Buddhist Response to World Problems'. After a gratitude-bhavana we’ll explore suffering in the modern world, and how best to cure it. We’ll explore the case for the evolution of not just individual but collective consciousness, and effective sangha’s crucial role in that. There’ll be stories of people around the Triratna world whose lives have been transformed by the Dharma, and invite to you to contribute to FutureDharma Fund so as to reach even more.

Led by Amalavajra, a former investment banker, and Jai, a former bankrupt and rough sleeper, who both live and work at Adhisthana.

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Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Women's Gathering

These are occasional Saturday morning gatherings for women from the Nottingham and Leicester sangha. They are delightful events for order members, mitras and friends to meet and practice together.

Open to any woman who has completed one of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation courses.

10.30 - 1pm (doors open at 10am)

Optional lunch outing at 1pm

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Puja Night
Mar
8
7:15 PM19:15

Puja Night

Puja, or Buddhist devotional practice, can be a transformative experience as it helps to connect us with our shared ideal as Buddhists practicing together. Set up your weekend with some devotional practice, meditation and just sitting. 

Led by Bodhinaya

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Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - The Buddha Goes to his Death - Parinirvana Talk Five

In this final talk of the series, we will explore the cosmic significance of the Buddha. What really happens to someone who is Enlightened when they die? What is the significance of the earthquakes? Of the flowers raining down on the Buddha’s body? Of Mara’s continual presence throughout the Buddha’s life? Of the saints’ equanimity as he passes away?

You can listen to previous talks in the series and download a copy of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta from our Resources Page

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Tuesday Evening Course - Change your Mind, Change the World - Level Two
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Tuesday Evening Course - Change your Mind, Change the World - Level Two

This is a new course we are offering for all those who have done one of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation courses. It will be an excellent opportunity to further your understanding of the Dharma, deepen your meditation practice and make friendships with others attending the Buddhist Centre.

It runs for 6 weeks, finishing on Tuesday 9th April

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Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Milarepa Day Retreat with Manjuvajra
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Milarepa Day Retreat with Manjuvajra

Milarepa was a Tibetan poet who lived in the wild mountains and devoted his life to meditation. Many people are inspired by this ideal - but is it relevant for us?

Milarepa taught various practices that were relevant to many people following different lifestyles - to lay people, monastics and other yogis - while at the same time encouraging them to follow a higher inspiration.

We will reflect on a series of songs that he sang to these different types of people, looking to see what we can learn from him in our own lives.

Manjuvajra was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1974 and currently spends half of each year meditating in the Spanish mountains and the other half touring around the UK visiting Buddhist Centres and living on his narrow boat.

Suitable for anyone who has completed one of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation courses.

Please bring vegan food to share for lunch.

Suggested donation of £25 but please come and donate what you can.

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Young Buddhists Group
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Young Buddhists Group

We’re meeting on Friday the 1st of March this month, 7:30-22:00 as usual. We’re going to be looking at self-Metta and how it relates to our general mental wellbeing, and discussing what comes up when we try to contact a sense of kindness towards ourselves. Meditation, tea and chat as always. 

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Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Sangha Night - Parinirvana Theme - 'Spiritual Death'

Continuing our theme of exploring the Buddha’s Parinirvana, Manjuvajra will explore the theme of ‘spiritual death’, part of the Triratna system of spiritual practice.

What exactly is it? How and why might we want to practice it?

Manjuvajra was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1974 and currently spends half of each year meditating in the Spanish mountains and the other half touring around the UK visiting Buddhist Centres and living on his narrow boat.

Come along and find out.

You can listen to previous talks in the series and download a copy of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta from our Resources Page

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Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class

Come and learn to meditate!

This lunchtime drop-in class will include instruction in either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana meditation practice (they alternate each week).

For those who are familiar with these practices, there will be a separate meditation upstairs in our shrine room where you can just enjoy the support of meditating with others.

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