Download: ABG programme 2012 Apr-Jun
Theme: Different Approaches To Buddhism
25 Apr Theravada and Mahayana on the Wheel of Life
Sometimes it is easier to understand something through a visual image. This talk by Alan uses the image of the Wheel of Life to illustrate the differences between the Theravada and Mahayana approaches to Buddhism.
02 May Teachers and Spiritual Friends
On the idea of ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ relationships on the path of development.
09 May Buddha Day Celebration
Saturday the 5th of May is Wesak or Buddha Day, the traditional anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Julian will lead a double meditation.
16 May The Triratna Buddhist Community
The Aberdeen Buddhist Group is currently affiliated to the Triratna Buddhist Community, also known as the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order. Alan will talk about the history, organisation and teachings of the TBC.
23 May The Thai Forest Sangha
The Thai Forest Sangha is a movement within Theravada Buddhism that seeks to get back to the original practices of the Buddhist sangha. It is now established in the West with teachers like Thanissaro Bhikkhu at the Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County, California. Nigel will talk about the approach to Buddhism taken by this tradition.
30 May Discussion on the Future of the Aberdeen Buddhist Group
It has been some time since the group has discussed how it is organised and what its affiliations are, to the extent that the situation has become rather vague. This discussion will help to clarify things and give everyone a chance to contribute to decisions about our future.
06 Jun Compassion
A talk by Mhairi about this core Buddhist quality.
13 Jun Buddhism and Helicopters
Ian will talk about an example of applying Buddhism to daily life – applying it to a job that you hate.
20 Jun Double Meditation
27 Jun The Four Contemplations
A talk by James.