Introduction to Buddhism 2017

We’re starting 2017 with our 3-week introductory course, covering the basic teachings of Buddhism and a bit of background about Buddhist texts, schools and history to help you navigate the different forms of Buddhism that you might find. We will also be teaching  meditation, suitable for complete beginners. Once you have come on an introductory course you can come to our Regulars group which meets every Wednesday.

11 Jan  A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism
An introduction to the basic concepts of Buddhism and to Buddhist meditation.

 18 Jan  Schools and Sources
Buddhism was passed down as an oral tradition for several hundred years. How did it come to be written down? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the different texts and traditions that we know Buddhism through?

25 Jan  Culture and Practice
Buddhism comes with various bits of Eastern cultural baggage. What are these? Where did they come from? Are any of them useful today or can we practice Buddhism without any of them?

Meeting times and place

6 thoughts on “Introduction to Buddhism 2017

  1. Hi I am interested in coming along to your introductory course on the 11th of January. Please could you tell me where the venue is & what time it starts & finishes thank you.

    1. Hi Jaquie. It’s from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the Quaker Meeting House (100 Crown Street). Full details can be found by following the link ‘Meeting times and place’.

    1. No need to register! It’s a large hall with plenty of space and spare chairs so we’ve never run out of room yet.

  2. Hi there, I am interested in coming along to the introduction class tomorrow night. Is the class still going ahead? Kind regards Duncan Parks

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