The new book for the Sunday study group is ‘Buddhism: Tools for Living your Life‘ by Vajragupta. If you are interested in coming to the study group, please email us.
Saturday 16th May; 10:00 to 13:00
Thursdays 21st and 28th May, 4th June; 19:30 to 21:30
REGULARS’ GROUP (Wednesdays 19:30 to 21:30)
The regulars group is open to anyone who has been on an introductory course or who is already familiar with Buddhism and meditation.
8 Apr Alan – The Soṇadaṇḍa Sutta: on nobility
15 Apr Nigel – A question of skill
22 Apr double meditation
29 Apr Alan – The Mūlapariyāya Sutta: clinging to beliefs
6 May Wesak celebration
13 May Shona – Fate or free will?
20 May Nigel – Strength training for the mind
The next four talks form a short series on the Brahma Vihara meditations, which include the metta bhavana. Each talk and meditation will also stand on its own.
27 May ‘Gladdening the mind’
3 Jun Practising the Brahma viharas
10 Jun The mudita bhavana: sympathetic joy
17 Jun Bodhisattvas of compassion
24 Jun to be confirmed
All meetings are in the Quaker Meeting House, 98-100 Crown Street.
The study group meets every other Sunday in members’ homes and studies books chosen by the group. During this programme we will be using ‘The Happiness Hypothesis’ by Jonathan Haidt. If you would like to join the study group, please contact the group email.
This Being, That Becomes by Dhivan Thomas Jones is said to be a ‘clear, practical and open’ guide to that central but sometimes obscure Buddhist teaching of ‘conditioned co-production’. It will be the next book for the Study Group, which meets every other Sunday morning in members’ homes. The group is open to anyone who has read that week’s chapter, so if you are interested in joining in, please email us.
The next study group book will be ‘The Jewel in the Lotus’ by Stephen Batchelor. It’s a bit different from our usual study group books in that it’s more about the history of Buddhism than the practice. It is out of print but there are plenty of copies available second hand.
The study group is held once a fortnight in members’ houses and is open to anyone who has read the week’s text. There is a separate mailing list for the study group wo if you would like to join it please email us.
The study group’s new text is ‘Tales of Freedom’ by Vessantara, which discusses the teachings through stories from the Buddhist tradition. It seems to be out of print at present but there are lots of second hand copies available online.
The first meeting to discuss the first chapter will be on Sunday the 29th of July. Anyone can come, so long as they have read the text.