Programme May – August 2017

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. Evenings marked INTRODUCTION are suitable for complete beginners.

03 May  The eightfold path – Nigel
10 May  Walking the path – Nigel
17 May  Refuges and precepts – Alan
24 May  The Ānāpānasati Sutta – Alan
31 May  The same but different, but the same – Nigel

07 Jun  Don’t get mad, get dhamma! Anger management in the suttas – Shona
14 Jun  The Saraniya Sutta: the principles of cordiality – Julian
21 Jun  Summer celebration – Alan
28 Jun  The eight worldly winds – Nigel

05 Jul  Dharma Day – Alan
12 Jul  Life is not an easy ride – Cliff
19 Jul  Buddhism at work – Eszter
26 Jul  The four elements – Julian

02 Aug  Sigalovāda Sutta pt2 – David
09 Aug  INTRODUCTION A very short introduction to Buddhism – Alan
16 Aug  The five precepts – Nigel
23 Aug  Right speech – Nigel
30 Aug  Jhāna – Nigel

Venue details

Programme Feb 2017

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.

01 Feb  Nigel – How do you breathe?

08 Feb  Nigel – Anapanasati

15 Feb  Nigel – Creating worlds

22 Feb  Alan – The Sedaka Sutta

01 Mar  Shona – Nurturing your inner adult

 08 Mar  Nigel – Desire

 15 Mar  Julian – Four dharma summaries

 22 Mar  Spring celebration

 29 Mar  Nigel – The 8 worldly winds

05 Apr  Julian – ‘What did you expect?’

12 Apr  David – subject to be confirmed

19 Apr  Nigel – The sublime attitudes

03 May  Nigel – The Eightfold Path

10 May  Nigel – Walking the Path

INTRODUCTIONS

Sat 22 April – Introduction to meditation 10:00-13:00

Wed 26 April – A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism 19:30 – 21:30

Meeting times and place

Programme spring/summer 2016

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.

6th Apr             The Sangrahavastus – four things that build community
13th Apr           How to Recognise the Dhamma
20th Apr           Introduction
27th Apr           Introduction
4th May            Skilful selfishness? – the Sedaka Sutta
11th May          Into the Stream
18th May          Wesak Celebration – anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment
25th May          The Five Aggregates
1st Jun              The Seven Factors for Awakening
8th Jun             Perfect Action
15th Jun            Perfect Livelihood
22nd Jun           to be confirmed
29th Jun            to be confirmed
6th Jul              Introduction
13th July          Introduction

All meetings are in the Quaker Meeting House, 98-100 Crown Street.

 Study Group

The study group meets every other Sunday in members’ homes and studies books chosen by the group. If you would like to join the study group, please contact the group email.

 

New study group book – Vision and Transformation

The study group is going back to basics with a book we have done before: Vision and Transformation by Sangharakshita. It’s an introduction to the Buddha’s Eightfold Path, one limb of the path per chapter and an excellent practical introduction to the teachings. There is a free pdf for those with e-readers at http://www.sangharakshita.org/_books/Noble_Eightfold_Path.pdf Otherwise, we have a number of spare copies in the library.

The study group meets fortnightly(ish) on Sunday mornings in members homes. If you would like to join, please contact us.

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Programme September to December 2012

05 Sep        Khemaka – Feelings

12               Ian – How I Came To Buddhism

19               Meditation and reading by Thilini

26               Julian – Death of a Cat

03 Oct        Alan – Self and Non Self

10               Nigel – Metta Bhavana

17               Khemaka – Elements

24               Double meditation

31               Mhairi – subject to be confirmed

07 Nov       Nigel – The Breath

14               James – Practicing the Four Contemplations

21               Dan – Buddhist Global Relief

28               Sangha Day Festival

05 Dec        Julian – Being Peaceful, Peacefully

12               Alan – Deceit and Self Deception

19               Double meditation

26               Closed