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.
16 May Nigel – The five hindrances
23 May Alan – The Brahma Vihara meditations
30 May Bright – Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: the discourse on not-self
06 Jun Nigel – The five aggregates
13 Jun Alan – Community and friendship
20 Jun Orla – Buddhism and mental health
27 Jun Julian – Angulimala
04 Jul Nigel – The seven factors of awakening
11 Jul Alan – Apollo, Dionysus and the Buddha
18 Jul Julian – subject to be confirmed
25 Jul Alan – Buddhist ethics in a global economy
01 Aug Nigel – Getting to know the breath
08 Aug Bright – Contemplating death
15 Aug Nigel – Dhamma in daily life
22 Aug Orla – subject to be confirmed
29 Aug INTRODUCTION A very short introduction to Buddhism
07 Feb Nigel – Emotions and their role on the path
14 Feb Julian – Right speech
21 Feb Nigel – Effort or no effort
28 Feb Orla – Gender in Buddhism
07 Mar sangha evening
14 Mar Alan – Biased? Me? – part 1
21 Mar Alan – Biased? Me? – part 2
28 Mar Nigel – Putting the present in its place
4 Apr Julian – The Sīgālaka Sutta
11 Apr double meditation
18 Apr INTRODUCTION: A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism
25 Apr Nigel – The Threefold Path: Ethics
We’re starting 2018 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.
17 Jan A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism
An introduction to the basic concepts of Buddhism and to Buddhist meditation.
24 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?
31 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
Next introductory evening: Wednesday 8th of November 19:30 to 21:30
A brief introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditation, suitable for complete beginners.