What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in Buddhism or anyone simply wishing to try out Buddhist meditation in a relaxed and friendly setting. Sessions are led by experienced meditators who give an introduction to tranquillity meditation to help develop a calm and peaceful state of mind. This meditation technique is common to all Buddhist schools and our particular transmission is from the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. For those who would also like to find out more about Buddhist ideas and beliefs, our Discover Buddhism classes combine tranquillity meditation with a talk on a key topic. After each class, there is also time to ask questions and talk to fellow meditators. Every session is open to all and no booking is required.

More info on Sakya Buddhist Centre and Dechen (http://www.sakyabristol.org)

Upcoming events (5)

Discover Buddhism: Buddhism and Meditation on Saturday mornings

Sakya Buddhist Centre

These Saturday sessions include talks and reflection on key Buddhist ideas as well as meditation (with full instructions). They will last about an hour and all are welcome (recommended age is 12 and up if you're wanting to bring along the family!). Suggested donation £4 and time for tea and chat afterwards too.

Discover Buddhism

Sakya Buddhist Centre

Introductory sessions at the Sakya Buddhist Centre, Bristol. Each session lasts an hour and includes 20 minutes of meditation and a short talk on Buddhism. Sessions are led by experienced students of Lama Jampa Thaye. We explain how to do the meditation and everything is designed to be suitable for both those who have no experience and those with lots but want to ask more questions. There's refreshments afterwards if you want to stay for a chat. The Buddhist Centre is on the corner of Wathen Road and Sommerville Road - number 121 Sommerville Road, BS6 5BX Feel free to call[masked] or email [masked] if you want to know more. We suggest a donation of £5/3concs but don't worry if you can't afford it or forget your wallet/purse! For more information, email [masked], visit our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SakyaBuddhismBristol/ or visit www.sakyabristol.org.

Buddhist meditation on Wednesday mornings

Sakya Buddhist Centre

Life is full; often our minds are too. Learn a simple meditation technique to develop a calm and peaceful state of mind by coming along to this morning session. These classes are open to everyone and there’s no need to book. Suggested donation £2.

Buddhism and Meditation at the BRI

The Sanctuary

Peace of mind through meditation and contemplation of the timeless wisdom of the Buddha. This group is open to all staff, patients or visitors to the BRI; no previous experience necessary. We learn and practise a simple and gentle meditation technique from the Buddhist tradition that allows us to develop calmness, stability and a peaceful state of mind. Following this we contemplate a series of simple but profound teachings. These contemplations are designed to help us to develop and appreciate our life and its inherent good qualities. Cushions and chairs provided. Free of charge.

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