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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)

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NOW ONLINE - Discover Buddhism: Buddhism and Meditation on Tuesday evenings

Introductory sessions at the Sakya Buddhist Centre, Bristol.

Simon and Miranda are currently explaining chapters from Lama Jampa Thaye's overview of Tibetan Buddhism; 'Way of Tibetan Buddhism'

Each session lasts an hour and includes 15 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.

Due to the current coronavirus situation we've moved these sessions on to Zoom for the time being. A Zoom link will show once you have RSVPd. (Our Saturday sessions are now being held in person at the Buddhist Centre).

There is no charge for these sessions but we do encourage donations, which help us to maintain the Sakya Centre and its activities. A suggested amount is £5 but its entirely up to you. You can donate here: http://www.sakyabristol.org/donations/

For more information on Sakya Buddhist Centre, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SakyaBuddhismBristol/ or visit www.sakyabristol.org.

You can buy the book the course is based on at Amazon: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Tibetan-Buddhism-Jampa-Thaye/dp/1541069471/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_1285150262?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8

NOW ONLINE - Discover Buddhism on Saturday mornings

Online event

NOTE: Due to the national lockdown, these sessions will be online only - we hope to be able to open the doors again as soon as possible.

These Saturday sessions include talks and reflection on the above Buddhist ideas as well as tranquillity 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!). This week, we'll open the whole series with a talk on the life of the Buddha and how it helps to set out the stages of the path to enlightenment.

There is no charge for these sessions but we do encourage donations, which help us to maintain the Sakya Buddhist Centre and its activities. A suggested amount is £5 (£3) but it's entirely up to you. You can donate here: http://www.sakyabristol.org/donations/.

The 20 topics in full:

The life of the Buddha
The Four Noble Truths (1 and 2 )
The Four Noble Truths (3 and 4)
The Four Thoughts: Precious human birth
The Four Thoughts: Impermanence
The Four Thoughts: Karma and rebirth
The Four Thoughts: The wheel of life
The Four Thoughts: Suffering
Taking refuge
The teacher and lineage
The three vehicles of practice
Loving-kindness and compassion
Bodhicitta and the bodhisattva
The Six Perfections - Giving
The Six Perfections - Moral discipline
The Six Perfections - Patience
The Six Perfections - Effort
The Six Perfections - Meditation
The Six Perfections - Wisdom
Dedication of merit

Resources to support the talks: https://www.sakyabristol.org/whats-on/bristol-buddhist-meditation-classes/discover-buddhism-videos-for-meditation-and-reflection/

NOW ONLINE - Discover Buddhism: Buddhism and Meditation on Tuesday evenings

Introductory sessions at the Sakya Buddhist Centre, Bristol.

Simon and Miranda are currently explaining chapters from Lama Jampa Thaye's overview of Tibetan Buddhism; 'Way of Tibetan Buddhism'

Each session lasts an hour and includes 15 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.

Due to the current coronavirus situation we've moved these sessions on to Zoom for the time being. A Zoom link will show once you have RSVPd. (Our Saturday sessions are now being held in person at the Buddhist Centre).

There is no charge for these sessions but we do encourage donations, which help us to maintain the Sakya Centre and its activities. A suggested amount is £5 but its entirely up to you. You can donate here: http://www.sakyabristol.org/donations/

For more information on Sakya Buddhist Centre, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SakyaBuddhismBristol/ or visit www.sakyabristol.org.

You can buy the book the course is based on at Amazon: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Tibetan-Buddhism-Jampa-Thaye/dp/1541069471/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_1285150262?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8

NOW ONLINE - Discover Buddhism on Saturday mornings

Online event

NOTE: Due to the national lockdown, these sessions will be online only - we hope to be able to open the doors again as soon as possible.

These Saturday sessions include talks and reflection on the above Buddhist ideas as well as tranquillity 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!). This week, we'll open the whole series with a talk on the life of the Buddha and how it helps to set out the stages of the path to enlightenment.

There is no charge for these sessions but we do encourage donations, which help us to maintain the Sakya Buddhist Centre and its activities. A suggested amount is £5 (£3) but it's entirely up to you. You can donate here: http://www.sakyabristol.org/donations/.

The 20 topics in full:

The life of the Buddha
The Four Noble Truths (1 and 2 )
The Four Noble Truths (3 and 4)
The Four Thoughts: Precious human birth
The Four Thoughts: Impermanence
The Four Thoughts: Karma and rebirth
The Four Thoughts: The wheel of life
The Four Thoughts: Suffering
Taking refuge
The teacher and lineage
The three vehicles of practice
Loving-kindness and compassion
Bodhicitta and the bodhisattva
The Six Perfections - Giving
The Six Perfections - Moral discipline
The Six Perfections - Patience
The Six Perfections - Effort
The Six Perfections - Meditation
The Six Perfections - Wisdom
Dedication of merit

Resources to support the talks: https://www.sakyabristol.org/whats-on/bristol-buddhist-meditation-classes/discover-buddhism-videos-for-meditation-and-reflection/

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NOW ONLINE - Discover Buddhism on Saturday mornings

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