Buddhist Centre Programme for Summer 2020
The proposed next programme of evening meditation, discourse and discussion and weekend Buddhism courses.
The evening programmes follow the current programme content and weekend events are to provide advance notice. Although the dates are provisional, it is not expected that they will change.
20 April – 27 July, 7.30 – 9.00pm
Drop-in meditation classes. Simple guided meditations to develop a peaceful mind and a happy heart. Suitable for all. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.
Silent Sitting Meditation
22 April – 29 July , 7.30 – 8.15pm
A silent, unguided sitting meditation of about 45 minutes. Suitable for those with prior experience. These sessions may not always go ahead, so please check with email@example.com to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you arrive by 7:20 as we start promptly.
Topic for our Buddhism introductory evenings yet to be decided.
23 April – 30 July, 7.30 – 9.00pm
The general topics and dates for two events have been decided. Other events are yet to be decided.
Interdependence and Emptiness
Teachings on the Two Buddhist Truths by Geshe Graham Woodhouse
Saturday 2 May – Sunday 3 May, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Two days of teachings from Chapter 9 from Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life“
Courageous Compassion and Ultimate Reality
Teachings by Geshe Tenzin Namdak
Saturday 23 May, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Teaching on the ultimate combination of compassion and wisdom, with reference to Je Tsongkhapa’s “Three Principal Aspects of the Path“. This day will follow on from a talk in Bath on the Friday evening and be followed by a talk in South Petherton on Sunday.
The following are Tsog Days during this programme:
- Friday 17 January
- Sunday 3 May
- Sunday 17 May
- Monday 1 June
- Monday 15 June
- Tuesday 30 June
- Wednesday 15 July
- Wednesday 29 July
The following are Festival Days:
- Friday 5 June: Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana
- Friday 24 July: Buddha’s First Turning of the Dharma Wheel
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