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India Day

Sat, 1 Oct, 2016 - 11:07

India Day

Sat, 1 Oct, 2016 - 11:07


Dear Colchester Sangha and friends, 

I’d like to remind you of a special event we are holding on Sunday October 9th starting at 10:30am until 4:30pm in order to celebrate Dr Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary (14 April) as well as the 60 years since he converted to Buddhism along with 500,000 of his followers (14 October).
 
We will be meditating, chanting (in Indian style) the refuges and precepts, and having an Indian feast for lunch! 
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Colchester Buddhist Centre: Meditate in the Park for Peace (A Buddhist Action Month Activity) for Nuclear Disarmament for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:23

Colchester Buddhist Centre: Meditate in the Park for Peace (A Buddhist Action Month Activity) for Nuclear Disarmament for Mass Investment in Renewables and Green Jobs

Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 16:23

26 June 2016 in Castle Park

(meet by the war memorial at 3pm)

Why now?

In 2016, parliament will vote whether to replace and modernise the UK’s nuclear weapons system called Trident. It’s made up of four submarines – one of which is on patrol at all times - carrying up to 40 nuclear warheads on board. Each of these warheads is eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.

The government is in favour of replacing Trident at a cost of...

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M&S Grant for Solar Panels

Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 14:36

M&S Grant for Solar Panels

Fri, 23 Oct, 2015 - 14:36

Dear all,


I’m delighted to say that I’ve just received the paperwork accepting us for a grant to provide the new Colchester Buddhist Centre with a new 4kW solar panel system, which will probably offset our entire electricity use for the coming years. Along with the feed-in-tariff  generated from the panels which will offset our gas bills, we will be almost entirely bill free. This will free up monies for other projects as well as meaning we are truly sustainable....

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Vote for Colchester Buddhists to get Solar PV on our New Centre

Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:20

Vote for Colchester Buddhists to get Solar PV on our New Centre

Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:20

Vote for Colchester Buddhists to get Solar PV on our New Centre

JUST ONE WEEK TO GO

The deadline for voting is 30 Sep so please vote for us to get PV!

Colchester Buddhist Centre has been operating for over 15 years in the town centre, offering the people of Colchester the opportunity to find out about and practice Buddhism, meditation, and yoga.

We have now purchased our very own building and wish to make the centre as sustainable as possible,...

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2015 Programme

Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 20:57

2015 Programme

Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 20:57Regular programme for newcomers/drop-in:

  • Wednesday nights - 7.30pm-10.00pm - Newcomers Night Drop In
  • Friday afternoons - 1pm-2pm - Lunchtime meditation

Sangha night: Thursday nights - 7.30pm-10.00pm

January

Sun 11 - Gong Day with Karunacitta
Sat 24 - Women’s post mitra study **
Sat 31 - Council/Order gathering

February
Sun 15 - Paranirvana Day

March
Sun 1 - Seven papers - Initiation Into a New Life (again) SK *
Sat 7 - Women’s post mitra study **
Sun...
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Young People's Evening - Do no harm - 28th February 7.30pm-10.00pm

Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 19:55

Young People's Evening - Do no harm - 28th February 7.30pm-10.00pm

Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 19:55Saturday, 28th February from 7.30pm-10.00pm at Colchester Buddhist Centre

Young people’s evenings are open to anybody with an interest in buddhism and meditation under the age of 35.

This is the first in a series of evenings looking at the five precepts and how they apply to us.

This month Jo will lead us looking into the first precept of do no harm, with the positive counterpart being loving kindness.
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Parinirvana Day

Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 19:43

Parinirvana Day

Sat, 7 Feb, 2015 - 19:43Parinirvana Day Sunday 15th February 2015
ALL WELCOMEBRING VEGETARIAN LUNCH TO SHARE! ​​​
Programme ​
10:30 Welcome ​
11:00 Meditation
​12:00 Reading and Reflections ​
1:00​ Lunch ​
2:30 Talks/Presentations
​3:30 ​Tea ​
4:00 Puja with Remembering those who have passed ​
5:00​ Finish