As many of you know we put the GBC up for sale in September. We are currently in the process of negotiating a sale, which will possibly close in mid December.
So with that in mind, we have come up with a ritual saying goodbye process that takes into account all the COVID regulations. This will allow a small group of mitras and order members (10 at a time) to come to the centre, and participate in an hour-long...
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 09:46Saturday 24 January 2-5pm. Open to all mitras and order members. Starts at 2pm with vegan cake and coffee. Ends 5pm. If you’d like to be on the set up team, please come for 1pm. Bringing home-made vegan cake is a good idea. Or some gluten free goodies like nice crisps and nuts if you’re a shopper. Much appreciated, see you there.
Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 14:01Saturday 10th May Order/Mitra Day Celebration 10.30 - 5pm
Taking the Mandala of the Five Buddhas as the focus, with meditation, reflections on the qualities of the Buddhas and a puja with origama flower offerings. Bring vegetarian food to share, lunch at 1pm.
Sunday 11th May Buddha Day Festival, all welcome 10.30 - 5pm
Meditation, chanting, watching a talk on Recollecting the Buddha by Vajratara, mitra ceremonies and a festive puja. With childrens activities at 12pm and...
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013 - 15:14We had a great puja last night. 23 of us gathered on the evening of Bhante’s 88th birthday, for a Sevenfold Puja. Thanks to Sheila Puri for the shrine, Suriyavamsa for the readings and everyone for coming and taking part.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2013 - 10:31As part of the the Urban Retreat this week, we’re having meditation at 7.30am, followed by optional breakfast. These sessions are Monday to Friday and they’re open to the whole sangha.
We’re also having a half-hour sit at 12.30, Monday to Thursday, so feel free to come along to them as well.
Tue, 2 Jul, 2013 - 11:29Every summer we have the quirkily named “Summertime Specials”, a series of Dharma talks, and this year’s theme is The Five Precepts. To accompany this series we’re having Vegan Summer - the GBC is going totally vegan for six weeks! How best to put the 1st Precept into action?!
Starting on Thursday 18th July, we’ll launch the Vegan Summer and Summertime Specials with an evening dedicated to the precepts, introducing the talks and celebrating with a festive puja...
Tue, 2 Jul, 2013 - 10:29This year’s Urban Retreat is based around Maitreyabandhu’s book “Life with Full Attention”. The material is centred on the Buddha’s Honeyball Sutta and will help act as a springboard to taking us deeper into our practice - noticing opportunities for change and growth.
We’ll start on Sunday 21st July with a day retreat, doing some meditation together, looking at the material from the book, including a presentation on ‘everyday mindfulness’, followed by discussion about how we can bring this...
Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 16:09Recently the Glasgow Buddhist Centre had a party for our volunteers, to say thank you for all their hard work and generosity over the last year. As part of our proceedings we had a Dharma Quiz, devised by Suriyavamsa. We thought this might be of interest to you, either as a fun thing to do yourself, or to offer at a class for a bit of amusement. But beware, some of the questions are fiendish!