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The Big Dana Discussion #1

Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 09:46

The Big Dana Discussion #1

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.
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Buddha Day Weekend at the GBC

Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 14:01

Buddha Day Weekend at the GBC

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...
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108 Year Puja for Bhante

Tue, 27 Aug, 2013 - 15:14

108 Year Puja for Bhante

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.
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Come and join in the Urban Retreat Meditations

Mon, 22 Jul, 2013 - 10:31

Come and join in the Urban Retreat Meditations

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.
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Vegan Summer & the Five Precepts

Tue, 2 Jul, 2013 - 11:29

Vegan Summer & the Five Precepts

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...
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GBC Urban Retreat 21st - 28th July

Tue, 2 Jul, 2013 - 10:29

GBC Urban Retreat 21st - 28th July

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...
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Preparing the Offerings

Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 16:03

Preparing the Offerings

Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 16:03

On Sunday the 26th of May we’ll be holding our annual Buddha festival - the Buddhist event of the year when we celebrate Siddhartha Gautama’s enlightenment.

We’ll be having offering making sessions for the festival at 2 - 4pm on this Sunday and the next, (the 12th and the 19th of May).

We are going to make the offerings we recite in the first section of the Sevenfold Puja, ie: mandarava, blue lotus, jasmine, all...
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Buddha Day at the GBC

Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 15:51

Buddha Day at the GBC

Thu, 9 May, 2013 - 15:51Sunday 26th May

Celebrate the occasion of the Buddha’s Enlightenment in the company of friends in the Sangha.

4pm meditation, readings and special puja offering; “with mandarava, blue lotus and jasmine…”
come along and help us open the festival with a devotional focus on the Buddha.

6pm shared meal, bring vegetarian food to share.

7.30pm talk and festive puja, all welcome!
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Dharma Quiz

Mon, 8 Oct, 2012 - 16:09

Dharma Quiz

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!

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Annual GBC Retreat at Dhanakosa

Sun, 29 Jul, 2012 - 19:01

Annual GBC Retreat at Dhanakosa

Sun, 29 Jul, 2012 - 19:0124 - 31 August The Way of the Bodhisattva

Following on from our season of talks on the Six Paramitas, this year’s Sangha Retreat is on the theme of The Bodhicaryavatara. Come along and encounter this profound Mahayana text through meditation, puja, talks, discussion, calligraphy and reflection in the context of Sangha – living together as a community in the beautiful surroundings of Dhanakosa.

A weekend option is also available, 24 - 26 August.

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