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Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Course - 23rd May to 20th June

Fri, 10 May, 2019 - 08:49

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Course - 23rd May to 20th June

Fri, 10 May, 2019 - 08:49

An introductory course held over five Thursday evenings (7.00-9.30pm) - Book here

There is an old English saying: 

“Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny”.

The Buddha would have agreed with that. According to the Buddha, what we think, what we do with our minds, is the most crucial factor in how free and happy we become. This course will help us become more aware of the thoughts...

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Mind Protection - an intro to Buddhism, Mantra and Meditation

Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 15:08

Mind Protection - an intro to Buddhism, Mantra and Meditation

Tue, 11 Oct, 2016 - 15:08

Six Monday evenings starting 17th of October

Looking to harness the power of your creativity?  Mantras – sound symbols of Awakening – have been used for centuries as tools for energising and transforming the mind. In these six evenings we’ll use mantras as a launchpad for discovering the core teachings of the Buddha and how they help us to become wiser, more courageous, and better able to respond to the needs of the world.

You’ll also receive instruction in two essential meditation practices for...

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Train your Mind - an introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 11:49

Train your Mind - an introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Wed, 25 May, 2016 - 11:49

Want to see what your mind can do? This six-week course introduces the core teachings of the Buddha and how you can use them to move from ordinary, divided consciousness into a fuller, richer and more creative approach to life. On this highly practical course you will receive instruction in meditation as well as experiencing first-hand some of the key principles that underpin Buddhism. You will also be encouraged to continue the training practices at home and in your daily life.

Mondays...

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Zero to Buddha - a six week introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Tue, 12 Jan, 2016 - 11:22

Zero to Buddha - a six week introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

Tue, 12 Jan, 2016 - 11:22

Looking to make the most of your life? Want to transform your mind? This six-week course introduces the core teachings of the Buddha and how you can use them to free up your energy, your imagination, and your perspective on the world.

The course involves instruction in developing mindfulness and deep positive emotion through meditation, as well as outlining the key principles that take you from where you are now to beyond what you might think is possible. You will also be...

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Break out

Wed, 8 Jul, 2015 - 22:23

Break out

Wed, 8 Jul, 2015 - 22:23

Break out - intro course Mondays 3rd August to 7th September, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Peace House, 19 Paradise St, Oxford, OX1 1LD

Suggested donation £30-60

 Looking to overcome your limitations? Want to live more creatively? This six-week course introduces the core teachings of the Buddha and how we can use them to free up our energy, our imaginations, and our lives. The course will involve instruction in developing mindfulness and deep positive emotion through meditation, as well as investigating some of the key principles...

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Introductory course starting 20th April

Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 15:14

Introductory course starting 20th April

Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 15:14

Tools for training your mind: an introduction to Buddhism and Meditation

A six-week course on the core teachings of the Buddha and how we can use them to train – and transform – our minds. The course will involve instruction in developing mindfulness and deep positive emotion through meditation, as well as investigating the key concepts that underpin Buddhism. Participants will also be encouraged to continue the training practice at home and in their daily lives.

No prior experience...

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New Website

Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 10:32

New Website

Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 10:32

Check out our new website at www.oxfordbuddhistcentre.com!

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Parinirvana Festival Day Retreat Sunday 15th February

Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 12:55

Parinirvana Festival Day Retreat Sunday 15th February

Sat, 14 Feb, 2015 - 12:55Dear Friends


Parinirvana Festival Day Retreat on Sunday 15th February, 10am-5pm.
You are all invited to join us for a commemoration/celebration of the Buddha’s final release from unsatisfactoriness. It’s a time that Buddhists often use to reflect upon impermanence, death, and Enlightenment. You can come to all or part of the day.
  1. Where? No. 4 Brookside, Headington, Oxford OX3 7PJ.
    There is no parking available on Brookside itself so if coming by car do park in
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Oxford Triratna Classes Tuesday 20th January

Sun, 18 Jan, 2015 - 12:41

Oxford Triratna Classes Tuesday 20th January

Sun, 18 Jan, 2015 - 12:41Dear Friends


Last week proved a successful start to our new format, with all of us remaining together for a whole evening of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. We looked at those troublesome habits that hinder us from living a more fulfilled life, especially in the context of meditation. This coming Tuesday, the 20th, we’ll continue with this theme by investigating aversion. We’ll illuminate its various guises and explore how we might creatively release ourselves from its clutches.

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Introductory Course

Tue, 4 Nov, 2014 - 11:13

Introductory Course

Tue, 4 Nov, 2014 - 11:13A Taste of Freedom

This three-week taster course is a great opportunity to dip your toe into the vast and inspiring world of Buddhism and Meditation.
Who was the Buddha? What’s Buddhism all about?
How do we realise the Buddha’s vision for humanity together, here and now?
How can I use meditation to develop clarity of awareness and freedom of heart?
Come along and find out.
No prior knowledge or expertise is needed, just a willingness to test everything...
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