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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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Newcomers welcome on Tuesday Nights

Mon, 24 Jul, 2017 - 21:57

Although we are not currently running introductory courses, Oxford Buddhist Centre holds classes on Tuesday nights which are suitable for newcomers.

We begin at 6pm with a drop-in meditation, where we teach either the Mindfulness of Breathing or the Development of Loving Kindness. You can arrive at from 5pm for a bring-your-own dinner and chance to meet people.

At 7pm we have Sangha Night, which will follow the format of talk/discussion on a theme, tea break and then a mediation finishing at around 9.15pm.

The broad...

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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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Returning from the Secret Realm

Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 20:11

Returning from the Secret Realm

Mon, 3 Nov, 2014 - 20:11

Dear Sangha

Prajnaketu recently gave a talk entitled ‘Returning from the Secret Realm’. It was a reflection upon his recent step in becoming ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. You can hear this talk by clicking the link below.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2i8uu9tfrd7j3e/secret_realm.mp3?dl=0

I
n sangha

Padmakumara...

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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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Dharmadipa at Parinirvana Day Oxford 2015

Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 09:53
A recording of Dharmadipa’s talk on Parinirvana Day 2015 in Oxford
The SoundCloud content at https://soundcloud.com/prajnaketu/dharmadipa-at-parinirvana-day-oxford-2015 is not available, or it is set to private.
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