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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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Oxford Buddhist Group August 5th Classes

Sat, 2 Aug, 2014 - 19:23

Oxford Buddhist Group August 5th Classes

Sat, 2 Aug, 2014 - 19:23We’ve a change to the usual schedule from this week and are excited to announce an introductory course on Meditation and Buddhism. Here are the details for the evening.

Drop-in Meditation 6.00-7.00pm
Taste of Freedom Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Course (7.00-9.15pm for six weeks, until 9th Sept.) - an ideal way to begin exploring such well-tested ancient principles and practices. It’s fine to just turn up on the first night and give it a try for a week...
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22nd July Details

Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 12:05

22nd July Details

Thu, 17 Jul, 2014 - 12:05After the Dharma Festival and Ben’s Mitra Ceremony we resume ‘normal’ activities this coming week.

Drop-in Meditation 6.30-7.30pm (suggested donation £2-£5).
Sangha Night 7.30-9.15pm
Beauty and the Dharma Life - Padmakumara will explore what has been referred to as a hidden teaching in Buddhism: Beauty. How does living Buddhist teachings help us perceive more Beauty? What is it about the experience of Beauty that makes it so valuable? Join us for this, meditation, and much more (suggested donation £4-£10).
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Dharma Day Celebration with Mitra Ceremony

Sat, 12 Jul, 2014 - 10:17

Dharma Day Celebration with Mitra Ceremony

Sat, 12 Jul, 2014 - 10:17Dharma Day Celebrations - Tuesday 15th July

Please join us for an auspicious celebration of the Buddha’s first discourse. Occuring two full moons after his Complete Awakening the Buddha spoke to five disciples from his time as an ascetic. One, Kondanna, woke up himself and at that moment the Buddha realised that others could understand for themselves how things really are. The rest, as they say, is history, over 2,500 years of it right up to us, here and...
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Class Changes from 5th August

Fri, 4 Jul, 2014 - 10:39

Class Changes from 5th August

Fri, 4 Jul, 2014 - 10:39Changes to Classes from 5th August 2014

Drop-in Meditation 6-7pm
Suggested Donation £2-£5 per class

Taste of Freedom Course Introducing Buddhism & Meditation
Six weeks from 5th August to 9th September
7-9.15pm each evening
Suggested Donation £25-£60 per course
No need to book, just turn up on the 5th
E: oxfordtriratna [at] gmail.com
T: 07818 483 336
W: http://www.thebuddhistcentre.com/oxford/

Generosity - living the spirit of Buddhism
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Dedication Ceremony

Fri, 13 Jun, 2014 - 13:25

Dedication Ceremony

Fri, 13 Jun, 2014 - 13:25Dedication Ceremony for Oxford Triratna’s New Venue (Peace House)

Tuesday 17th June

This week our sangha night sees the ritual marking of our move to Peace House. We hope you’ve been enjoying it so far: the greater space, the relative quiet, and the functioning toilet!

The Dedication Ceremony is a short series of verses recited in call and response. There will be an introduction to the ceremony before it takes place. Afterwards there will be...
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We are moving

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 16:49

We are moving

Tue, 20 May, 2014 - 16:49We have a group every Tuesday:

6:30 - Drop-in meditation (guided - no experience required)
7:20 - Tea
7:40 - Sangha night (meditation, puja, talks & discussion)
9:15 - End

All are wlecome, it’s completely free to attend but donations are appreciaed.

We are moving
From Tuesday 3rd of June we will be moving to Peace House.
Please see the Peace House website for map and venue location.

Buses: from Cowley Road, No...
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Tim Holden

Talk: Buddhism - a Philosophy or a Religion?

Sat, 16 Nov, 2013 - 12:01
Recording of a talk given by Tim Holden at the Oxford Brookes University Open Discussion Society on November 14th 2013.