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The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

The Three Jewels meet the Climate Emergency

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 11 Feb, 2019 - 16:05

In December the Bristol Buddhist Centre hosted a practice morning on the theme ‘The Three Jewels Meet the Climate Emergency’. The event offered a space for the Sangha to come together to explore thoughts and feelings around the climate emergency, how Dharma practice helps with facing the reality of the situation, and what ‘taking action’ might look like in this context. This was followed by an action outside Barclays bank in the afternoon with meditation, leafletting and singing ‘climate carols.’

Listen...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Exeter Sangha outing to the Bristol Buddhist Centre to celebrate Triratna's 50th

By mokshini on Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 - 09:11

Exeter Sangha outing to the Bristol Buddhist Centre to celebrate Triratna's 50th

By mokshini on Tue, 11 Apr, 2017 - 09:11

A group of us from Exeter and Devon travelled up to the Bristol Buddhist Centre on Saturday 8th April to join in with their celebrations. It was a lovely day and I personally really enjoyed being warmly welcomed by a larger sangha

As part of the day we listened to four short talks on one of Sangharakshita’s poems, Four Gifts: 

I come to you with four gifts. 

The first gift is a lotus flower. 

Do you understand?

My second gift is a golden net. 

Can you recognise it? 

My third gift is a shepherd’s round dance. 

Do your...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

50th anniversary celebrations

By jvalamalini on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 22:04

50th anniversary celebrations

By jvalamalini on Sat, 8 Apr, 2017 - 22:04

We had a fab day - great atmosphere created by so many lovely people :)

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

50 years, 50 people, 50 words

By jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:32

50 years, 50 people, 50 words

By jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:32

What does Triratna mean to you?  

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Triratna50 in Bristol

By jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:28

Triratna50 in Bristol

By jvalamalini on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 17:28

A day for the south-west region to celebrate our sangha in Bristol and worldwide.

Programme

10.00 doors open

10.30 Welcome & Dedication Ceremony & Triratna Metta Bhavana led by Jvalamalini

11.40 Tea

12.00 Four Gifts – short personal talks from Abhayamaitri, Satyalila, Bhadra and Ananda:

I come to you with four gifts. The first gift is a lotus-flower. Do you understand?
My second gift is a golden net. Can you recognize it?
My third gift is a shepherds’ round-dance.
Do your feet know how to dance?
My fourth gift

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Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Come along! Celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community

By mokshini on Fri, 10 Mar, 2017 - 18:02

Come along! Celebrating 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community

By mokshini on Fri, 10 Mar, 2017 - 18:02

Join Mokshini, Karunadarshin, Sudhana, Nandavajra and others from the Devon Sangha to travel to the Bristol Buddhist Centre for the day to mark “50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community”! It would be lovely if there was a whole group of us from Exeter going up. The plan is to all go on a train together on the 8.23am from Exeter St David’s to Bristol Temple Meads, and return in the evening on the 18.44pm departure from Temple Meads.

It would be helpful if...

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Join the Team at Bristol Buddhist Centre

By jvalamalini on Sat, 14 Jan, 2017 - 18:56

Join the Team at Bristol Buddhist Centre

By jvalamalini on Sat, 14 Jan, 2017 - 18:56

Bristol Buddhist Centre is thriving and our sangha is growing. We’re looking for a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order to join the Centre Team to share the responsibility for facilitating

  • Communication of Sangharakshita’s vision including the tools of transformation
  • A flow of kalyana mitrata to build community and deepen commitment and Sangha

This would involve working with the existing team on our evolving ethos and culture of generosity, including working with volunteers as mentor and kalyana mitra to give them more sangha involvement and opportunity of Dharma service,...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Nourish the Sangha, Change Lives, Influence the World

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 13:21

Nourish the Sangha, Change Lives, Influence the World

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 13:21

Would you give £50 a month?

Bristol Buddhist Centre runs on generosity.

In 2015 we stopped making charges for classes, courses, and Sangha activities, and invited all of us to keep them happening by giving money and energy.

We responded generously – our regular monthly donations have almost doubled.  Thank you to everyone who has given, on behalf of everyone who has been through our doors this year to contact the Buddha-Dharma as expressed in our Sangha!

And there’s further...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

By Abhayamaitri on Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 - 01:43

Shraddhalocani's Gift to Bhante

By Abhayamaitri on Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 - 01:43

In Bristol, Shraddhalocani will be celebrating her birthday this coming weekend. She writes “Dear to my heart is the celebration of Bhante’s 90th birthday next month, and the birthday present he has requested”. Instead of a personal gift she has asked her friends to make a donation towards Bhante’s birthday present. She continues “This gift would give me immense pleasure, as I wrote in Bhante’s birthday card ‘My life would be immensely impoverished without your generosity’, and without his generosity...

Sangharakshita@90
Sangharakshita@90

Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

By Abhayamaitri on Sun, 19 Jul, 2015 - 20:00

Bhante's Birthday Appeal in Bristol

By Abhayamaitri on Sun, 19 Jul, 2015 - 20:00

I wanted to share some of our fundraising efforts here at the Bristol Buddhist Centre, with the hope of giving inspiration to others. We have created a ‘Bhante’s 90th Birthday’ display, including a time-line of his life so far, various pictures of Bhante, a display of some of his books, some best loved Bhante quotes, plus an area for people to share how the Dharma has impacted on their life. We also have a ‘Bhante Birthday Bowl’ for people to...

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