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Save the Date - Fundraising Webinar by Future Dharma in partnership with Sikkha

By Vajrashura on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 10:18

Save the Date - Fundraising Webinar by Future Dharma in partnership with Sikkha

By Vajrashura on Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 10:18

Dear Friends.

On Friday 12th June 2020, Future Dharma in partnership with Sikkha will be running a Fundraising Webminar entitled Effective Fundraising for Triratna Centres.

This seminar will be focused on helping Triratna Centres and Groups effectively ask for and receive donations in these new online times. It’ll be run by Kusaladevi from FutureDharma, with help...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Dana Launch Weekend at the GBC

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:43

Dana Launch Weekend at the GBC

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:43

Dana Launch Weekend: Get Involved

Friday, 9 Sept

We will be ritually opening the launch weekend by cleaning, really deep cleaning the centre. Bring veggie food to share.

Starts at 11 with a dedication, then get out the elbow grease to scrub those corners clean

1pm lunch

2-3:30 more cleaning!

Ends with a closing ritual around 3.30pm, laying down the foundations for a mandala offering that Sinhacandra and Suriyavamsa are creating over the weekend.

To help on Friday, show up and our mistress of ceremony, Dassini, will direct your energies. Questions? Email Dassini (...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Upcoming Meditation and Buddhism Courses at the GBC

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:35

Upcoming Meditation and Buddhism Courses at the GBC

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:35

Upcoming Meditation and Buddhism Courses

As we launch the Dana Economy this September, we are dropping the course fees for our Meditation and Buddhism classes. So now is a great time to let all your friends know about our upcoming courses!

Meditation and Buddhism Courses

The Essentials of Meditation, Tuesdays 7:30 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 13 Sept

The Essentials of Buddhism and Meditation (Level 1), Wednesdays 7:30 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

Levels 2 & 3 Buddhism, Wednesdays 7:30 9:30pm, starts 14 Sept

There are no charges for our Meditation and Buddhism...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:34

September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 - 22:34

Dana Economy Launch Weekend

Sept 9 - 11

Join us to prepare, gather inspiration, go out in the community and to generally launch the dana economy here at the GBC, with activities all weekend. Get in!!

For more information about events for the launch weekend go here.

Meditation and Buddhism Classes**

The Essentials of Meditation, Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 13 Sept

The Essentials of Buddhism and Meditation (level 1), Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

Levels 2 & 3 Buddhism, Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30pm, 6 weeks, starts 14 Sept

**Starting...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Karuna Appeal - a great context for practice?

By Billy on Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 16:31

Karuna Appeal - a great context for practice?

By Billy on Mon, 8 Aug, 2016 - 16:31

On Sunday August 14 (5.30 - 8.00), Margo, Dassini & team will host an evening where Margo will talk about her experience on a Karuna appeal. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion, and we’ll end the evening in the shrine room.

This evening sits happily within the build up to our Dana Economy launch.

We would like to invite you to participate in a mini Dana appeal this evening to contribute foodstuffs to a local food bank. Please bring along non-perishable...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Dana Launch celebrations on Padmasambhava Day at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 24 Jul, 2016 - 21:39

Dana Launch celebrations on Padmasambhava Day at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 24 Jul, 2016 - 21:39

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September
A weekend of rituals and celebrations

Dear Friends,

Here’s a happy and significant date for your diary - the Dana Launch weekend, culminating on Padmasambhava Day, Sunday 11 September. 

We’re having a weekend of ritual and ‘sangha actions’ (that means doing stuff together!) to celebrate the launch of our dana economy, both in the centre and out and about in the streets and the park. We’d love you to join us. 

Friday 9th September - purification and opening the mandala
Yes, it...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sunday Sangha - 17th April at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Thu, 14 Apr, 2016 - 17:28

Sunday Sangha - 17th April at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Thu, 14 Apr, 2016 - 17:28

A Culture of Giving led by Dassini: Relaunching the “let’s drop class charges and give the Dharma away” action plan. Please come along and give your support to making this beautiful idea happen in the world. The centre council and other enthusiasts welcome you to take part in discussion and planning.

The evening will start with soup which will be provided, but please bring some vegetarian food to accompany and share.

5:30pm - 9:00pm.

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating a “Dana economy”: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Nov, 2015 - 12:35

Celebrating a “Dana economy”: Birmingham Buddhist Centre, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Nov, 2015 - 12:35

Dana, or generosity, is top of several traditional Buddhist lists of fine ethical qualities to be cultivated. For any Triratna Centre, there’s a big decision: charge for classes or retreats and run the risk that some people will be put off booking, or run a “Dana economy” – relying entirely on donations - and risk a financial shortfall?

Samachitta is Chair of Birmingham Buddhist Centre (UK). She writes: “All Buddhist classes at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre have been free since 2009.

Before...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Big Dana Discussion 2

By Dassini on Thu, 19 Feb, 2015 - 14:27

Big Dana Discussion 2

By Dassini on Thu, 19 Feb, 2015 - 14:27Transitioning to a dana economy:

Big Dana Discussion 2
(for all oms and mitras)
Friday 20 February
6.30pm - 9.30pm
at GBC


At the first Big Dana Discussion we resolved to meet again within 4 weeks, and so here we go..

The format for this evening is a conversation cafe, starting with homemade soup and bread. Feel free to bring any cake. Vegan baking in particular is always welcome, as are gluten-free offerings. If you’d...