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Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Glasgow Buddhist Centre Statement on the Black Lives Matter Movement

By kuladharini on Sun, 14 Jun, 2020 - 09:00

Statement from the council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre on 5th June 2020

The council of Glasgow Buddhist Centre affirms our commitment to equality, human dignity and social justice. We aspire to understand the impact that racism has on us all.

We are heartbroken that systemic racism and the ongoing hostility towards black communities has resulted in the murder of George Floyd while in US police custody. We invite our whole community to examine our own prejudices, have the courage to speak...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

The one who placed The Dharma in my heart

By ccat27 on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35

The one who placed The Dharma in my heart

By ccat27 on Sat, 10 Nov, 2018 - 08:35Dear Bhante and friends. You put the words of the Buddha in my mouth. The Mantra of Padmasambhava became my keeper. Your presence felt like some new form of electricity - power - being. I met you when I was 15, - you sat on an old battered armchair in Bath Street in Glasgow. In those days - 1973 - your taped lectures were listened to and discussed all the time. How technology has grown. My love, respect and reverence...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

The 21-day kindness challenge starts Thursday!

By Munisha on Tue, 3 Jan, 2017 - 19:28

On Thursday this week the ‘Fortunate Women’ of Triratna’s Glasgow sangha are helping to launch ‘Kinder Scotland’ - a 21 day kindness challenge - open to anybody, not just Scotland. Sara Khorasani writes:

“Can we transform self and society though kindness? We know from research and our own experience that kindness can be radical. It has the power to change our relationship to ourselves and to others. The more you notice you are on the receiving...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Share - Glasgow Young Buddhists 7th Feb

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 - 15:11

Share - Glasgow Young Buddhists 7th Feb

By Prajnaketu on Fri, 29 Jan, 2016 - 15:11

We’d like to invite you to our “Share” day on Sunday 7th Feb 12-3pm. With a FREE swap-shap, chai cafe and drop-in meditation.

It’s a drop in event and all are welcome, so bring friends and family to have a look round the centre and join in the fun. The day is a celebration of community with the option to come together and share resources. Organised by our Young Buddhists group, activities on offer (all for free)...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Moksadhi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Glasgow Karuna Appeal: BAM 2015

By Moksadhi on Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 - 15:13

Hello! Sarah here writing on behalf of the Glasgow 2015 Women’s Karuna Appeal.

For BAM 2015 I have joined a team of 4 courageous women, led by the wonderful Sangamani, who are knocking on doors in Glasgow to raise funds for the Karuna Trust. For me, door knocking to support people in India who desperately need our help encapsulates Buddhist Action, especially the themes of caring for others and money awareness.

In terms of caring for others, the work which will bring funds to...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

The Buddha on Wall Street: Book signing and talk / In the footstep of the Buddha: Reading and talk

By Billy on Wed, 3 Jun, 2015 - 21:11

The Buddha on Wall Street: Book signing and talk / In the footstep of the Buddha: Reading and talk

By Billy on Wed, 3 Jun, 2015 - 21:11

Vaddhaka will be giving a talk on Buddhism and Capitalism and will be signing his book The Buddha on Wall Street on Wednesday 17th June. The evening will begin at 7.30pm.
The following week on Wednesday 24th June we have Ashvajit who is currently Bhante’s Secretary and lunchtime cook. He will be talking about Cultural Buddhism in the East and reading from his new book “In the footstep of the Buddha” which is a Collection of Letters written in...

Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Sangha Gahering Thursday 12th March

By Billy on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 11:15

Sangha Gahering Thursday 12th March

By Billy on Wed, 11 Mar, 2015 - 11:15Suriyavavama will be leading an evening on the theme of dana and the four tantric rites. These are fascination, pacification, destruction and prospering. These are connected with the mandala of the Five Buddhas.

Starts at 7.30pm with a short talk and puja.

Come at 6.30pm for baked potatoes.

All welcome.

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...
Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

The Big Dana Discussion #1

By Dassini on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 09:46

The Big Dana Discussion #1

By Dassini on Wed, 21 Jan, 2015 - 09:46Saturday 24 January 2-5pm. Open to all mitras and order members. Starts at 2pm with vegan cake and coffee. Ends 5pm. If you’d like to be on the set up team, please come for 1pm. Bringing home-made vegan cake is a good idea. Or some gluten free goodies like nice crisps and nuts if you’re a shopper. Much appreciated, see you there.
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:

  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in Ladakh, part-funded
  • ...

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