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...
By Sushri 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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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.
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
By Dassini on Wed, 7 May, 2014 - 14:01Saturday 10th May Order/Mitra Day Celebration 10.30 - 5pm
Taking the Mandala of the Five Buddhas as the focus, with meditation, reflections on the qualities of the Buddhas and a puja with origama flower offerings. Bring vegetarian food to share, lunch at 1pm.
Sunday 11th May Buddha Day Festival, all welcome 10.30 - 5pm
Meditation, chanting, watching a talk on Recollecting the Buddha by Vajratara, mitra ceremonies and a festive puja. With childrens activities at 12pm and...
By Dassini on Mon, 22 Jul, 2013 - 10:31As part of the the Urban Retreat this week, we’re having meditation at 7.30am, followed by optional breakfast. These sessions are Monday to Friday and they’re open to the whole sangha.
We’re also having a half-hour sit at 12.30, Monday to Thursday, so feel free to come along to them as well.