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Sunday Sangha - September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:24

Sunday Sangha - September at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre

By Billy on Sun, 4 Sep, 2016 - 21:24

SundaySangha in September

Here’s a digest of what’s happening on Sunday nights as the first gentle notes of autumn begin to sound…


4th September 5:30 - 8:30
The Sangha sangha night will become a U Lab Hub for the evening led by Kuladharini. The GBC U Lab Coaching circle will share some of what they have learned from the free online introductory course for change makers all over the world. There will be an opportunity to experience for yourself what this thing...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Quintessence of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The Quintessence of Compassion

By akasajoti on Fri, 26 Aug, 2016 - 16:44

The birds sing at dawn for you
And, after winter, Earth puts out bright flowers
The stars adorn your hair
And oceans lie like crumpled silk
Beneath your feet.
Your eyes shine with pure love.
Clouds melt in your hands
Dropping moisture to plants and streams.

Bestowing confidence, unwavering
Tara you are the perfect friend
Delighting in turning sorrow to joy
Your sole desire to heal all pain.
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Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Imagination, Beauty and Ritual, An Eight-Week Course (Padmavajri)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 22:41

This course over eight weeks on The Place of Imagination, Beauty, and Ritual in the Spiritual Life was provided by Padmavajri from the Brighton Buddhist Centre.

Padmavajri says: “I led two groups on this. The course was aimed at any Mitras and it turned out I had a group of experienced Mitras, and a group of newer Mitras (one or two years old)… The two groups here loved it, enjoyed it, were challenged by it, and also were helped to understand ritual and the arts...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Dharma Teaching - Beginners Buddhism: Ritual and Devotion, A Course In Six-Weeks (Vajrapriya)

By Centre Team on Sun, 17 Jul, 2016 - 22:12

Exploring the psychology and meaning of Buddhist ritual through the ‘Sevenfold Puja’

A six-week course exploring Buddhist ritual. Provided by Vajrapriya, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, UK. Module 5 of Vajrapriya’s Buddhism Two Course in six modules.

Download this overview here

Overview

  1. Who/what do Buddhists worship? Commitment to a path of personal development.
     
  2. The practice of openness, disclosure and confession.
     
  3. The importance of developing positive emotion.
     
  4. Receptivity: turning towards what is deepest in ourselves and the universe.
     
  5. The ‘Awakening Heart’
  6. ...
Glasgow Buddhist Centre
Glasgow Buddhist Centre

End of Year Puja

By Billy on Sun, 13 Dec, 2015 - 21:17

End of Year Puja

By Billy on Sun, 13 Dec, 2015 - 21:17

Join us for our end of year puja on Thursday 17th December at the GBC.

Baked potatoes at 6pm

Meditation, puja and dedication of merits from 7.30pm

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

A Morning Puja - Four Reminders, Three Terrible Oaths

By sheena on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:52

A Morning Puja - Four Reminders, Three Terrible Oaths

By sheena on Sat, 26 Sep, 2015 - 13:52

The Terrible Oaths bit is something that Dayaka added for Buddhafield North to Vessantara’s Morning Puja! 

It’s very helpful and bracing if I pay attention to it…

The Four Reminders
Life has inevitable difficulties. No one can control it all.

This body is impermanent. Death is certain.

The karma I create shapes the course of my life.

This human birth is precious, an opportunity to awaken.

These four reminders

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Breaking the Chains
Breaking the chains - buddhist rituals to set you free

Week 7 - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender

By Bodhidasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 06:38

Week 7 - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender

By Bodhidasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 06:38

We come to the end of the course and the end of the devotional sequence - Transference of Merit and Self Surrender. Here, in this last stage of the puja, we uncover the secret behind the whole practice.

This short video (7 minutes) is a rough summary of the stages of the puja using a different metaphor - that of climbing a mountain. 

Remember - this week you have been requesting to bring a device with which you can access the internet. We will...

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