We hope that 2020 has started well and that you are in good heart. This edition of our newsletter brings you details of our Sangha evening on Thursdays (from 7 pm to 9 pm) and a weekend retreat we are running in May.
Sangha evening theme
The Find Peace in a Turbulent world introduction to meditation and Buddhism course, which we have been running in the context of our Sangha evening, will reach its conclusion on 27th February....
Come and give your mind a rest! Join us in sitting in stillness and spaciousness this coming Wednesday at the Exeter Natural Health Centre. The evening is dedicated to the ‘Just Sitting’ practice: We’ll be asking ourselves “What is happening, right now, in my experience?” We’ll see why this enquiry needs the qualities of curiosity, receptivity and openness. All levels of experience welcome.
The Triratna Exeter Autumn Sangha will now be from 4th to 6th November and take place at High Heathercombe Centre (http://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk/) is available so we will be having it there instead, so please make a note of the new dates.
We will be exploring ‘The Five Wisdom Buddhas’, both male and female. These buddhas are symbols of different aspects of our minds when transformed through wisdom: our perception, our attitude towards abundance, attachment to...
Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day - ‘The Buddha’s Victory’
Sunday 22nd May, 10.30 until 4.30 (arriving from 10.00) by donation
at Bothenhampton Village Hall, BRIDPORT
A day celebrating the Buddha’s Awakening through Meditation, Reflection, shared lunch and more…….Buddha Day is one of the most important festival days in the Buddhist calendar, and forms part of Wesak. We’ll have readings from sutras, meditation, talk & discussion, together with a puja. bring a veggie lunch item to share
“The girl was never there! It’s always the same. I’m running towards nothing. Again and again and again…”
(free bar of chocolate to the first person to come on the Sangha weekend who knows who wrote that lyric)
Hello everyone, just a reminder about our next Sangha Weekend Retreat, 1 - 3 April, at High Heathercombe Centre, which is a bit north of Widecombe and west of Manaton on Dartmoor. http://www.highheathercombecentre.org.uk
By Nandavajra on Thu, 19 Jun, 2014 - 13:01In an enlightening, inspiring and moving Sangha evening members of the group shared the place of altruism in their life and practice. Colin, a former member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and a very long-standing vegetarian (on altruistic grounds) talked of his voluntary work as an advocate for trade union members experiencing financial hardship and helping them to apply to benevolent funds. Emma, working at a Centre for adults with various, and sometimes profound, disabilities, shared the satisfaction,...