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Tools for Living Online: Buddha Day Special!
Sat 9th May : 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everyone is welcome at these friendly and practical weekly introductions to how Buddhism and meditation might help us in our day to day lives. In these uncertain times, we feel the Buddha’s teachings are all the more important. Come once or as often as you like, newcomers and regulars together.
Buddha Day Festival Special
Today our community celebrates our most important festival, Buddha Day, sometimes known as Wesak. 2,500 years ago, the Buddha shared what he had discovered about how we can live more satisfying and fulfilling lives, deeply engaged and responsive to the world around us with the ultimate aim to reduce our own and others’ suffering. What better way to connect with who the Buddha was and what he taught than through the theme of positive emotion – one of the eight limbs of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path or the Path of Vision and Transformation.
Join this event through the Zoom AppWhile the Centre is closed by the coronavirus pandemic, we're running many events online through Zoom. • New to Zoom? • Our online classes and other events are friendly and participative, with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can! • If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there's probably a sudden problem at our end
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Supporting the CentreWe want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being closed means we have lost much of our income but not much of our costs: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please make a regular or one-off donation here. The usual rates for these classes are £6 standard rate or £4 concessionary rate
More about Tools for Living in Challenging Times, Online
Buddhism says that we can live with fearlessness and love even in the most challenging of circumstances. We’ve taken our Saturday sessions online to explore these issues and more, and also to meditate together. The sessions are usually grouped around a theme over a month or so of Saturdays, but there is no need to come to all of them nor to start at the beginning, even if you’re here for the first time. Each session stands alone and will always start with a recap when it’s needed and all meditation is led.
• 2nd May: Vision and Transformation: Emotion, Ethics and Gratitude, with Suryaka
• 9th May: Vision and Transformation: Emotion and Imagination, with Suryaka and Shakyajata – A Buddha Day special!
• 16th May: Vision and Transformation: Right Speech, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
• 23rd May: Vision and Transformation: Action and Livelihood, with Suryaka and Shakyajata
• 30th May: Vision and Transformation: Effort, Awareness and Mediation, with Suryaka and Shakyajata