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Young Buddhists Group: Empathy
Fri 21st Jun : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A friendly informal group for people in their late teens, twenties and thirties, led by young people for young people. We are supporting one another to deepen our experience of the Dharma, through friendship, events and study. No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start. No charge, but as an unfunded charity, we rely on the generosity of people who use and value the Centre to help cover running costs, over £6,000 a week. We will welcome donations on the day and beyond.
Tonight Dayanandi joins us to look at Empathy:
This Triratna Movement arose from the inspiration of the Bodhisattva Path, of aspiring to gain Enlightenment to to be of most service to the world.
Compassion is a key element in this – springing from our ability to feel with and for other beings, our ability to feel empathy. This evening will include an experiential workshop and meditation exploring empathy, which could be also described as imaginative identification with others, including ourselves.
Who is the Centre’s Young Buddhists Group for?
Anyone aged 18 to 35 who has learned the two meditation practices we teach here – mindfulness of breathing and Metta Bhavana – and is interested in practising Buddhism with other younger people. We usually meet on the third Friday evening of the month. Interested? Just come along to one of our meetings or get in touch with us through reception. The group is currently led by Sanghadhara, Siladevi and Dan Johnston. We also have a YoungBuddhistsMBC group on Facebook.