Buddhism

More than just a philosophy, or even a religion, Buddhism is a practical path of human development. Its goal is to see things as they really are, achieved by cultivating the mind in meditation and supported by leading a life of meaning and value.

The outcome of such radical transformation is a powerful altruistic urge and the energy, clarity and courage to make a real difference.

Buddhism is a whole vision for life – one that includes meditation, study, ritual, friendship and a deepening sense of purpose.

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For those who want to practice Buddhism, we offer a whole range of supports – you can join a discussion group, help at classes and explore ways of living, even working with other Buddhists. Finally, we offer a progressive path of commitment to Ordination and beyond.

We often refer to the practice of Buddhist teachings as the ‘Dharma’, which means both the truth of things, and the Path towards the realisation of that truth. The best way to explore these teachings is by tuning in to Dharma Night, our class that runs every Monday from 7 to 8pm on YouTube.

You can also catch up with previous videos of Dharma night by clicking the button below.

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Breaking Free from Fear

Each weekday evening on the Breaking Free course, we’ll be unfolding the mythic story of Padmasambhava. Along with meditation and...

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Breaking Free in Meditation | A workshop with Suryagupta

Start your weekend with a morning of deeper engagement with meditation. Suryagupta will help you to recognise and overcome the...

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A new way of seeing | Drawing with Kusalasara

Drawing from observation can help you to see the world with new eyes. Kusalasara is the perfect guide in this...

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Discovering Myth | An evening on the art of story with Manjusiha

Manjusiha’s third novel, After Absalon, was published in April. In this special event he will discuss one of his favourite...

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Children’s Activity

Join Hannah, Sanghajit and Quizzy Lizzie for this month’s Sunday School, at the later time of 2pm as a part...

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Asking for Advice | An international ritual

After reflecting on the Padmasambhava’s teaching this morning, we can act on our inspiration by ritually asking for a teaching....

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Taking up the Guru’s Challenge | Three short talks

In a symposium of three talks Padmadhara, Dayabhadra and Sraddhagita will be drawing out themes from Padmasambhava’s teaching and exploring...

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Festival Day Puja with Mitra Ceremonies

Our week of events draw to a climax with our Padmasambhava day puja. Join in with the ritual and witness...

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Facing the wordly winds – Pleasure & pain | Jayaka

On Monday nights we explore key Buddhist teachings that we can implement in our lives right now. At the moment...

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Looking into the mirror | Jnanadaya

In a two-part series, our Tuesday night meditation class is looking at the Tibetan Wheel of Life and discovering what...

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Transforming negativity | Amalayodhin

When we sit down to meditate, the first things we often face are not, sadly, stillness and bliss, but the...

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Naropa – The Prince who became a tantric master | Priyavajra

On Thursday evenings we’re telling stories from the Buddhist tradition. Come and be inspired by the example of great practitioners...

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Avalokiteshvara – The many arms of compassion | Maitreyaraja

We finish the week with an evening of ritual and meditation, meeting the ideal of human potential in the imagination....

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