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Buddhist Library

      Buddhist Library

If you are interested in Buddhism and haven't been to the Golden Buddha Centre before, why not visit when our library is open? You are welcome to look at the books and to see over the centre at the same time.

Library Opening times:

Thursdays 12noon-2.00pm
Fridays 12.30pm-2.30pm
Saturdays 11.00am-1.00pm

Events at the Golden Buddha Centre

 Dhamma talks on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May

With Ajahn Subhaddo

Three separate talks with Theravadan monk, Ajahn Subhaddo: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May.

Ajahn Subhaddo, a Theravadan monk of the Thai forest tradition, will give talks and short meditations as follows:

    Thursday 25th May from 2.00pm to 3.30pm, and
    Friday 26th May from 2.30pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

These sessions will follow the Buddha’s ancient teachings and are suitable for those just taking an interest in Buddhism and the experienced practitioner. They will be three discrete talks, so please feel free to attend any or all sessions.

There will be time for questions on each occasion and the library will be open during the afternoon break with tea.

All welcome.

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Ajahn Subhaddo

 Silent Morning Meditation Sittings

With Co-ordinator: Marsha Cummings

Mondays and Wednesdays 7.15am-8.00am

The door will be closed at 7.10am so that the meditation can begin promptly at 7.15.

Participants are requested to commit to the full 45 minutes' sitting before leaving at 8am.

Please also enter and leave quietly.

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Co-ordinator: Marsha Cummings

 Meditation and Contemplative Skills

With Mahesi Caplan

Tuesdays 7.00pm-9.00pm Mahesi: Meditation based on the contemplative skills of the Thai Forest tradition.

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Mahesi Caplan

 Wednesday Afternoon Meditations

With Stefan Karpik

Wednesdays 2.00pm-4.00pm Silent meditation session led by Stefan Karpik.30 minutes sitting, 10 minutes slow walking, then 30 minutes sitting. Followed by tea and talking. Finish by 4.00pm.

No formal instruction given.

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Stefan Karpik

 The Essence of Buddhism

With Diana St Ruth

Thursdays 2.00pm-3.30pm with Diana St Ruth (except the first Thursday in the month, and Thursday 25th May).

These sessions will be on the Practice of Meditation and the Essence of Buddhism, with particular reference to the Zen and Theravada traditions.

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Diana St Ruth

 Library Opening times

Come and view our Buddhist library and have a look around the Golden Buddha Centre!

Library Opening times

Thursdays 12noon-2.00pm
Fridays 12.30pm-2.30pm
Saturdays 11.00am-1.00pm

Everyone welcome!

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 Three Marks of Conditioned Existence and Recognising the Deathless

With Colin Moore

Mondays Colin Moore.

7.30-9.00pm Recognising the Deathless: a ten-week course in two parts with Colin Rangdröl Moore.

This ten-week course (in two parts) will be on the liberating teachings of the Buddha regarding the deathless (the unborn, the unconditioned) and how recognition of this can help us in the process of living, accepting change, transformation and transition.

Each session will include a period of meditation, and there will be time for discussion. Participants will be expected to make a commitment to study and practise during the week. The suggested donation for each five-week part is £25 (£15).

For further information and to register your interest, please email Colin at clearlightmind@webplus.net or phone 07980842575. No one will be excluded on the basis of a lack of funds.

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Colin Moore

 Open Afternoon

With Rick Fernandez

Open Afternoon at the Golden Buddha Centre

Thursday 1st June 2.00pm-3.30pm

There will be the showing of a film shot in the early 70s, The Land of the Disappearing Buddha, which is about Buddhism in Japan. It is part of an Englishman’s personal quest into the world’s main religions.

There will be time for tea. All welcome!

All welcome.

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Rick Fernandez

 Golden Buddha Centre clean-up

With Helping hands

GBC Clean-up:

I shall be working at the GB centre on Saturday 10th June from 2.00pm-4.00pm. If you would like to lend a hand (with even just a little job) it would be very much appreciated. Just pop in whenever convenient to you during the time I am there and you will receive a warm welcome.


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Helping hands