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Mahesi's Tuesday evening classes (7-9pm) for 16th and 23rd February:
Mahesi will not be able to take his class for the next two weeks. He will continue on Tuesday 1st March.

Michael Elsmere's Wednesday afternoon meditation session (2-4pm) for 17th February:
The session for next Wednesday has been cancelled, but will continue on Wednesday 24th February.

Events at the Golden Buddha Centre

 Weekly evening sessions.

With Mahesi Caplan, Richard St Ruth, and Colin Moore.

Monday 7.30-8.30pm Colin R. Moore: Mind training teachings in the Tibetan tradition presented within the context of an overview of the Buddhist path.

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

Wednesday 7.00-9.00pm. Exploring Zen koans with meditation and teachings. Richard St Ruth

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Mahesi Caplan, Richard St Ruth, and Colin Moore.

 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

 The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhism

With Gavin Kilty

This is a new class with Gavin Kilty Tuesday 2pm to 3.30pm.

The Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland is a short work composed by the Indian Buddhist master Adisa (11th c.) while he was living in Tibet. It consists of about 100 one-line instructions or pieces advice on various areas of practice. Thus, it is practical and gives advice relevant for both meditation and daily living.

The Wheel of Life is a pictorial representation of the Buddhist theory of creation. It expresses the Buddhist view of why we are here, what life is, and so on. In Buddhist terms it explains samsara, its causes, karma, the law of cause and effect, and so on. We will use the depiction itself rather than a text.

These two topics roughly represent the philosophy and practice of Buddhism. They will be used as springboards for the investigation of these two areas, and discussion is welcome.

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Gavin Kilty

 Wednesday afternoon meditations

With Michael Elsmere

Wednesday afternoon meditations: From 2pm to 3.10pm alternate 30 minutes sitting, 10 minutes slow walking, followed by tea. Finish by 4pm.

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Michael Elsmere

 The Essence of Buddhism the Zen Way

With Diana St Ruth

Diana St Ruth Talks on 'The Essence of Buddhism the Zen Way', Thursday 11th February. 2pm to 3.30pm.

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Diana St Ruth

 Silver Sangha

With Tessa King

Silver Sangha meeting is on the 4th February.

Thursday afternoon monthly sessions 2pm to 3:30pm (first Thursday in the month)

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Tessa King

 Korean Zen Meditation and Teachings

With Jisu Sunim

Korean Son (Zen) Meditation and Teachings

Two Days of Meditation and Teachings with Korean monk, Jisu Sunim, on Saturday and Sunday 23 and 24 April 2016.

Participants on this particular weekend, are required to sit in the traditional meditation posture using a meditation cushion or meditation stool, the sitting posture being an important feature of Zen practice. This event is suitable for experienced meditators as well as newcomers willing to commit to the sitting periods each day. Please bring a vegetarian packed lunch for each day. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Jisu Sunim