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Library Opening times

      Library Opening times

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

Library Closed from 10th December; reopens on 12th January 2017

Events at the Golden Buddha Centre

 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.

Final session before Christmas: Wednesday 21st December; restart Monday 9th January 2017

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Co-ordinator: Marsha Cummings

 Wednesday afternoon meditations

With Stefan Karpik

Wednesdays 2.00-4.00pm 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.

Final session before Christmas: Wednesday 7th December; restart Wednesday 11th January 2017

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Stefan Karpik

 The Essence of Buddhism

With Diana St Ruth

Thursday 2pm to 3.30pm Diana St Ruth (except the first Thursday in the month)

The Essence of Buddhism with particular reference to the Zen and Theravada traditions.

Final class before Christmas: Thursday 8th December; restart Thursday 12th January 2017

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Diana St Ruth

 Mind training teachings

With Colin Moore.

Colin Moore's Monday class (7.30pm-8.30pm). Mind training teachings in the Tibetan tradition presented within the context of an overview of the Buddhist path.

Final class before Christmas: Monday 12th December; restart Thursday 12th January 2017 (note new day)

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Colin Moore.

 Meditation and contemplative skills

With Mahesi Caplan

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

Final class before Christmas: Tuesday 6th December; restart Tuesday 7th February, 2017

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Mahesi Caplan

 New Year 'Meet and Eat'

With Tessa King

Saturday 7th January 2017

New Year Meet and Eat: 12 noon onwards.

An opportunity for everyone who comes to the Centre, as well as newcomers, to socialise over a shared lunch. A great way to start 2017!

Please bring vegetarian food (no meat or fish, please, in line with the ethos of the centre) and non-alcoholic drinks to share. If you have dietary requirements, please bring something suitable.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Tessa King

 Golden Buddha Centre clean-up

With Helping hands

GBC Clean-up:

I shall be working at the GB centre on Saturday 21st January 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

 A Day of Teaching, Discussion and Meditation

With Tenzin Peljor

Sunday 28th January with Tenzin Peljor 10.00am to 4.00pm.

This will be on Lama Tsong Khapa’s ‘Three Principal Aspects of the Path’ and will be a continuation of his teachings on this text given at previous visits to the Golden Buddha Centre (starting with a review of topics already covered). Cost for this event: £20 (£17)

However newcomers are also most welcome to discover how to bring true freedom, wisdom and compassion into daily life.

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Tenzin Peljor

 Library Opening times

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

Library Opening times

Thursdays 12noon to 2.00pm
Fridays 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Saturdays 11am to 1.00pm

Everyone welcome!

Library Closed from 10th December; reopens on 12th January 2017

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 A Day of Silent Meditation

With periods of sitting and walking

Sunday 12th February 10.30am - 4.30pm (Note new times)

Sittings will last for 35 minutes, interspersed with 10 minutes of walking.

There will be no formal instruction, but individual instruction for beginners can be given on request.

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periods of sitting and walking

 Teaching, Discussion and Meditation in the Tibetan Tradition

With Tsering Paldron

Sunday 14th May

There will also be a day of teaching in the Tibetan Tradition on Sunday 14th May with Tsering Paldron who visited in the Centre last October. Details to follow.

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Tsering Paldron