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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 (Closed 14th April)
Saturdays 11.00am-1.00pm (Closed 15th April)

Events at the Golden Buddha Centre

 Tibetan Buddhist Teachings

With Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

On the Heart of Perfect Wisdom (the Heart Sutra) and the Mind of Awakening (Bodhichitta)

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 7.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm).
The teachings on the Heart Sutra will run over two consecutive evenings. This is a concise text which concentrates the essence of Buddhism into a powerful teaching on the true nature of existence. Click here for a short video by Rinpoche.

Friday 5th May 3.30pm (doors open at 2.45pm).
An afternoon of teaching on Bodhichitta (the mind of awakening). Bodhichitta has two aspects: the compassionate wish to reach enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, and for the direct insight into the awakened mind, the mind of enlightenment. Click here for a short video by Rinpoche.

To reserve a place, Download a PDF booking form here.

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Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

 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 24th 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

 Open Afternoon

With Tessa King

Open Afternoon at the Golden Buddha Centre

Thursday 6th April 2.00pm-3.30pm

There will be a showing of several short videos by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who will be giving teachings at the Golden Buddha Centre in May. If you have not previously come across his teachings, this will be a great introduction.
There will also be time to browse the library and for tea and chat.

All welcome.

[There will not be an Open Afternoon in May, as Ringu Tulku will be teaching that evening.] Co-ordinator: Tessa King

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Tessa King

 A Day of Silent Meditation

With periods of sitting and walking

Sunday 9th April 10.30am-4.30pm

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.

Please bring vegetarian lunch to share. Light refreshments provided.

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periods of sitting and walking

 Golden Buddha Centre clean-up

With Helping hands

GBC Clean-up:

I shall be working at the GB centre on Saturday 29th April 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

 Meditation, Dhamma talk and Q&A session

With Bhante Bodhidhamma

Sunday 14th May 3.00pm-5.00pm A talk by Bhante Bodhidhamma with a short meditation followed by a Q&A session.

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Bhante Bodhidhamma

 Dhamma talk

With Ajahn Subhaddo

Dhamma talk with Ajahn Subhaddo: Thursday 25th May 2.00-3.30pm

Ajahn Subhaddo, an Englishman ordained into the Theravada order of the Thai forest tradition, will give a dhamma talk/meditation with time for questions and tea.

This session and the two which follow on Friday 26th are three discrete talks suitable for those just taking an interest in Buddhism as well as the experienced practitioner.

Please feel free to attend any or all of the talks.

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Ajahn Subhaddo

 Buddhist Meditation and talk

With Ajahn Subhaddo

Two talks with Ajahn Subhaddo: Friday 26th May: 2.30-4.00pm and 6.00pm-8.00pm

These sessions will follow the Buddhas ancient teachings, applicable to this day. He will be pleased to answer questions on Buddhism in general and in response to the talks he gives.

The library will also be open during the afternoon break with tea.

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Ajahn Subhaddo

 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 (Closed 14th April)
Saturdays 11.00am-1.00pm (Closed 15th April)

Everyone welcome!

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