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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

 Mind Training Teachings

With Colin Moore

Thursday 7.30pm-8.30pm with Colin Moore.

Mind training teachings in the Tibetan tradition presented within the context of an overview of the Buddhist path.

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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

 Mind and Cognition

With Gavin Kilty

Tuesdays 2.00-3.30pm (from 10th January to 14th March with Gavin Kilty: A series of talks on 'Lorig', a text on the Science of the Mind, or Ways of Perception. It is a preliminary topic of study in the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet which explores the ways of perceiving the world through the senses and conceptualisation.

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Gavin Kilty

 Meditation and Contemplative Skills

With Mahesi Caplan

Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm 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 2.00-4.00pm 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.

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Stefan Karpik

 The Essence of Buddhism

With Diana St Ruth

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

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 2nd March 2.00-3.30pm

Come and take a 'virtual' tour of Buddhist Sacred Sites.
Video footage of a pilgrimage around the eight most significant historical Buddhist sites in Nepal and India run over two consecutive Open Afternoons (First showing was on the 2nd February: Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath).

This next one, 2nd March, will be on Rajgir, Nalanda, Shravasti, Kushinagar and Vaishali.

There will be time also to browse the library and chat over a tea.

All welcome

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Tessa King

 A Day of Silent Meditation

With periods of sitting and walking

Sunday 12th March 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.

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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 25th March 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

 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 (Except Saturday January 28th)

Everyone welcome!

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