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      Meditation day, and Grand Launch of the Library

Please note:

LibraryOpen Afternoon at the Golden Buddha Centre. With the Grand Launch of the Library! Thursday 1st September 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. Come and browse the Library.(with an option to sign up for an annual borrowing membership). For more information...




meditatorsMeditation day Sunday 4th September.

Sittings will last from 35 to 45 minutes, interspersed with 10 minutes of walking.

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

Events at the Golden Buddha Centre

 Mind and Cognition

With Gavin Kilty

Gavin Kilty will give a series of three introductory talks beginning Thursday 25th August (5.00pm to 7.00pm), on 'Lorig', a text on the Science of the Mind, or Ways of Perception.

This is a detailed topic of study and cannot be fitted into a few classes, so these sessions will be an overview of the text as a preliminary to a further series of classes when Gavin makes his next visit to England.

If you are intending to join these sessions and would like a copy of the text please fill in the form by clicking here putting 'Lorig text' in the comments box and it will be forwarded to you. Please note, the text is only for those who will attend the class.

Mind and Cognition is a preliminary topic of study in the curriculum of the Buddhist monasteries of Tibet. It explores the way we perceive the world through our senses and through conceptualisation. It examines which of the many types of perception are valid and trustworthy, and which are deceptive and misleading. It determines, in a Buddhist sense, what it means to “know.” In that sense it is a study in epistemology. It also describes various states of mind, wholesome and unwholesome, and their functions.

The practice of Buddhism takes place in the mind and therefore its basic nature and functions should be known. This will aid the penetrative process of understanding the nature of reality and developing necessary qualities such as love and compassion.

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Gavin Kilty

 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

 Weekly evening sessions.

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

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


Colin Moore's Monday class is not taking place for the summer period and will resume on 5th September (7.30pm-8.30pm).

Please note: The Wednesday evening Zen class (7.00-9.00pm) with Richard St Ruth is not taking place for the summer period but will resume on 7th September.

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Mahesi Caplan, Richard St Ruth, and Colin Moore.

 Song of the Four Recollections

With Gavin Kilty

Tuesdays (from 9th August to 6th September) 2.00-3.30pm

Gavin Kilty will give a series of talks from a short text by the Seventh Dalai Lama called Song of the Four Recollections. It summarizes guru yoga, bodhicitta, tantra and emptiness.





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Gavin Kilty

 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

 Open Afternoon

With Tessa King

Open Afternoon at the Golden Buddha Centre
With the Grand Launch of the Library!
Thursday 1st September 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Come and browse the Library.(with an option to sign up for an annual borrowing membership).

Watch a short film.

Time for tea and chat (and possibly cake!) All welcome.

Open Afternoons will now run on the first Thursday of each month.


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Tessa King

 A Day of Silent Meditation

With periods of sitting and walking

Sunday 4th September
Sittings will last from 35 to 45 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

 The Essence of Buddhism

With Diana St Ruth

Diana St Ruth Talks on 'The Essence of Buddhism', Next meeting will be on Thursday 8th September, 2pm to 3.30pm.

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Diana St Ruth

 Golden Buddha Centre clean-up

With helping hands

CLEAN UP session Saturday 17th September from 2pm-4pm for those who want to come along to help make the centre look nice. You will be very welcome.






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helping hands

 Two Days of Zen Meditation and Teachings

With Jisu Sunim

Two Days of Zen Meditation and Teachings with
Jisu Sunim: Saturday and Sunday 24th-25th September 10.00am-5.00pm

Participants are asked to sit on the floor, the sitting posture being a particular feature in Zen practice. Suitable for experienced meditators and newcomers willing to commit to the schedule.

Cost £35 (£30 concession). Please book in advance with a £15 non-returnable deposit.

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Jisu Sunim

 Know Thyself — The Practice of Meditation

With Tsering Paldron

A Day of Teaching, Discussion and Meditation in the Tibetan Tradition with Tsering Paldron: Know Thyself — The Practice of Meditation

The real purpose of Buddhist meditation is to investigate our true identity and discover all the subtle levels of our mind.

Sunday October 16th, 10.30am to 4.00pm.
Cost for the day £20 (£17 concession). Please send a non-returnable deposit of £10 to book a place.

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Tsering Paldron