Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre
Patron: Ganden Tripa Kyabje Rizong Rinpoche
Spiritual Director: Ven. Geshé Damchö Yönten
Autumn 2017 Programme(The new programme for Spring 2018 is available here.)
Buddhist teachings are traditionally given freely, but the Centre relies on voluntary support. If you wish to contribute, suitable donations are: evening/day classes £3.50/£1.50; weekend courses per day £10/£5 waged/unwaged. At weekends, a light lunch is normally available but you are welcome to bring your own food.
The complete downloadable programme for the Centre is available here. Please check this website from time to time for updates on the programme.
4 September - 11 December, 7.30 - 9.00pm (Please note change of time)
Drop-in meditation classes. Simple guided meditations to develop a peaceful mind and a happy heart. Suitable for all - just come along in time for a 7.30 start.
Silent Sitting Meditation
6 September - 13 December, 7.30 - 8.15pm
A silent, unguided sitting meditation of about 45 minutes. Suitable for those with prior experience. These sessions may not always go ahead, so please check with firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid disappointment. Please arrive promptly so as not to interrupt the meditation.
The Noble Eightfold Path
7 September - 14 December, 7.30 - 9.00pm
These evenings will address various aspects of the Buddha's teachings from the perspective of the Eightfold Path. Through looking at the various 'right' actions of body, speech and mind, we will be covering topics such as the nature of our existence, death and impermanence, karma, rebirth, love and compassion, interdependence and emptiness. A short discourse will be followed by reflection and discussion with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Suitable for all.
No weekend courses are currently planned for this programme
The following are Tsog Days during this programme:
- Friday 15 September
- Saturday 30 September
- Saturday 14 October
- Monday 30 October
- Monday 13 November
- Tuesday 28 November
- Tuesday 12 December
The following are Festival Days:
- Friday 10 November: Buddha's descent from Tushita
- Tuesday 12 December: Lama Tsongkhapa Day