Lam Rim Buddist Centre

Programme: January to March 2018

If you would like to attend any of the following groups or courses, or take part in a retreat please let us know by emailing Emma (emma@lamrim.org.uk) or telephoning the Centre so that we can ensure the catering needs are met.


Sunday 28th January; 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Change Your Mind: The Four Noble Truths with Students of Ven. Geshe Damchö Yonten

A chance to explore the Buddha's teachings through listening discussion and meditation
Cost: £1pp, incl. Refreshment

Saturday 10th February; 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Lama Chöpa Puja


Please bring home-cooked offerings; refreshments provided

Sunday 11th February; 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The True Meaning of Refuge with Len Sinclair

Len will help us with clarity concerning the approaches to refuge from the viewpoint of the various paths and to bring about a true non-sectarian understanding
of the Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge.
Cost: £1pp, incl. Refreshment

Friday 16th February; 11:00am - 4:00pm

Losar – Tibetan New Year

Come and join in the celebration of new beginnings - help renew the prayer flags around the prayer path and lift another victory banner followed by Tara puja at 3pm.
Cost: £6pp, incl. Food and refreshment

Saturday 24th February; 9:45am - 5:00pm

Karma Yoga Action Meditation

The perfect day to put mindfulness practice in to action. Be amazed at what can happen both within and without when a team of people come together to clean Lam Rim Buddhist Centre. Please come wearing old clothes!
Cost: £FREE, incl. Food and refreshment

Sunday 25th February; 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Change Your Mind: The Four Noble Truths with Students of Ven. Geshe Damchö Yonten

A chance to explore the Buddha's teachings through listening discussion and meditation
Cost: £1pp, incl. Refreshment

Sunday 11th March; 10:00am - 4:00pm

Right view: Re-birth, karma and enlightenment with Ben Griffin

In our tradition familiarity with right view is necessary for the development of insight which itself opens the door to liberation. Today we will be looking at finding ways of understanding rebirth karma and enlightenment; and how they open the gateway to Buddhahood. This subject is necessary for Buddhist aspirants and provides a requisite foundation for Mahayana and Tantra. By the end of the day we may have a stronger realisation of right view and thereby enhance our ability to reach the omniscience of a fully realised Buddha!
Incl. Food and refreshment. The £8pp cost has been fully sponsored by an anonymous benefactor

Sunday 25th March; 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Change Your Mind: The Four Noble Truths with Students of Ven. Geshe Damchö Yonten

A chance to explore the Buddha's teachings through listening discussion and meditation
Cost: £1pp, incl. Refreshment

Sunday 15th April; 10:00am - 4:00pm

From hope to hopelessness and fear to fearlessness with Leonard Sinclair


Incl. Food and refreshment. The £8pp cost has been fully sponsored by an anonymous benefactor

Sunday 21st April; 10:00am - 5:00pm

Lam Rim Community Meeting


Please bring lunch to share - refreshments provided

Sunday 22nd April; 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Change Your Mind: The Four Noble Truths with Students of Ven. Geshe Damchö Yonten

A chance to explore the Buddha's teachings through listening discussion and meditation
Cost: £1pp, incl. Refreshment



Every Sunday where there is no course everyone is welcome to come and join the Lam Rim Buddhist Centre residents for a shared Dharma reading from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Please also remember that you are always welcome to join in the daily spiritual programme in the shrine room:
6:30am – 7:30am – Morning Puja (Chenrezig Guruyoga of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama)
10:00am – 10:30am – Silent meditation
4:30pm – 5:00pm – Silent meditation
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Evening puja (21 Praises to Tara, Long Life Prayer of His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama, 6-armed Mahakala)

Buddha’s teachings are priceless and they are not to be devalued by buying or selling them. However, Lam Rim Buddhist Centre must pay for food, refreshments, and many other bills so we ask a small sum to cover our costs for Dharma courses. If you would like to sponsor a Dharma course, please let us know and then we can offer the course to everyone at no cost at all. We also rely completely upon the generosity of the community, and so we suggest that you do your best to make an affordable donation when you visit the centre. Likewise the co-ordinators and the teachers are donating their time and energy freely to the centre, so if you would like to make a donation to them, please feel encouraged.