In January we continue our series on the basic teachings of Buddhism. We conclude the series on the Four Noble Truths started in December 2017 with the Fourth Noble Truth, the conditions that lead to less suffering and more freedom, the Noble Eightfold Path.
In February, we start a series on the Threefold Way - Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom. Both the Noble Eightfold Path and the Threefold Way are concerned with vision and transformation - turning towards our highest values, and bringing them into all aspects of our lives. We start with Ethics. Buddhist precepts are not rules but training principles, and they ask us to look at the effects of out actions, words, and habits of mind on ourselves and others.
Regular meditation evenings will be continuing, and we are delighted that Tejananda a very experienced meditation teacher is able to lead the evening on March 8th. We will be marking the Buddhist festival of Parinirvana, recollecting the Buddha’s death, on February 15th, and there will be a celebration of the founding of our Order, the Triratna Order, on April 5th.
All evenings begin at7pm unless stated otherwise.
January 4th Meditation Evening and Dedication Puja
January 11th The Four Noble Truths contd: The Noble Eightfold Path
January 18th The Threefold Way: Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom
January 25th Ethics
February 1st Meditation Practice Evening
February 8th Ethics
February 15th Parinirvana Day and Puja
February 22nd Ethics
March 1st Meditation: Mindfulness in Daily Life
March 8th Meditation Evening with Tejananda
March 15th Meditation: Vedana (feeling)
March 22nd Meditation: Mind and Thoughts
April 5th Triratna Day and Puja
April 12th Meditation Practice Evening
April 19th Meditation: Investigating in the light of the Dharma