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Boundless Heart, Limitless Mind

Monthly Saturdays. 10.30 - 1.00pm. Open to All.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House

 

27th November, 11th December.

 

How do we build a resilient heart-mind? A capacity for compassion for ourselves and others? And how do we meet whatever presents in our lives with both kindness and strength?  

A course exploring how to train our minds in unconditional well-wishing (metta), compassion, gladness and equanimity. In traditional terms: the Brahma Viharas – the limitlessly positive states of mind that are our heart’s natural state.

Suitable for all, with or without meditation experience.

Places will be limited – if you’d like to come, please book by sending an email to westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com with ‘Boundless’ and the date in the subject line, or use the Spond app. Bring a drink and a blanket.

Please wear face coverings. We will be maintaining social distancing and the event will be fully Covid regulation compliant.

 

Saturday Sangha

Monthly Saturdays. 2.15 - 5.00pm. For Regulars.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. With Maitrisiddhi.

 

NEW SERIES 'Know Your Mind' starting on 27th November. Watch this space!

27th November, 11th December, and continuing into 2022.

No need to book anymore. Just turn up. Bring a drink and a blanket.

Please wear face coverings. We will be maintaining social distancing and the event will be fully Covid regulation compliant.

 

The Heart of Buddhism

Fortnightly Mondays. 6.45am – 9.00pm. Open to All.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House.

The Heart of Buddhism: Three Refuges, Five Precepts

1st November You are invited to join us for a Sevenfold Puja to celebrate Sangha Day, one of the important Festivals of the Buddhist calendar. PDF of puja here.

15th November Amoghamitra will explore the first Precept, 'With deeds of loving kindness, I purify my body.'

29th November The second Precept, 'With open handed generosity, I purify my body.' Satyacitta.

13th December Amoghamitra will explore the third Precept, 'With stillness, simplicity and contentment, I purify my body.'

Then 27th December, and continuing into 2022

No need to book anymore. Just turn up. Bring a drink and a blanket.

Please wear face coverings. We will be maintaining social distancing and the event will be fully Covid regulation compliant.

 
 

Break the Spell

ZOOM Fortnightly Mondays. 7.00 - 9.00pm. For regulars.

Break the Spell: The Four Mind-Turning Reflections

'Turning around in the deepest seat of consciousness.'

It sounds great, but how do we do it?  The Four Mind Turnings are 'preliminary practices' that can take us all the way: releasing us from our bewitchment with what isn't stable, isn't reliable, can't give us ultimate satisfaction – and turning us wholeheartedly, with urgency, towards the magical open space of the Dharma life.

25th  October  This Precious Human Birth. Satyacitta

  8th  November  ...theme continues. Maitrisiddhi

22nd November  Death and Impermanence. Vidyamani

  6th  December  ...theme continues. Sarasuvanna

20th  December.  Karma and Rebirth. Maitrisiddhi

  3rd January  ...theme continues.

17th January  The Faults of Samsara. Dharmashalin

31st January  ...theme continues. Prakashadhi

The last 30 minutes is always meditation, with the option to leave at 8.30.

Please try to arrive ten minutes early and wait to be admitted.

 

Morning Meditation

ZOOM Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 7.55 - 8.30. For regulars.

Half an hour of silent meditation

This session is not guided, and there is no suggested donation.

We just come together to meditate.

There are guided meditations on the audio page if you would like to listen to one of those in this session.

Please try to arrive at 7.55 and wait to be admitted.

'Morning Meditation' drawing © Ruth Koffer 2020. All rights reserved. https://ruthkoffer.com/