Aberystwyth Pier

Events

What's on...

 

Zoom Monday Night Sangha

Online Every Monday 7.00 - 9.00pm. For regulars.

Theme continuing until July: Transforming Self and World.

The path of meditation and Buddhism is about change: how we can change for the good, and how we can also change the world for the good. Practically, how do we do this, and how do we avoid the pitfalls? Come along and find out.

We'll be looking at the Six Pāramitās of the Bodhisattva Path: Generosity/Dāna, Ethics/Śīla, Patience/Kṣānti, Energy/Vīrya, Meditation/Dhyāna and Wisdom/Prajñā.

Sessions will run every week, but the main input will be fortnightly, with the following week recapping on the main teaching and giving more space for practice and exploration of that area.

19th July  Personal Talks by members of the Sangha.

Then fortnightly meetings on 2nd, 16th & 30th August, 13th & 27th September.

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.

In-person Monday Night Sangha

From Monday 26th July 6.45am – 9.00pm

Fortnightly in-person sessions resume!! Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House.

Learn or deepen meditation, connect with friends (new or old) and explore Buddhist tools to free our minds and change our lives for the good.

26th July  Dharma Day. Celebrating the Buddha's first teaching.

Then fortnightly meetings on 9th & 23rd August, 6th & 20th September.

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

Mats and cushions will be supplied, but please bring any drink you will want, as we won’t have access to the kitchen! Also, bring plenty of warm clothing & a blanket as all the windows will be open to increase ventilation.

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

 
 

Morning Meditation

7.55 - 8.30. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  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.

Seated Like a Great Tree. Part 1.

Saturday 24th July 10.15am – 4.30pm. Open to All.

Outdoor meet-up in Lesley’s woods in Bronant.
With Maitrisiddhi and Jinapalita.

Become present to the preciousness of this moment.  Open up to our natural interconnectedness. With formal and informal meditation and experiential exercises, we’ll explore mindfulness and metta (love or kindness) in a woodland setting. We are simply part of this living world of trees, plants and creatures: spend a day becoming more and more present to this.

Places will be limited – if you’d like to come, book by sending an email to westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com with ‘July Tree’ in the subject line.

Part 2 will be in the Quaker Meeting House on 28th August.

 
 

Seated Like a Great Tree. Part 2.

Saturday 28th August.10.30am - 1.00pm. Open to All.

In person at Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House.
With Maitrisiddhi.

Live from a deeper place…  a workshop morning of meditation and experiential exploration suitable for everyone. 

Booking essential. Max 14 places. To book a place please email westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com with 'August Tree' in the subject line.

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

Mats and cushions will be supplied, but please bring any drink you will want, as we won’t have access to the kitchen! Also, bring plenty of warm clothing & a blanket as all the windows will be open to increase ventilation.

Saturday Sangha

Saturday 28th August.2.15 - 5.00pm. For Regulars.

In person at Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House.
With Maitrisiddhi.

What did the Buddha say about... views and opinions?

What happens when we meet someone who has totally different opinions to us? Or when we encounter others’ views on social media, or the news? How do we stay true to our values and what's important to us without demonising those we disagree with?

Booking essential. Max 14 places. To book a place please email westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com with 'August Tree' in the subject line.

If you want to come on the day text us on 07528474244.

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

Mats and cushions will be supplied, but please bring any drink you will want, as we won’t have access to the kitchen! Also, bring plenty of warm clothing & a blanket as all the windows will be open to increase ventilation.

 

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