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The Heart of Buddhism
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NEW: The Heart of Buddhism...

Fortnightly Mondays. 7.00 – 9.00pm. Open to All.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. Doors open at 6.45pm.

June 3rd &17th, July 1st, 15th & 29th, Aug 12th & 26th, etc.

...Three Refuges, Five Precepts. Over the next few months we will exploring the Refuges and Precepts. These verses, which we recite on a regular basis, are something we have in common with the rest of the Buddhist world.

Suitable for all levels of meditation experience. Usually led by Satyacitta or Steve, it is an opportunity to meet up and meditate together in a friendly, supportive group. Chairs, mats, cushions and beverages will be supplied.

If you are new to meditation, and have any health issues, (physical, emotional or mental), that could affect your participation in our sessions, feel free to contact us on westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, who will help you decide whether to attend.

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Drop-in Meditation

First Saturday of every month. 9.45 - 11.00. 1130 -12.45. Open to All.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House.

 

June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, etc…

Our monthly drop in session on the first Saturday of every month now has two elements and you can join for one or both as you prefer.

First we have a simple hour of lightly led meditation, suitable for all levels of experience. If you need help with meditation posture, come along at 9.45 when we open the session. Meditation will begin promptly at 10.00, usually led by Amoghamitra. That's followed of course by tea/coffee and chat for those who wish to stay on for a while.

At 11:30 those who are familiar with, or would like to try out, devotional practice are invited to join us for a Puja and chanting. This is an excellent opportunity to engage with Pujas which are part of Triratna’s rich repertoire. Usually led by Satyacitta.

Suitable for all, with or without meditation experience. Just turn up.

If you are new to meditation, and have any health issues, (physical, emotional or mental), that could affect your participation in our sessions, feel free to contact us on westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, who will help you decide whether to attend.

Drop-in Med
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Not About Being Good

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

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. 

June 15th Vidyamani, July 20th Satyacitta.

In these mornings we will be focusing on Buddhist Ethics, following a course by Subhadramati. 'No-one wants to feel like they're being told what to do - we like to think we know what's best for ourselves and others. The trouble is, our life doesn't always bear that out. A key Buddhist insight is that consciousness isn't fixed; we're creating it all the time by our actions of body, speech and mind. This means we can shape our future.’

This is an excellent introduction to and exploration of the particular flavour and emphasis of Buddhist ethics, and how that supports us in our practice.

Suitable for all, with or without meditation experience. Just turn up.

All are welcome to stay for lunch. Bring your own food, and/or vegan food to share.

If you are new to meditation, and have any health issues, (physical, emotional or mental), that could affect your participation in our sessions, feel free to contact us on westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, who will help you decide whether to attend.

Not About Being Good
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Mind, Reactive and Creative

Monthly Saturdays. 2.00 - 4.30/5.00pm. For regulars.

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. 

 

June 15th Vidyamani, July 20th Satyacitta.

A practical course in creativity- One of the Buddha’s key insights is that our state of mind conditions our thoughts, which in turn condition our actions, and thereby our world.

This course explores the idea that the mind operates in two very different ways, and that the spiritual life is essentially a movement from one to the other. We have the choice of being either reactive or creative, not just once, but at every moment. We will investigate just what that means in our own lives, looking at ways in which we can become less reactive and more creative, with a combination of teaching, discussion, meditation and practical exercises.

The path to Enlightenment, then, is one of ever-increasing creativity, and we look at one of the Buddha’s teachings in which he describes a sequence of ever-increasing creative states of mind, all the way to Enlightenment. Suitable for regulars.

All are welcome to lunch at 1.00. Bring your own food, and/or vegan food to share.

If you are new to meditation, and have any health issues, (physical, emotional or mental), that could affect your participation in our sessions, feel free to contact us on westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, who will help you decide whether to attend.

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Turning Jewels into Refuges

Saturday 17th August 10.30 - 5.00 pm. 

Aberystwyth Quaker Meeting House. 

 

A 'stand alone' event with Maitrisiddhi.

The defining act of a Buddhist life is to "go for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha". But what does this really mean? For our life to truly transform, we need to move from seeing the Three Jewels as theoretical ideals, and understand what they mean for us in our lived experience. How can they become true Refuges - resources we genuinely turn to as refuges when things get tough in our lives? Stand alone session led by Maitrisiddhi.
We have a sangha lunch from 13:00-14:15, so why not bring some veggie or ideally vegan food to share and join us. Open whether you come for morning, afternoon or both sessions.
Later in the afternoon we will be ritually welcoming the former Steve Odell back from his ordination retreat, as WWBG's first homegrown male Dharmachari, which should prove to be a joyous afternoon.
Mats, cushions and beverages supplied.

If you are new to meditation, and have any health issues, (physical, emotional or mental), that could affect your participation in our sessions, feel free to contact us on westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, who will help you decide whether to attend.

Mind, Reactive and Creative
Morning Meditation
Drawing by Ruth Koffer

Morning Meditation

ZOOM Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 7.55 - 8.30. Regulars only.

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 by 7.55 and wait to be admitted.

'Morning Meditation' drawing © Ruth Koffer 2023. All rights reserved. https://ruthkoffer.com/

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