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Zooming with Buddhists

... until things improve

Welcome to West Wales Buddhist Group

For the time being, all our events are running on Zoom. 

Check out our online events below and click on the Zoom link on any event to join in. When conditions allow, we will resume in-person events in the Quaker Meeting House, Penparcau, Aberystwyth.

If you're not sure if the events would be right for you, please email us at westwalesbuddhistgroup@gmail.com

 

Monday Night Sangha

Every Monday 7.00 - 9.00pm. For regulars.

Mind Reactive, Mind Creative. Continuing until 1st March.

How do we move from repetitive mental states to freedom of thought? Let’s take a look at how our lives could change for the good. Exploring the Wheel and the Spiral – a well-known description of the Buddhist path. See this Padlet for diagrams!

22nd February: Mind Reactive, Mind Creative: in our own experience. Personal talks by Sangha members. Hosted by Jinapalita.

1st March: The Wheel and the Spiral. Concluding session. (Lesley Davison)

New theme from 8th March: 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.

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.

8th March: Introducing Transforming Self and World. (Maitrisiddhi)

15th March: ...theme continues.

22nd March: A Mind of Abundance: Generosity. (Kevala)

29th March: ...theme continues.

5th April: How What We Do Creates Who We Become. (Maitrisiddhi)

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

7.55 - 8.30. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  Open to All.

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.

 

Saturday Sangha Mornings

Monthly Saturdays.10.30am - 1.00pm. For regulars.

What did the Buddha say about...

20th March: What holds us back? In the ancient stories, 'Mara' is the embodiment of everything that holds us back, all our obstacles. He pops up again and again, always attempting to undermine the Buddha’s practice or realisation. How do we relate to voices in ourselves that hold us back? Let’s explore the area with discussion, meditation and puja. (Maitrisiddhi)

10th April: Info on it's way...

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

Simply Being

Saturday 27th March. 10.30 - 12.30. For Regulars.

Led by Tejananda

At any moment we can recognise, directly and viscerally, that we are alive and awake. With a settled and embodied awareness, this may open into an intuitive glimpse of what we truly are, beyond concepts. This might be evoked as a spacious yet embodied presence, a timeless awareness-emptiness, or unconditional love, compassion and pure energy.

 

We’ll explore this by way of a somatic approach to just sitting meditation, together with experiential inquiries – discovering aliveness, sensitivity, simplicity and clarity in our immediate experience.

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

 

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

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