Events

Events 2018-09-19T17:49:30+00:00

More information on course structure suggested contributions and refreshments can be found at the bottom of the page or through the link here.

22nd September Morning Workshop –  Freedom from Anxiety 10.30 – 1.30pm

Thoughts and feelings are fleeting and impermanent – so why get caught up in them?

Contemplating Buddha’s advice and enjoying meditation we can begin to change direction in our mind.

In this simple way we can improve our daily life and experience a more peaceful mind, free from stress and anxiety, that is more balanced and happy.

Come along and enjoy this peaceful morning of meditation and reflection. No previous experience needed.


Morning Workshop – Freedom from Anxiety



Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat

September 28th & 29th

Everything in the world that we experience is merely a projection of our own mind. A mandala is a universe that appears to a completely pure mind. By meditating on mandala visualizations, we purify our own views and create the potential to actually experience these worlds directly in the future.

Mentally offering the mandala to our Spiritual Guide accumulates immeasurable amounts of good fortune and positive energy in our mental continuum. This retreat is perfect for beginners or those who wish to deepen their meditation practice. There will be three sessions of this practice in each day of the retreat. Feel free to stop by for as many sessions as you wish. Everyone is welcome!

Sessions 9am, 3pm and 7.30pm

20th October – Day Course –  Buddhism What is it? 10.30 – 3.30pm

On this day we will take a look at the ethical and practical basis of Modern Buddhist practice and meditation, and how it can be integrated into our modern daily life. Buddha the founder of Buddhism, set out a framework of advice and practice that if followed leads people away from suffering to a happier and spiritually meaningful life. 

As well as exploring the meaning behind some familiar words, like karma, rebirth, samsara, and emptiness. We will take a practical approach, that shows us we can enjoy the profound happiness of inner peace, increase our ability to benefit our family and friends and go on to attain perfect enlightenment, without abandoning the responsibilities and enjoyments of modern daily life.

The day will include guided meditation and the opportunity to really understand Buddhist view and intention. Everyone is welcome to explore this topic.


Day Course – Buddhism What is it?



4th November – Open Invitation to Akanishta Centre

11 to 4pm

Everyone is welcome to our open morning. A great chance to come inside the centre and discover what we do and enjoy the peaceful environment of our meditation room and garden.

Ther will be free meditation sessions and explanation of the Buddhist imagery and statues within the centre and a chance to find out about our weekly classes and activities.

Bring along the family to enjoy some homemade soups, cakes, and snacks. Everyone is welcome.

17th November Morning Workshop –  Five Conditions for Successful Meditation 10.30 – 1.30pm

Buddhist Meditation offers a practical way to become more peaceful and positive. Yet it is not always easy to get going! We can get going when we understand what the internal conditions are for successful meditation. 

Through understanding the five conditions for successful meditation and how to integrate them into daily life, we can harness the power of our mind. The five conditions are the force of motivation, familiarity, merit, effort and aspirational intention. 

With this understanding, you can develop a daily practice and begin to experience the benefits of meditation practice for yourself and others. 

This morning is helpful to those new to meditation and those wishing to improve their meditation practice.


Morning Workshop – Five Conditions for Successful Meditation



24th November – Day Course –  Contemplating Living and Dying 10.30 – 3.30pm

Having been born we will die, this is a universal experience, but one we often give little thought to. Taking time out to consider the truth of impermanence for yourself and others has great meaning and many practical benefits. 

Our life is very precious and fleeting. In Extensive Enjoyment Sutra Buddha says: “The lifespan of a living being passes like lightning in the sky and perishes as quickly as water falling from a high mountain.”

Keeping this wisdom in our heart we can begin to see what is important and begin to fashion a more, meaningful, realistic and happier life.

We will also reflect upon the Buddhist explanation of how we die, and what our death means for us and others. In this way we can be more prepared and find that we can approach our own death or the death of others, with more courage, compassion and love.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Day Course – Contemplating Living and Dying



8th December  Morning Workshop –  Mind Spa 10.30 – 1.30pm

Take the morning out to meditate, and enjoy the peace and calm you can find within your own mind. Feeling rested and refreshed you can take a new perspective on the coming weeks.

The morning will simply consist of guided meditations and some simple practical advice found within Buddhism, to help keep that feeling of peace out of meditation.

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy.


Morning Workshop – Mind Spa



10th to 16th December – Self Guided – Refuge Retreat

A Port in the Storm

 


Retreat Introduction – Refuge Retreat



Day Events

Day Events are suitable for everyone. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from 10am to enjoy refreshments. There is free parking available at the back of the centre. The suggested contribution for day events are £24 or £17 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments and a delicious vegetarian lunch is provided. If possible please book in advance  to help planning of meal or email; To make payment online please pick from the drop-down box below the course or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk Payment can also be made on the day.

Morning Workshops

Morning meditation courses are suitable for everyone, the morning consists of guided meditations and short talks. It is not necessary to have previous experience to attend. Please feel free to arrive from 10am to enjoy refreshments.   There is free parking available at the back of the centre.

The suggested contribution for morning courses is £14 or £10 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Refreshments are provided during the morning. To make payment online pick from the drop-down box or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk. Payment can also be made on the day.

Day Retreats

Day retreats  consist of  explanation and joining in the chanted meditations of different Buddhas.  It is not necessary to have previous experience, however some familiarity with the teachings and meditations can be helpful. Everyone is welcome to try out these day retreats.  There is free parking available at the back of the centre.

The suggested contribution for morning courses is £14 or £10 concessions. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Brunch is provided during the morning.  To make payment online pick from the drop-down box or email info@meditationincheltenham.org.uk. Payment can also be made on the day.

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