Events

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Weekend Events

Information on the types of weekend events meals included and suggested contributions can be found at the bottom of the page or through the link here.

Lamrim Retreat, Stages of the Path: 21st August to 25th August.

Join us for this short retreat on the cycle of lamrim meditations that many of you have heard about from weekly classes and meditated on already.

  • Doing a retreat session gives us the opportunity to gain more insight and experience.
  • This experience is what helps us make the changes we want in our daily life and to be more peaceful and happier.

There will be an introduction to the retreat on Wednesday Evening 7pm

Retreat sessions will be 45 minutes long, two in the morning and two in the evening. You can come along to as many or as few as you are able.

Introduction to the retreat on Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sessions Times 7.30am, 9.30am, 7 pm & 8.30pm

This retreat is free – but please book the introduction below or contact us

>Book Now: Full Price (£7.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£4.00)

Choose Happiness Morning Workshop: Saturday 31st August 10.30am – 1.30pm

Happiness is a funny old thing – we all want it, we think we get it and then it disappears!

  • Buddha taught that happiness is a state of mind so its causes are found within the mind.
  • Every day in every situation we have some freedom to choose happiness.
  • On this morning we will take a simple and practical look at how to make that choice to find and keep happiness. Everyone is welcome.

>Book Now: Full Price (£14.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£10.00)

Keeping your Cool, Day Event: Saturday 7th September 10.30am – 3.30pm

We all know that losing our cool, getting angry and frustrated adds nothing to a situation.

  • Our habit is strong whenever people or situations do not go our way, or we meet with difficulties.
  • Taking the heat out of situations is always more positive.
  • On this day course, learn how to stay cool more and more of the time and let go of the habit of anger.
  • Through meditation and practical advice, you can free yourself from the problem of anger.

If possible,  it is helpful if you can book no later than the Thursday before the course to help with lunch preparation. Thank you

>Book Now: Full Price (£24.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£17.00)

Chill Down Fridays, Meditation and a Meal Nights

Get ready for a relaxing weekend by ending your busy week with some good food, company and most importantly, some good vibes coming from your own peaceful mind.

  • Start the weekend with a guided meditation to relax and let go of stress.
  • Enjoy a two-course set delicious vegetarian meal, cooked especially for you and your friends.
  • Leave feeling content and chilled.

If you have special dietary requirements (e.g gluten-free, Vegan) please let us know in advance.

Places are limited for these popular evenings so booking in advance a must. The earlier the better is also helpful for preparations.

Book for:

Chill Down Friday, September 13th >Book Now (£15.00)

Chill Down Friday, October 11th >Book Now (£15.00)

Chill Down Friday, November 15th >Book Now (£15.00)

Zero Stress, Morning Workshop: Saturday 21st September 10.30am – 1.30pm

Spend a morning letting go of the weekly build up of stress, within the body and mind.

  • Enjoy the benefits of guided meditations, which will leave you stress-free and relaxed.
  • Learn about the benefits of meditation and how to meditate at home.
  • Help bring more balance and peace to your busy week.
  • Whether we have meditated before or are new to meditation, this is a great morning to get meditating.

>Book Now: Full Price (£14.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£10.00)

Open Day, Saturday 20th October 10 to 3 pm

Join us for the evening and enjoy the peaceful environment of Akanishtha Centre. Discover more about Modern Buddhism and Meditation.

A perfect opportunity to bring along your friends and family, to this relaxed evening.

Enjoy some homemade food in our pop up cafe.

free guided breathing meditation

guided tour of the shrine

Q & A: How can Buddhist meditation help me?

Children’s area

well behaved pets welcome.

Let Go and Move on, Day Event: Saturday 26th October 10.30am – 3.30pm

Let go and move on – how many times has a friend given us this advice.

  • How wonderful if we could learn to do so in a peaceful and positive way.
  • On this day course, we will take a look at the reasons we get stuck with the past and how we can begin to let it go in a beneficial and meaningful way.
  • We will also engage in meditations to give us the inner peace and space we need within our mind to let go and move on.

If possible, it is helpful if you can book no later than Thursday, before the course to help with lunch preparation. Thank you

>Book Now: Full Price (£24.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£17.00)

Keeping our Relationships positive, Morning Workshop: Saturday 9th November 10.30am – 3.30pm

Our relationships are important and positive relationships with others are essential to a happy daily life.

  • On this morning we will take a look at how to ensure we maintain happy and relaxed relationships when we feel challenged and misunderstood.
  • How our response and view of the person is very important to the experience we have.
  • On this morning we will reflect upon the practical advice found within Buddhism to improve our relationships.
  • How meditation can help us maintain a peaceful mind.

>Book Now: Full Price (£14.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£10.00)

Empowerment Day, Heal the Mind, Heal the Body: Saturday 23rd November 10.30am – 3.30pm

Who is Medicine Buddha: Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy. The empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation through which we will receive the powerful blessings and inspiration of this enlightened being.

  • All of us have had to deal with physical or mental illness.
  • Where do these illnesses come from and is there a way to heal them?
  • Through the meditations found within Medicine Buddha practices, we can remove the most subtle causes of illness.
  • It is said the power of this meditation practice becomes greater as confusion and conflict in the world increase.
  • So this practice is especially vital for yourself and others right now.

On Sunday there will be a day retreat on the practice, free to all those who attended the empowerment day. Through the retreat, we can gain deeper experience of the practice and begin to use it in daily life.

>Book Now: Full Price (£25.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£19.00)

Medicine Buddha Day Retreat  – follow up – Sunday 24 November

The best time to engage in the practice of Medicine Buddha is after receiving the empowerment!

Come along to one or all of these sessions and gain deep experience of this wonderful practice.

The day is free to those who attended the empowerment the previous day.

Session Times:

9 am

11 am

1 pm

>Book Now: Full Price (£14.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£10.00)

Life in Focus, Day Event: Saturday 7th December 10.30am – 3.30pm

Take the day out during this busy time of year, to touch base with the essentials of daily life.

  • By doing this we will regain some internal balance and relaxation to help us go forward into the coming weeks happier and more positive.
  • The day will particularly look at the powerful mind of cherishing love, as a source of happiness.
  •  We will have the chance to engage in a special meditation practice called Taking and Giving.
  • Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed.

If possible, it is helpful if you can book no later than Thursday, before the course to help with lunch preparations. Thank you

>Book Now: Full Price (£24.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£17.00)

Pure Mind Retreat: 15th to 20th December

This retreat is free – but please book the introduction below or contact us

>Book Now: Full Price (£7.00)

>Book Now: Concession (£4.00)

Weekend Events Information

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 workshops 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.

Guided Retreats

Guided 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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