* Buddhism for Beginners
Courses on key Buddhist concepts, introduction to Buddhist practice and philosophy.
* Learn to Meditate
Mindfulness, breathing and relaxation, guided healing Buddha meditation, advice on developing your own practice, and monthly min-retreats.
* Emotional Balance
Courses on dealing with anxiety, stress and depression, happiness intensives, mindfulness workshops, and meditations to cultivate kindness and compassion.
* Visiting Lamas & Teachers
Touring Tibetan lamas and western teachers such as Ven. Robina Courtin, and Andy Weber.
* In-depth Buddhism
Includes the 3-year "Discovering Buddhism" course that you can join at the beginning of any unit, rituals training, and workshops on topics such as emptiness, calm abiding, tong-len and bodhicitta.
* Pujas & Ceremonies
Monthly Medicine Buddha and Tara pujas, annual refuge ceremony, end-of-year fire purification, sutra recitations, all-night Tara Puja.
* Family & Social
Buddhist board games, mother's group for babies and toddlers, member's forum, animal blessings.
* Health & Cooking
Regular day and evening yoga groups, and vegetarian cooking classes.
We have an extensive beginners curriculum that runs in both the mornings and evenings. We welcome beginners, and there is always time for questions. We suggest you start with a beginner's course or a meditation eveing, and then later hop into the very popular 3-year Discovering Buddhism course. Pujas (offering ceremonies) and retreats help to integrate practice and theory. We also offer weekly yoga classes, comprehensive home study courses on CD, non-religious courses on ethics, emotions and mindfulness, and hold regular social and community events.
We have an extensive lending library for members, and a Dharma Shop with books, statues, prayer flags and other practitioner needs.
If you can't decide where to start, just give us a call and we and we can explain the program further. Or, try the tag cloud below and discover the current courses on offer.
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