Supporting our sangha online
Latest updates on how we are continuing our practice during the current coronavirus outbreak. Includes news of cancellations, online alternatives and dharma resources to help us navigate these difficult times.
Teacher led retreats - every few months
Weekend day retreats led by experienced teachers. We feel very fortunate to have teachers come to us to share their experience.
Tuesday evening sitting group - weekly
The sitting group meets every Tuesday evening in central Bristol from 7.30 to 9.15pm. These evenings are peer led and are a good way to join with others to sustain and support meditation practice.
All are welcome. No need to book.
Daytime meditation and sharing group - monthly
This group meets once a month, usually on a Friday, from 10.30am–12.30pm. The meetings give an additional daytime opportunity to come together in a small group in a spirit of Sangha.
Annual sangha celebration day - annually
Our Annual Sangha Celebration Day is a day of community and friendship. It is great way to catch up with members of wider sangha, to be part of a review of the past year and contribute to further developments. We incorporate our short Annual General Meeting. All are welcome.
Saturday self-led retreats - monthly
These popular, self-led day retreats provide a welcome day of retreat on the first Saturday of every month. The retreats are not led by a teacher and no meditation guidance is given, so they suit participants who are comfortable with a basic meditation practice.
Focusing and Insight meditation have in common a willingness to sit with one’s experience from a place of presence, acceptance, warmth and curiosity. The most significant difference between the two practices is the presence of the partner or companion and the use of spoken words in Focusing to convey one’s experience to the companion.
Our short peer-led courses introduce people to the basics of Insight Meditation – enough to get started.
We run occasional longer courses in which we invite teachers and experienced practitioners to work with us over a month to help us support our practice.
Sangha walks - every few months
Walks tend to be on Saturdays or Sundays about once every month or two (more frequently in spring, summer and autumn), and can be anywhere within about a 40-minute drive of Bristol. All welcome.
Nature meditation afternoons
Come meditate outdoors in beautiful, quiet, nourishing woods! This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature, explore your practice in new surroundings and meditate safely with others.
Sutta study group
Study informs and inspires our meditation practice; meditation produces depth and clarity in understanding. We can balance our engagement with both study and meditation to optimize the cultivation of this liberating path.” (Shaila Catherine)
This group is in the process of formation.