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Join our lively Buddhist community in Southampton

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July

All are welcome at our drop-in classes and parent sangha. At meetings for regulars, we deepen our connections and our practice.

New for the summer: Meditation Mondays! An evening drop-in for everyone, from beginners to experienced meditators. Scroll down for details.

On Saturday 20 July we celebrate Dharma Day. This annual festival commemorates the day the Buddha gave his first teaching.

 

The festival schedule is as follows:

10 am – 11 am: Learn to meditate
11 am – 11.30am: Tea break
11.30am – 1 pm: Going deeper, with readings and reflections (also available on Zoom)
1 pm – 2 pm: Lunch – please bring vegetarian/vegan food to share
2 pm – 3 pm: Short talks by sangha members (also available on Zoom)
3 pm – 3.30 pm: Tea break
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm: Meditation and devotional ritual (also available on Zoom)

 

Everyone is welcome at any session, or to stay the whole day.

Admission is by donation – please give to help our centre flourish.

Plus, booking is still open for our 2024 retreats.

 

There may be more activities too, as part of the Amitabha Project. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Events for all

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Learn to meditate

Drop-in class for beginners, or for anyone who wants a refresher. With time for tea and a chat afterwards.

​When: Every Saturday, 10 am – 11 am
Format: In person at the centre

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Going deeper

Drop-in session of teaching and meditation. For those who are familiar with Triratna meditation practices. 

​When: Every Saturday, tea 11 am, teaching and meditation 11.30 am – 1 pm
Format: In person at the centre
Can't get here? Use Zoom (starts 11.30 am)

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Meditation Mondays

Weekly drop-in throughout July and August. Meditation and Buddhist teachings suitable for all – beginners welcome.

​When: Every Monday, 7 pm – 9 pm
Format: In person at the centre

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Parent sangha

An afternoon for Buddhist parents to share with their children and friends. Snacks, chat and fun.

When: Saturday 27 July, 1.30 pm – 3 pm (NB no meeting in August)

Format: In person at the centre

Email for more info: Southamptonparentsangha@outlook.com

Events for regulars

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Women's morning

Meet other women and share your experience of practising the Dharma.
When: 2nd Sunday of every month, 10 am – 12 noon (NB no meeting in July)
Format: Online

Zoom link: Here

Dharma training for men

Join other men to deepen your practice and understanding.

Format: In person at the centre

Email for more info: dhammavijai@yahoo.co.uk

Rural retreats

Take time out from your everyday life for a deeper experience of yourself and others.


Once or twice a year, we go on retreat together in the countryside. An opportunity to make real strides in our lives, practice and friendships.


Head over to our Retreats page for details of this year's events.

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Your generosity keeps us going

Most of our events run on a donation basis.
 
The more you give, the more we can spread the Buddha’s teaching.

Ask for a Gift Aid form to make your gift go further.

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