Buddhism and Meditation in Southampton

Welcome to the Southampton Triratna Buddhist Centre. We have turned a derelict pub in St. Mary's into a beautiful centre for exploring the timeless Buddhist practices of meditation, mindfulness and emotional positivity. The Triratna Buddhist Community is an international Buddhist movement which draws from all the more traditional branches of Buddhism, to provide tools that are contemporary and relevant for those seeking meaning and purpose in their lives. We are a small friendly group here in Southampton and welcome both newcomers and those with some experience of meditation and Buddhism.

Southampton Buddhist Centre

73 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NW

*New Tuesday evening meditation course Details below

A New Beginning

Following the easing of some coronovirus restrictions, our centre has begun to re-open, initially just for  Saturday sangha mornings and Friday puja evenings. In order to observe the latest physical distancing regulations, we can accommodate up to 6 people. As with all public venues, we will be needing you to follow a protocol to keep us all safe. This will include wearing a mask, using hand sanitiser when entering the centre and maintaining a two metre distance. We will be delighted to see you and if you would like to be present in person for sangha morning then please register online, leaving your details for track and trace purposes. Unfortunately, because of technical problems we are unable to open the centre for Friday's puja evening on the 23rd or sangha morning on 24th October.

You are of course very welcome to continue attending via our Zoom facility (see details below)

All our activities are running on a donation basis. For us to survive and flourish in these difficult times, we need your help. Please consider giving a donation by clicking on the bowl:

                                                                      


Saturday Sangha morning  10am - 12pm (Please note earlier start time)  This is open to all and is an excellent opportunity to meditate with others and learn more about Buddhism in a friendly and supportive group.

 

This Autumn, we are exploring what it means to be part of a sangha (a community of Buddhists) and this coming Saturday (31st), Kalyanatara will continue our exploration of the Karaniya Metta sutta, a root text from the Buddha on metta (universal loving kindness) looking at some more of the personal qualities we need to develop if we wish to grow towards the freedom of heart and mind that is Enlightenment.

We would also like to invite you to send us questions electronically each week. This is a new 'Ask a Buddhist' initiative that we are launching. Questions can be sent via Facebook messenger or by email to dhammavijaya@southamptonbuddhistcentre.org

Please join us for the sangha morning via this link. We're looking forward to seeing you. Remember, we are just a click of a button away so no difficult journeys wherever you are!

https://zoom.us/j/101402173...

Puja and meditation every Friday evening for those familiar with these practices. Please contact Dhammavijaya f you would like to attend this.

The following activities are by Zoom link only:

New Tuesday evening course beginning Tuesday October 27th for seven weeks 7pm - 8.30pm.

A Breath of Fresh Air - an in-depth introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation based on the Buddha's Anapanasati sutta. Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

 

 

 
Wednesday study groups take place from 7pm-9pm. If you are not yet involved but would but would like to join a  foundation study course online, then please email dhammavijaya@southamptonbuddhistcentre.org 

 

 

 

 

"Cherish the Doctrine. 

Live United. Radiate Love."

Dhardo Rinpoche

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