meditation and dharma study
Led by Tonbridge Order member Vidyakaya with support from Sue Bower, we meet once a week for meditation and discussion. Alternating Newcomers evenings if you are new to Buddhism or new to the area and Friends evenings for more regular members. Anyone interested in finding out more about meditation, Buddhism and the Triratna Buddhist Community is welcome to join us by coming along to a Newcomers night.
We ask that people come along and learn both Meditation practices before joining the website.
For those interested in Donald Crowhurst's story as I mentioned there is an excellent documentary film Deep Water I attach a link of review http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2006/12/11/deep_water_2006_review.shtml
Nagasiddhi has it on DVD so if you ever fancy watching it at a Sangha film night let me know.
If anyone is interested in a deeper exploration of the Buddha's teaching on…Continue
We are finally in Hastings hurrah many thanks for your House warming card a wonderful welcome. Paris formally known as Paul (has chosen to take his other name to mark our new life) hopes to be at the beginers class on Thursday he is partially sighted so if you see someone looking a little bit lost please show him the way in.
Unfortunately I will probably at Rivendell as Nagasiddhi and Mandarava are with his Mum who is currently in end of life care due…Continue
My husband and I will be shortly moving to Hastings to live in the Old Town. Our fingers crossed for a moving date of 5th April. I've been involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community since 20O2 however I had already decided I was a Buddhist some years prior to that and have been meditating since 1997. I got involved initially through the Southampton Group and always had a close connection to Rivendell Retreat Centre.
I began working at Rivendell…Continue
We meet in Hastings Old Town from 7 to 9 pm every Thursday evening at the Isabel Blackman Centre, Winding Street, Hastings TN34 3AT.
We alternate two programmes every Thursday. One week we have Newcomers meetings which start with a 45 minute body relaxation and meditation. Usually either Mindfulness of Breathing or the Metta Bhavana (practice of loving kindness), followed by tea, biscuits and a discussion based on a Dharma text that we are studying. We are currently reading "A Guide To Guide to The Buddhist Path" by our teacher Sangharakshita. (more details are given in STUDY BOOKS AND WEBSITES below.) Membership of the website is conditional on attending some of these meetings.
The second week is for Friends which is more devotional and aimed at those with some experience of meditation.
Suggested donation per session, £3 -£5
NEXT MEETING: Thursday 13th June – Newcomers night
Thursday 13th June An exhuberant return of Subhacitta (pronounced shooberchita) who will lead an evening on Metta (loving kindness, warmth)
Sunday 23rd June at 7.30
Electric Palace Cinema is showing 'Samsara'. Tickets can be booked online http://www.electricpalacecinema.com
Saturday 15th June at 7.30
'Vocal Explosion' at the Stade on the Old Town seafront. Free entry.
Editor comment: Is this the evening with our very own starlet, Jennifer? Wow!
Saturday 6th July at 7.30
'Tiger Lilies' at the Stade. Free entry.
Every Saturday evening during the summer there are events on at the Stade. Lots of members will be going. http://www.hastings.gov.uk/community_living/2013_events/stade_saturdays/stade_saturdays/
I am currently compiling a list of birthdays for sangha members who attend regularly and are happy to have a small celebration at our meetings. If this includes you please feel free to text me the date and I will add you to the list. Fraternally,…Continue
Started by chris mckenna. Last reply by Dan Morton yesterday.
Great to here the news that Chris is taking on a social secretary role for the group I think these sort of events are so important to creating sangha.One of the ideas mentioned was a breakfast meditation on the beach which I'd love to come along too…Continue
Started by Viryapuspa. Last reply by chris mckenna Jun 12.
hi Buddhist Buddies,It's a wonderful feeling if someone remembers your birthday..So I thought I'd ask you all if compiling a birthday calendar would be a good idea (Chris McKenna and I will always remember each others' being on the same day !).Any…Continue
Started by Sue Bower. Last reply by rosie layberry Jun 7.
Our study books
"Buddhism: tools for living your life" by Vajragupta (Windhorse Publications)
A guide for those seeking a meaningful spiritual path while living everyday lives full of families, work and friends. Our first study text.
Introductions to meditation and the Triratna Buddhist Community
"Breath" by Vessantra (Windhorse Publications)
A guide to the mindfulness of breathing as practiced by the TBC.
"Metta: the practice of loving kindness" by Nagabodhi (Windhorse Publications)
A guide to the metta bhavana meditation as practiced by the TBC.
"Introducing Buddhism" by Chris Pauling (Windhorse Publications)
Explains the essential teachings and practices that underlie most forms of Buddhism.
"The Triratna story" by Vajragupta (Windhorse Publications)
This is the story of Triratna (formerly the FWBO) from its inception in London to its growth worldwide.
Free Buddhist Audio
Over 500 audio talks on Buddhism and meditation from the archives of the FWBO. Hundreds of seminar and lecture transcripts. Free downloads, or listen and read online.
Words of the Buddha
Daily readings from the words of the Buddha
Rivendell Buddhist Retreat Centre
Teaching Buddhism, Buddhist meditation and yoga retreats, in Sussex, South-East England.
FWBO Brighton Buddhist Centre
Meditation, yoga, drop in classes, retreats.
Our sister group in Tonbridge where Vidyakaya also teaches.