Would you like to find out more about Meditation? Or Buddhism? Try one of our Lunchtime Meditation sessions which run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These are suitable for beginners and those with experience. Or call in for a chat and a cuppa on one of our Open Afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For a taster you could come to a Sangha (Buddhist Community) Night event. These happen on Thursday evenings and include a period of meditation. We periodically run a six-week Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation course for those who want to gain an overview. For those who have completed that course and want to go deeper, there is the Buddhism and Mediation Level 2.
For full details, dates and times click Classes and Events on the left-hand menu and look under Classes and Drop ins.
Sangha nights in April. The theme for April Sangha nights will be ” My Precious Teachers”. An opportunity to hear about Sangharakshita’s teachers and their significance to us today. Watch this space for more information.
Gairloch Weekend Retreat Our much loved annual Highland Sangha Weekend Retreat is coming up! This is a wonderful opportunity to practise together and spend time with Sangha friends in a spectacular location on the West Coast. This year we return to one of our favourite locations, Gairloch Sands Youth Hostel, for the weekend Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March. With meditation, study and discussion we will explore how we can reconnect with ourselves and deepen our practice together.
For more details, check out our website at http://buddhistcommunityhighlands.org.uk/events/gairloch-weekend-retreat/
We are delighted that she who was Suzie Tisch was ordained yesterday at Akashavana and given the name Maitrihridaya – “She who has a Heart of Loving Kindness”. We looking forward to welcoming her back. Sadhu!
UPDATE (1 September, 2015): We still have to find a new premises, and the search is ongoing, but we have an extension on the lease for the time being. We expect to be in the Centre until some time next year. Please keep your eyes and ears open, though, for any opportunities that you think may be of interest.
We just got a letter from our landlord telling us we need to vacate our Inverness centre in June. We’ve managed to negotiate a “stay of execution” for a month or two, but we must start the process of looking for somewhere new.
There is no doubt at all that having the Centre has enabled us to reach out and support the local community in a way that we haven’t been able to before. We’ve run meditation classes, mindfulness classes, yoga classes, drop-in sessions, film nights, Buddhist practice days, group meetings, and more.
And we want to carry on. We’re just getting started!
Can you help?
Do you know of any properties to buy or rent in Inverness (or conveniently close by)? Ideally it will have space for groups of up to 30 people. Obviously we’d prefer the usual amenities, but if the place is a bit dilapidated that’s ok – Triratna has a long and happy history of renovating old properties.