Would you like to find out more about Buddhism? Would you like to try meditation in company with others? Here at the Triratna Highlands Buddhist Centre we offer a number of ways for you to engage.
You could try our Lunchtime Meditation sessions on Tuesdays, 12.30 to 1.30pm. You could call in for a cuppa and a chat at one of our Open Afternoon sessions, also on Tuesdays between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. You could come along to one of our Sangha Night events (Sangha simply means Buddhist community), which run every Thursday, 7pm to 9pm.
For those who want to go deeper, we periodically run a six-week Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation course. And if you want to go deeper still, there is a four-week follow on Buddhism and Meditation Level 2 course.
The Winter Solstice. We will be gathering together on Saturday December 22nd to celebrate the turn of the year; the return of light. All welcome. (See ‘Classes & events/Celebrations’).
Whatever your level of interest, you’d be most welcome. For full details of what is on or coming up, go to Classes & Events and check under Classes, Drop ins, and Sangha Night
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.