Would you like to find out more about Meditation? Or Buddhism? Try one of our Lunchtime Meditation sessions which run on Tuesdays. These are suitable for beginners and those with experience. Or call in for a chat and a cuppa on one of our Open Afternoons, also on Tuesdays. For a taster you could come to a Sangha (Buddhist Community) Night event. These happen on Thursday evenings and include a period of meditation.
Lunchtime Meditation and Open Afternoons resume on Tuesday 14 August and run till Tuesday 18 December.
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 course. New dates in September are now open for booking.For full details, dates and times click Classes and Events on the left-hand menu and look under Classes and Drop ins.
Sangha Nights start again after the summer break on Thursday 16th August, 5.30pm to 9pm, and run until Thursday 20th December. The theme for these nights is: What can the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas offer the World? See The World is on Fire!! Why I am a Buddhist
Scottish Sangha Weekend – Friday 17th To Sunday 19th August. The theme is ” Dance of the Dakinis” A weekend inspired by the life, teaching and example of Padmasambhava. Booking is through Dhanakosa. A great opportunity to spend the weekend with Dharma practitioners in Scotland.
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.