Transforming the Human Heart
Open every Tuesday in 2019 except 24th & 31st December
Please note: from September 2019 we are in a new central venue: St. Michael’s Centre (next to Little Theatre), St Michael’s Place, Bath, BA1 1SG
Learn how to meditate and hear about the unique perspective on life that Buddhism has to offer, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
From September 2019 in our new central Bath venue, St Michael’s Centre, we will continue running weekly sessions in a slightly different format. Sessions will comprise the practice of settling or calm-abiding meditation for the first half with advice on posture and the method. Following this we will be studying particular Buddhist texts, starting with the ‘Jewel Garland of a Bodhisattva’ by the great 10th century Indian Buddhist master, Atisha. This will continue over the next few weeks or months. The sessions will be guided by a facilitator who will invite everyone to participate in the discussion of topics arising from the text. In this way many different aspects of the Buddhist path will be clarified. At the end of the session refreshments will be available with an opportunity for newer visitors to chat with sangha members, ask questions and find out more about the Buddhist teachings and our organisation, Dechen Community.
The sessions last around an hour, and are led by long-term practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism and students of Lama Jampa Thaye, the renowned British Buddhist scholar and meditation master.
These evenings are relaxed and enjoyable and suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. Although we are following a text over a few weeks or even months, each week can also stand alone, so do feel free to come along on any week.
There is no need to book – just turn up.
Bath Sakya Buddhist Group is run by volunteers and is administered by Sakya Dechen Buddhism Ltd registered charity no: 1163076
Recommended reading: ‘Tasting Birth and Death’; ‘Discovering the Causes of Happiness’; ‘Leap Like a Tiger, Walk Like a Tortoise’ all by Lama Jampa Thaye (Ganesha Press) ‘Buddhist Basics’. All these and more are available at Bath Sakya Buddhist Group.
for a full reading list go to http://www.dechen.org/books/
|Tuesdays||8.00pm||Calm-abiding meditation & study of a Buddhist text||£4.00 per session.
Bath Sakya Buddhist Group
St. Michael’s Centre (next to Little Theatre), St Michael’s Place, Bath BA1 1SG
M: +44 (0)7747 633577
M: +44 ( 0)7842 855790