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Our next six-week Introduction to Meditation course starts on Wednesday 4th September (2019) - 7.30 - 9.30pm with a tea break.

Meditation can lead to greater freedom, happiness and insight into the nature of human consciousness. 
Regular meditation will change your mind!

In the meantime why not come on one of our 'taster sessions' - see below.

Our next six-week Introduction to Buddhism course starts on Wednesday 23rd October (2019) - 7.30 - 9.30pm 
with a tea break.

Exploring ethics, meditation and wisdom, and what it means to lead a Buddhist life in the 21st century.

For more information or to book (spaces are limited), contact Nagamani -


Get your weekend off to a good start! Alternate Saturday mornings at 11 am. All welcome. The dates for the next four months are as follows:

July 27
August 10 and 24

Please contact Akasharaja for more information.


An informal get-together for under-35s on the first Saturday of the month at 7pm. For more information, please contact Lucy Ingram.

All activities are offered on a donation basis.

For some mental health conditions e.g. current depression, meditation may not be helpful. If in doubt, talk to your GP or contact us via the website. Please be reassured, however, that this is for you to decide, and we will never turn you away from a session or use any mental health condition to stigmatise or marginalise anyone.


This term (1 May to 28 August) we are looking at the Four Noble Truths

When the Buddha emerged from his Enlightenment process and sought out people to whom he could communicate his profound and, in some ways, ineffable experience, this was the formulation he chose. He pointed out that life is inextricably bound up with suffering in various forms (dukkha); that craving and aversion are at the root of all mental and emotional suffering; that it is possible to bring suffering to an end through the attainment of Enlightenment; and that there was a path that unenlightened beings could follow to attain that state of release. 

This series will be launched with a general introduction on Wednesday 1 May and will run through until the end of August.

If you are familiar with our two basic meditation practices and are happy to spend time in an explicitly Buddhist context, which will include some elements of ritual, you are more than welcome to attend even if you haven't been around for long. If you're in any doubt, just ask any local Order member or any member of the teams for the meditation taster sessions or courses.



 The Buddhist Centre is run entirely by volunteers and sustained by the generosity of many. Its purpose is to help change the world - to radically transform human consciousness and behaviour. Could you support this vision with a monthly standing order?

Please be considerate to local residents and park on New Park Road, the car park behind the Spar or by the weir.

Centre calendar for the coming week

For more information on Buddhist festival days please click on the link below.