Study and Practice Group

Every Sunday, see our calendar of events for session times (they vary).

Each week we will start with a 45+ minute meditation practice, followed by a study/discussion group. You are welcome to join in even if you missed the earlier sessions.

Skilful Patience

Our emotional world can be one of delight but also of torment. The Buddha discovered and taught that our emotional responses to situations, especially painful negative ones, can be altered for the better through our own efforts. The question is how to skilfully apply ourselves to that task.

The answer is to develop Patience. Not grit-your-teeth patience but a naturally arising relaxed attitude based on sensible analysis of what is going on.

Each week we will study, verse by verse, the wonderful teachings from the book ‘Bodhisattvacaryavatara’ - The Guide to the Way of Life of a Bodhisattva by the great Indian Buddhist teacher, Shantideva. Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche requested in his last message to us that we do this study. That aside, the ideas given by Shantideva are for the most part not even "Buddhist." They are fresh and relevant for anyone wanting to train to overcome negative emotional responses and the damage they cause to ourselves and those we meet with.

Everyone is welcome to join but we ask that attendees are able to commit to attending regularly each week. You can come to either one or both parts of the programme.


1st hour  - Refuge Prayers and Vajrasattva Purification practice.

2nd. hour -  Study/discussion

Cost: Donation at the door. Free to members.