The Journey and the Guide
The Journey and the Guide
21st September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 2nd November 2022
The Journey and the Guide: A practical guide to the Buddhist Path of Transformation
Eight Wednesday evenings starting 14th September
What would it mean to reach your potential? Many people think of a happier, healthier, perhaps richer, version of themselves. Buddhism believes that our potential is actually far beyond our imagining. As different from ourselves now as the acorn from the oak tree.
During this eight-week course we’ll be learning how to put the spiritual life into practice here and now. Through reading material, meditation and weekly exercises we’ll focus on the next steps on our own path of transformation. Course participants will receive a digital copy of Maitreyabandhu’s book ‘The Journey and the Guide’ which forms the basis of the course.
This course is suitable for those new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have completed a course with us before.
Led by Suryanaga and Amaladana
Eight Wednesday evenings from 14th September
7.00pm – 9.30pm, with a break
In-person at Effra Space, SW2 1PX
Booking Essential, places limited
Our courses are free to book, but all donations are gratefully received. We are completely reliant on your gifts to run these events, and to keep them free for those without the means to give financially. We’d suggest a donation of £140/£80 for the whole 8-week course, depending on your income.
- Can I come if I’m new or if I’m not a Buddhist? –
Yes! All of our courses are open to all, and newcomers are very welcome. There will be people with a range of experience on this course, including people who have been practicing Buddhism or meditation for many years, as well as many people who are completely new. We find that having a wide range of experiences gives the best opportunity for exploring the themes of the course.
- I can’t make all the dates, can I still do the course? –
If you cannot do the whole course, then it is ok to miss a week or two of the series. However, it is good to make as many as you can. The material in the courses develops over the weeks, and you may find it difficult to follow if you miss too many. We do ask that everyone is at least able to make the first week of the course, so that we can all start the course together.
- What if I can’t afford to come? –
All our courses are free to book, with a suggested or recommended donation. We do this so that anyone experiencing serious financial difficulties can book on without giving any donation at all if they cannot afford to do so.
Obviously our courses do require money to run, so we rely on the generous donations from those that can afford to pay the full cost in order to subsidise those who cannot afford to do so. This is in accordance with the Buddhist principle of open-handed generosity. We are pleased to say that in the many years we have offered courses in this way, most people decide to give, and those that are unable to do so at the present time are very appreciative of still having the opportunity to attend.
- Can you claim Gift-Aid on my donation? –
Yes, we are able to claim Gift-Aid on your course donation if you have made any Gift-Aid eligible donations through our website in the past 4 years. This is a huge help to us, and is at no additional cost to you.
If you have not registered for Gift-Aid with us before and would like to do so, you can do this by making a donation of any amount through our website and clicking the ‘Gift-Aid’ box – https://brixtonbuddhistmeditation.org/donate