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Vision & Transformation – Taking you along the steps of the Buddhist path

19th January 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 23rd February 2022 @ 9:30 pm GMT

Vision & Transformation – Taking you along the steps of the Buddhist path

Sometimes we have a moment of clarity about the way we want to live in the world. Such moments can be very inspiring and even exhilarating. We feel full of new energy for making changes in our lives. But unless we make efforts to change at a deeper level, we can easily find that we lose these glimmers of a bigger perspective.

This six week course offers a lively and systematic introduction to the Buddha’s Eightfold Path. Starting with an emphasis on vision; the bigger perspective. The course then progresses onto the stages of transformation; these are the practical steps we need to take to make lasting changes in our lives and in those of the people around us. These stages course then progresses though the stages of transformation: emotion, imagination, speech, right livelihood, and effort and attention in meditation.

Each week we’ll be focussing on a different stage of the path; emotion, imagination, speech, right livelihood, and effort and attention in meditation. Through short exercises, discussions and meditation, we will support each other to discover how these teachings can transform our daily lives.

This course is suitable for those new to Buddhism and meditation as well as those who have completed a course with us before.

Leaders TBC

Six Wednesday evenings starting 19th Jan
7.00-9.30pm
Effra Space

Booking essential
By Donation

Donations

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 £90/£45 for the whole 6-week course, depending on your income.

Retreat

This course will be also proceeded by a optional weekend retreat on the theme of Vision and Transformation, held at Vajrasana Retreat Centre in Suffolk. Start your new year off with our community retreat which will give you the change to delve into your experience more intensively and getting a head start on the themes which will be explored in the course. All course participants, whether you are a newcomer or regular attendee at our events are most welcome to attend the retreat. The retreat, and travel to the retreat centre, can be booked separately here:

https://buytickets.at/brixtonbuddhistcommunity/600714

Course FAQ

– 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 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 are very appreciative of the opportunity to attend our courses.

Details

Start:
19th January 2022 @ 7:00 pm GMT
End:
23rd February 2022 @ 9:30 pm GMT

Venue

Effraspace
Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade
Brixton, London SW2 1PX
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