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Gaia House Online Retreats Continue & ‘Personal Retreats’ start from May 2021

2021-05-18T16:12:24+01:00May 1st, 2021|Community, Online groups and retreats, Retreats|

During the height of Covid-19 Pandemic (from April 2020) Gaia House has been offering online retreats, as well as the regular Dharma Hall and Monday evening sessions. From May 2021 Gaia House will now also be opening its doors to those individuals wishing to book a ‘personal retreat’. Please see Gaia House Retreat Programme for all [Read more…]

Beyond Patriarchy

2021-05-18T15:32:17+01:00April 21st, 2021|Community, Meditation groups, Online groups and retreats, Sitting Groups|

A new online meditation space for men and masculine identified folk is being offered by our friends at Southsea Sangha, The sessions are monthly on the first Monday of every month, 7-8.30pm.

The organisers say ‘this group will, through a dharmic lens, hold space for and celebrate the many expressions of ourselves through gender and sexuality, and examine together our relationship to themes [Read more…]

Online Course – Chris Cullen and Christina Feldman – Starts Monday 18th May

2021-04-22T11:58:56+01:00May 9th, 2020|Online groups and retreats|


Tricycle magazine are hosting an online course “Universal Empathy: A Fresh Look at the Qualities of the Heart”.  Cultivate four transformative qualities of the heart as pathways of insight and awakening. Kindness, appreciative joy, compassion, and equanimity enrich our lives and allow us to be flourishing, creative, dynamic people. Known in the Buddha’s teaching as the brahma-viharas, [Read more…]

Updates on retreat information and online resources in the light of the current Coronovirus situation.

2021-04-22T12:00:15+01:00April 7th, 2020|Online groups and retreats|

Day Retreats

Our next retreats for Spring/Summer 2020 will be free of charge and delivered online via Zoom :
9th May with Venerable Canda
6th June with Chris Cullen
4th July with Anushka Fernandopulle – not yet confirmed

Please still keep the dates free as we hope to offer online retreats with these teachers via Zoom [Read more…]

Humanity in Action: Supporting a Safe Haven in Calais, France 14 – 20 May, 2020

2021-04-22T12:01:04+01:00February 27th, 2020|Social Activism|

This is comprised of two parts: Humanity in Action Retreat: 14 – 17 May, 2020 Meditation in Action retreat facilitated by Nathan Glyde (Gaia House teacher and SanghaSeva co-founder) and Optional Sangha Volunteer Period: 17 – 20 May, 2020 Peer Led Sangha volunteer period.

According to the United Nations, there are currently around 26 million refugees and a [Read more…]

Podcast interview with Venerable Canda

2021-04-22T12:03:14+01:00September 19th, 2019|Podcasts|

In this episode, British born Buddhist nun, Venerable Canda, talks about becoming one of the first western women to get full ordination as a nun or Bikkhuni and the uproar it caused in Asia; travelling to India aged just 19 to learn meditation, and spending the next fifteen years there and in Burma practising; and eventually coming to the UK, [Read more…]

Podcast interview with Yanai Postelnik about his involvement with Extinction Rebellion and Engaged Buddhism

2021-04-22T12:05:12+01:00September 19th, 2019|Podcasts|

In this episode of the Monk on a Motorbike Podcast internationally respected meditation teacher, Yanai Postelnik talks about Buddhism and breaking the law, his involvement with Extinction Rebellion, getting arrested twice during protests against climate change in London, his spiritual path, living solely on donations from his students, going back to protest whilst on bail, and other interesting events.

Lightness, Compassion… Action!

2021-04-22T12:08:36+01:00June 25th, 2019|Retreats|

Mark Ovland’s retreat day Saturday 6th July 2019

This day retreat is for meditators, activists, and anyone drawn to a synthesis of inner and outer practice. We’ll explore together what the Buddhist teachings and precepts mean for us in the context of climate and ecological breakdown, and consider the morality of peacefully breaking the law in order [Read more…]

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