If you would like to hear a talk by Venerable Canda that she gave on the retreat in May 2019 please click on the link below.
For those of you interested the connection between activism and dharma here’s the link to a conversation Yanai Postelnik had with Martin Aylward on his experience of non-violent direct action with Extinction Rebellion (through the Worldwide Insight Organisation).
Venerable Canda is now offering Sutta discussions on occasional Saturdays which are taking place at an Oxford venue. These will centre on the practical application of the teachings in our lives. She will be in Oxford until June 2020.
Dharma and Civil Disobedience
This November Gaia House teachers Yanai Postelnik, Catherine McGee, Rob Burbea, and Kirsten Kratz, along with many Dharma practitioners from the wider Gaia House community, participated in a series of planned actions of non-violent civil disobedience in London, part of an attempt to galvanize the UK government [Read more…]
Sunday Sangha Meetings for 2019 – 11am to 2pm
Sunday 13th January -St Margaret’s Institute 30 Polstead Rd, Oxford OX2 6TN
Sunday 10th February – Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Road, Oxford OX4 3NH
Sunday 10th March – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 14th April – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 19th May – St Margaret’s Institute
Sunday 16th June – St Margaret’s Institute
Sunday 14th July – St [Read more…]
Buddhist teachings on Self and Not-Self
4 Week Course with Jaya Rudgard
Wednesday evenings 20th March, 27th March, 3rd April, 10th April 2019
7-9pm, Long Room, Friends Meeting House, St Giles
A 4 week study course on early Buddhist teachings around self and not-self (“anatta”) and their practical application in our lives. Participants should have an [Read more…]
Venerable Canda, who will be leading a day for us in May 2020, has recently moved to Oxford and set up a Bhikkhuni residence here.
She is in need of all sorts of practical support and would welcome any help from people in the local community. If you think you would like to help in some way see below for more information.
For more [Read more…]
Mindfulness and Race, a day for People of Colour / BAME with Salma Darling of Brighton Insight Meditation: Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG (near Brighton Station) on 25th November 2018
We will be creating a supportive sanctuary for People of Colour to explore mindfulness in the context of the Buddha’s teachings.
Through sitting and walking meditation, guided instructions, dharma talks and [Read more…]
The Buddha said that the highest happiness is the happiness of peace, which far surpasses the happiness of sensual pleasure.
In this Dhamma Talk, Ajahn Brahm differentiates between worldly happiness that depends on things going just to plan and deep inner happiness that supports us through all the vicissitudes of life.
This evening programme will begin with a short guided meditation, followed by a [Read more…]