The Bridport Buddhist Meditation Group welcomes you to our community!

If we need to cancel any session we will do so in this space before 8.30 am.


        Here are two possible places and times to engage with some quiet practice in a busy world.
Silence Speaks
A Retreat Day for people of all faiths and none.
Saturday 13th April 2019, 10 a.m. – 3.30p.m. At Southleigh Church, East Devon.
A space for personal reflection through a selection of silent activities: a place to let go of the ‘busyness’ of our lives.
Inspired by ‘The Book of Joy’ by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu,
in which they share their experience and practice of Buddhism and Christianity, yet inclusive to people of all faiths and none.
‘When we were quiet our hearts discovered that they were kindred spirits.’
To book please contact Hetty Kothari or Helen Miller at silencespeaks81@gmail.com
 or Helen Miller on 07531306528



‘SILENCE SPEAKS’
WELCOME TO A SILENT SPACE FOR ALL FAITHS AND NONE.
Join us in silence, whatever your beliefs. Step aside from the hustle and bustle to sit in stillness for a while.
On February 2nd 2019, and linked to Exeter Cathedral’s ‘Prayer and Spirituality Day’. In a tent near the main entrance to the Cathedral.
Anytime between 10a.m. - 3.30p.m. Entrance is free.
Inspired by ‘The Book of Joy’ by The Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu, who wrote:-
‘When we kept quiet we discovered that our hearts
were kindred spirits.’
Email :- silencespeaks81@gmail.com
or Helen Miller on 07531306528



 

Introduction

Welcome to the Bridport Triratna Buddhist Group. We are accessible from East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset. We are a friendly and welcoming group which has been meeting since 2008. The group is run on a drop-in basis and so no experience is needed in order to attend.

The sessions are structured so that new-comers will be given any instructions that they need. The main practices that we teach are called the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana.

 

When?

We meet on Saturday mornings every two weeks. Each session starts promptly at 10.30 and ends at12.30. People usually arrive from about 10.15.

The dates for our meetings are:

2019

5th January

19th January

2nd February

16th February

2nd March

16th March

30th March

13th April

27th April

We aim to continue after this but the dates are not yet fixed.

Where?

We meet in the village hall on the Main street of Bothenhampton which is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Bridport. Bothenhampton is just off the A35 between the bottom of West street and Grove nurseries. The post code is DT6 4BP. The hall is easy to find, quiet and also warm. There is a map in the contacts section.

 

Who is it for?

The group is run on a drop-in basis with no previous experience needed. Experienced meditators are also welcome.

 

What do we do?

Each session usually consists of two meditation sits, a brief talk (with some discussion) and there always a tea break.

 

What do I need?

We do provide some meditation stools and mats for use during the sessions and chairs are also available but if you already have your own meditation gear it is a good idea to bring it. Loose and comfortable clothing is also advisable.

 

Who leads the group?

The group is led by Alayasri and Suddhacitta who are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Alayasri has also run a group in Axminster and you can access that site through this link http://axminsterbuddhistmeditation.yolasite.com

 

What will it cost?

The group is run on a dana or donation basis so participants can contribute what they feel is appropriate.

 

How do I get in touch?

You can contact Alayasri and Suddhacitta using  Contact us  heading at the top of this page.

You can find out more about the Triratna Buddhist Group on the menu at the top of this page and at  www.thebuddhistcentre.com 

                                                                                                   

                  Alayasri                                                                                                                                                               Suddhacitta                         

Alayasri                                                                                         Suddhacitta


Current Discussion

Our current theme is the six perfections or paramitas.

What are these Six Paramitas or Six Perfections?

 

 

                          Giving or generosity                              Dana

 

                          Morality                                                  Sila

 

                          Energy in the pursuit of the good        Virya

 

                          Patience                                                Kshanti

 

                          Meditation                                             Dhyana

 

                         Wisdom                                                  Prajna







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