The new Monks Residence in Harston
Don't forget our Programme page
Two Afternoons of Insight Meditation led by Sister Kovida, Saturday 20th April and Saturday 18th May.
At Bharat Bavan, the Indian Culture and Community Centre Hall, by the bridge on Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ.
Both events 1.15pm (for 1.30 start) to 5.30pm.
These afternoons will be an opportunity for developing awareness and insight into the nature of our thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Sister Kovida is a Theravada Buddhist nun who lived at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries for 17 years. She has spent extended periods in Burma practising with Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and now lives outside the monastic setting walking on tudong (wandering), meditating, studying and teaching.
These afternoons are offered freely, with any donations towards the cost of the premises appreciated. For more information contact Dan Jones on email@example.com
All Welcome for Cambridge Wesak Buddha-Day Celebrations Sunday 26th May
Dan Jones has booked the Indian Community Centre in Mill Road (Bharat Bavan) for a Wesak ceremony from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 26th May so that groups and folk, who are able and want to come together to celebrate Wesak, can do so as has been done in previous years.
Bharat Bavan, the Indian Culture and Community Centre Hall, is by the bridge on Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ
Do tell your groups, and anyone else, and do let Dan know if there is anything that you would like to contribute as a group, as previously, such as a chant, or a reading, or a mantra, or a guided meditation. More details on this event may follow.
Contact Dan at "Dan Jones" at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07754 588077.
Saturday 4th May 4 - Monday 6th May
The Heart of Compassion
Venerable Lama Chime Rinpoche will give three days of teachings at Marpa House Rectory Lane, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, CB10 2HN
Teaching sessions will be held on the morning and afternoon of Saturday and Sunday, and also on Monday morning. The cost is £15 per session.
Known dates for future Cambridge Meditation Retreats:
The Gaia House Cambridge group (see our Meditation page for description and contacts) now have a web page Gaia House Cambridge Day Retreats which lists and gives details of the Saturday retreats led by Gaia House teachers.
March 2, 2013, Catherine Mcgee
June 15, 2013, Martine Batchelor
September 7, 2013, Rob Burbea
October 19, 2013, Yanai Postelnik
Canonical Citations and Stephen Batchelor
Stephen Batchelor has compiled a document of Pali source texts which he used during his visit to us on 10th and 11th Sept 2010
His own web site is a comprehensive source of his work, including books etc. see Stephen's web site
The Eight Verses
Tenzin Dechen Rochard has kindly made available a copy of the "Eight Verses of Transforming the Mind".
These can be seen at: The Eight Verses * .
Tsewong Rinpoche -- School of Tibetan Healing Chod- London 2013
Tsewong Rinpoche is a highly respected Bhutanese meditation teacher and yogi, who has spent over 20 years in solitary retreat. He is coming to England for the first time in May 2013 where he will be giving teachings with Lama Jinpa and Lama Pema; who collectively form the school of Tibetan Healing Chod.
Please note there is also a list of National Events given at http://www.wisdom-books.com/Events.asp
"Vegetarian Vietnamese Cookery" (see front cover)
This book has been prepared over two years by the Cambridge Interbeing Sangha (see Meditation Groups page) , a meditation group that practices according to a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist tradition. All profits from the sales of this book will go to the Being Peace Practice Centre in Dorset, UK.
The Vegetarian Vietnamese Cookery book includes a wide variety of delicious recipes, from easy-to-prepare everyday dishes to more complicated dishes for special occasions. With a preface by Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen master and peace activist, it introduces the Vietnamese Buddhist approach to preparing and cooking food with awareness and joy.
Dr Thi Phung Ly of Cambridge, combines her nutritional knowledge as a medical doctor with the wisdom brought down to her through her mother and grandmother in Vietnam, in order to adapt these recipes for vegetarians and vegans with ingredients available in the UK. The book contains numerous colour photographs to illustrate the recipes and demonstrate the techniques used to prepare the dishes.
The C of I Sangha invite you to enjoy cooking and eating these dishes!
In Cambridge you can pick up a copy of the book by contacting Joy Magezis at email@example.com
Nationally Available from:Community of Interbeing bookshop Tel: 0870 850 2615 Web: http://www.interbeing.org.uk/ bookshop
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