What's on

We have weekly drop-in classes, special events and run regular courses in both meditation and Buddhism.

Tasting Freedom

A new beginners' course starting in April.

Many people arrive at the Buddhist centre with some experience of meditation. This can be from non-Buddhist teachings, secular mindfulness or through personal exploration of the many types of meditation that can be found on the internet. As part of this course, you will be introduced to the main meditation practices found within Triratna Buddhism.

This course will also introduce the context for Buddhist meditation by discussing some of the Buddha's basic teachings

Annual Open Day and Plant Fair


Saturday 4th May

12.30pm to 3.30pm


The day will include;

Short meditations every half hour in our beautiful shrine room.

Teas/Cakes

Plant Sale

Bric a brac 

These open days are always popular especially for plant enthusiasts, come early to have the pick of the crop

Midweek Sangha

Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


An ongoing class in which we deepen our understanding of the Buddhist Path as practised within the Triratna Community. Includes talks, discussions, pujas, and weekly meditation. 

We are currently exploring different facets of the life and teaching of our founder and teacher, Sangharakshita.

Suitable for those who have already attended some of our short courses or Saturday morning drop-ins.

Contact Prabhakari if you're not sure whether this class is for you at the moment.

For the most immersive experience of these evenings, it is recommended that you have attended at least one of our intro courses.

Drop-in taster sessions

Saturday 10am to 11pm & 11:30pm to 12:30pm 

Weekly drop-in taster sessions of meditation followed by an introduction to the Buddha's teachings. No need to book; just feel free to come for both or either session.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO DROP-IN ON SATURDAY 4th MAY - COME ALONG TO OUR OPEN DAY / PLANT SALE INSTEAD.

Women's Weekend Retreat

21st to 24th March at Vajraloka Retreat Centre.

Exploring the Therigatha, the stories of the early Buddhist Nuns.

Open to all women and non-binary people who are familiar with the Metta Bhavana, Mindfulness of Breathing and Seven Fold Puja

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST CONTACT DARREN

Going deeper

Modular courses on Buddhism run throughout the year

These courses are for those who have attended one of our introductory courses and wish to go deeper with their exploration of Buddhism.

Our next course is Mind Reactive, Mind Creative running in June


Sub-30 Group

Monthly meet-up for people under 30's interested in the Buddhist path.

More dates for your calendar

Midweek Sangha

 

April 24th: Full Moon Puja to Prajnaparamita.


Chanting Workshops

These have now become a delightful and regular addition to our centre's offerings. The sessions are beautifully led by Natalia from Taraloka. 

The upcoming dates are;


April 11th

May 9th

June 13th

July 11th

August 15th

Sunday 26th May: Wesak

Come and celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha's awakening.

4 Sanghas Retreat

Friday 17th May to Sunday 19th May 2024 at Taraloka. This retreat is for people who regularly attend Chester, West Wales, Llangollen, and Shrewsbury Triratna Sanghas. All genders welcome. Booking now open via Taraloka website.

Book here 

Morning Meditation

Why not practice with others and join our early bird meditation each morning from 7 am on Zoom?

This is an unled 40-minute sit - alternating between Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana.

This is open to all who are used to doing these meditations.

Zoom link 

Wellbeing activities

Our centre is also used by local teachers offering wellbeing classes.

Centre Calendar