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Non-residential Open Weekend: Encounters with Enlightenment

Date:Friday 8th June 2018 to Sunday 10th June 2018
Time:7.30pm Fri - 1pm Sun
Cost:There is no charge for this event. However the Centre does depend on donations and we would be grateful for any donation you can make. A suggested amount would be £30.00 – £50.00.
Led by:Vidyasakhi and Samudraghosa
Description:Who is the Buddha? What might the experience of the freshly Awakened Buddha have been like, and what might it have been like to meet him in those earliest days?
What are our own responses to the Buddha now?, and how can we develop them?

In this non-residential weekend at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, we will be exploring the story of the Buddha's life immediately after his Awakening, before his first teaching at Sarnath. We will be doing this through a mixture of activities, including stories, talks, discussion, ritual, meditation and creative activity.

The weekend will begin with a Friday evening session starting at 7:30pm, will run from 8am to 9pm on Saturday and from 8am to 1pm on Sunday. You will need to be able to attend the whole programme.

Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and a vegan evening meal on Saturday will all be provided. Please bring vegetarian/ vegan contributions to a shared lunch on Saturday. The only other thing you need to bring is your Imagination!

This weekend is suitable for anyone who is familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.

Please book in advance (we need to know numbers for catering).

Bookings are only accepted for the whole weekend.

Important: the diet is vegetarian/vegan, and the recipes are planned and the food is bought in advance. If you have a food allergy or medical condition requiring a special diet, please email us the details on receipt of your booking confirmation. Its best also to check with the organiser when you arrive.
Notes:Please bring vegetarian food for Saturday lunch
Booking Procedure:Necessary
Web Bookings:9 web-bookable places available.
Please Reserve:
Event Type:Meditation EventBuddhism EventRetreat Event
Event Level:
Suitable For: People who've learnt meditation, Mitras and Order members
Held at:CBC


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Meditation Event Event with meditation / practice Suitable for newcomers to meditation and Buddhism Event suitable for men only
Buddhism Event Event with Buddhist teaching / study Suitable for anyone who has learnt the two meditation practices we teach Event suitable for women only
Retreat Event Retreat Event Suitable for Mitras & Order member (experienced Friends by arrangement)
Stress Reduction Event Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Pain Management
Yoga Event Yoga Event
Tai-Chi Event Tai-Chi Event