Events 2017

“I was feeling pretty lost, but the temple gave me a sense of community and something to look forward to. It opened my heart and gave me the tools I needed to develop a more positive outlook and start becoming the person I wanted to be.” Dilys Watson

This page lists our events and retreats, which are all in addition to our regular weekly schedule.

 

March

Sun 12th 11.30am – 1pm Mandala Buds: Buddhist Sunday School. Led by Rev Jnanamati & Lorraine. For children aged 4 – 12 accompanied by an adult, for more information contact jnanamati@gmail.com.

Sat 18th 10.00am – 5.oopm Nembutsu Retreat Day. Attend continuous nembutsu in the morning and/or a retreat session in the afternoon – more information here. (FB event)

Sun 19th 10.00am – 11.00am Buddhist Service: Beginners Welcome. All our regular services are suitable for beginners but these special services are especially so!

Tues 21st 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Led by Rev Satya. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 26th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

April 

Sat 1st 7.30 – 8.30pm Trusting Ourselves: Saturday Night Dharma. Rev Satyavani will talk about when we can trust ourselves, and how the Dharma can help us make sense of when to listen to others. More information here and do invite your friends via the FB event.

Sun 2nd 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Sun 10th 11.30am – 1pm Mandala Buds: Buddhist Sunday School. Led by Rev Jnanamati & Lorraine. For children aged 4 – 12 accompanied by an adult, for more information contact jnanamati@gmail.com.

Tues 4th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 9th 11.30am – 4.00pm Volunteer Day. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole day – more information here.

Tues 18th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 23rd 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

May

Tues 2nd 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Led by Rev Jnanamati. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sat 6th 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sun 7th 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Sun 14th 11.30am – 1pm Mandala Buds: Buddhist Sunday School. Led by Rev Jnanamati & Lorraine. For children aged 4 – 12 accompanied by an adult, for more information contact jnanamati@gmail.com.

Tues 16th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 21st 11.30am – 4.00pm Volunteer Day. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole day – more information here.

Sun 28th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

June

Sat 3rd 10.00am – 5.oopm Nembutsu Retreat Day. Attend continuous nembutsu in the morning and/or a retreat session in the afternoon – more information here.

Sat 3rd 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sun 4th 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Sun 4th 2.00pm – 5.00pm Temple and Garden Open Afternoon. Bring your friends and drink tea in the garden, enjoy the peace of our shrine room or feed the temple bunnies some dandelion leaves. Free entry, any donations for tea & cake to go to Amnesty International as a part of Amnestea. Drop in any time between 2 & 5pm.

Tues 6th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 18th 11.30am – 4.00pm Volunteer Day. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole day – more information here.

Tues 20th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Order Weekend. For Order members only.

Sun 24th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

July

Sat 1st 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sun 2nd 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Tues 4th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Tues 18th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 23rd 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

Sun 30th 11.30am – 4.00pm Volunteer Day. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole day – more information here.

August

Sat 5th 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sun 6th 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Mon 14th Aug – Fri 18th Aug Dwelling in Entrustment Retreat. An opportunity to deepen your refuge at Holland House Retreat Centre near Evesham in Worcestershire. Led by Rev. Kaspalita, Rev. Jnanamati & Rev. Satyavani. More information here. (FB invite)

Sun 27th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

September

Sat 2nd 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sun 3rd 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Tues 5th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sat 16th 10.00am – 5.oopm Nembutsu Retreat Day. Attend continuous nembutsu in the morning and/or a retreat session in the afternoon – more information here.

Sun 17th 11.30am – 4.00pm Volunteer Day. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole day – more information here.

Tues 19th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 24th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

Sat 30th The Big Cake Sale. More information to follow!

October

Sun 1st 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Tues 3rd 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sat 7th 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sat 14th & Sun 15th Order Weekend. For Order members only.

Tues 17th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 22nd 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

November

Sat 4th 7.30 – 8.30pm Saturday Night Dharma. A Dharma talk plus questions and answers – topic to be confirmed. More information here.

Sun 5th 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Tues 7th 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Tues 21st 7.30pm – 8.30pm Dharma Study Group. Drop-in, open to all – more information here.

Sun 25=6th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

December

Sun 3rd 10.00am – 11.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – more information here.

Sun 3rd 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

Sun 3rd 11.30am – 4.00pm Volunteer Day. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole day – more information here.

Thurs 7th – Sun 10th Bodhi Gathering. Our big gathering of the year, open both to international sangha members and those new to Pureland Buddhism. A mixture of retreat days, continuous nembutsu chanting and a chance to get to know each other – details to follow.

 

Keep up to date with events by joining our mailing list (tick ‘local events’ if you’re local) and like our Facebook page.
For more information about any of these events email hello@amidamandala.com, or phone 01684 572 444.

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