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Buddhism and the BIG Questions, Jan-June 2011, Birmingham

A series of free courses and retreats exploring how to respond creatively to the challenges of the modern world: the environmental crisis, inequality, global capitalism

Courses

Courses include meditation instruction and an opportunity to discuss the usefulness of various Buddhist teachings. No interest in Buddhism required, only a heartfelt desire to be part of the solution rather than the problem, and to live well and benefit our planet.

Birmingham Buddhist Centre
11 Park Road
Birmingham B13 8AB
0121 449 5279

Like all events at Birmingham Buddhist Centre, these courses have no charge but donations are welcome.

Buddhism and the BIG Questions: ourselves and our world
Three Tuesday evenings, 19.15-21.45, 11-25th Jan 2011

A three-week exploration of life: how to tread lightly and joyfully; how to make a difference; how to be part of the solution to the environmental crisis and the inequalities in our human race.

Buddhism and the BIG Questions: abundance with love
Three Tuesday evenings, 19.15-21.45, 1-15th Feb 2011

A three-week course exploring the opportunities and dangers of, and practical alternatives to, globalised capitalism. How do we prosper in our lives? How can we enjoy abundance and wealth without undermining the basic needs of others?

Retreats

Suitable for those with no experience of meditation or Buddhism as well as experienced practitioners.

Buddhism and the BIG Questions: day retreat
15th January 2011, 10.00-16.00

How can we make a difference to our lives and our world? A practical day of inspiration and tools for transformation. A day retreat with Maitrisara and Saraha. Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share.

Buddhism and the BIG Questions: weekend retreat
24-26th June 2011, Billberry Hill Centre, Birmingham B45 8RT

How can we be strong, powerful and effective? How can we be deeply engaged with the difficulties of our lives and our planet without being unkind to ourselves or others? How can we live the life that we long for, the life that we deserve? How can we respond to challenges and disasters with love and positivity, without feeling despair? Donations of around £50-80 to cover our costs would be welcome.


 

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