The BBC's 'Trust me, I'm a doctor' set out to discover whether Tai Chi is as good for you as vigorous exercise. They ran a series of tests on present Michael Mosley as well as two test groups, one of which did zumba and the other Tai Chi.
"As might be expected, our Zumba group were all fitter after 12 weeks. Their blood vessels were more elastic and their blood pressure had dropped. Their blood results improved in line with people undertaking an exercise regime.
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It seems increasingly hard to make sense of our fast changing world.
Meditation gives us tools to change our outlook and Buddhism gives us a perspective to make sense of what we see and feel.
How to Meditate is a practical day workshop introducing us to meditation.
What is Buddhism? gives us a road map to the main teachings of the Buddha.
Both are at weekends, so they are ideal if your life is full enough... Read More
A new course for anyone who would love to love the metta bhavana (loving kindness) meditation.
Over five weeks we’ll be unlearning our unhelpful metta bhavana habits and attitudes, and seeking to approach the practice as if for the first time, and in a way that is relaxed, non-judgemental and grounded.
View the course details HERE.
Join us for an exciting concert that brings together some of the finest classical and jazz musicians in the Triratna Community.
Schubert with Ratnadhya
Manidhara singing some of our founder Sangharakashita’s poems, accompanied by local composer and pianist Akashadeva
Ratnadhya’s gifted musical parodies
Yashodaka’s five piece jazz group 'Change of Sky'.
In aid of the Abhayaratna Trust.
More more information and to book, click HERE.
Saturday 10th November
A mesmerising, ritualistic and meditative journey that invites you to get back into your body.
We are delighted to play host to Lola Maury, a choreographer from France, who will be performing a dance piece at the Buddhist Centre. There will be two performances; one at 3.30pm and one at 5pm, both are followed by an optional led meditation.
View and book for the 3.30pm performance HERE.
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