Cambridge Buddhist Centre Relaunch Day
We invite you to our celebration relaunch of the CBC after over a year of being out of the building.
On 23rd March 2020, Cambridge Buddhist Centre's team closed the building for what we thought at the time would be at most a three-month period, a blip in the ordinary life of the building.
Well over a year later, we are preparing to open our doors to a changed world, transformed ourselves, and with a new sense of purpose and energy.
So much has happened, and we've learned a great deal, and we now warmly invite you to join us in relaunching our beloved building and its activities.
On Saturday 24th July 2021, we're planning a rich array of events that will give you a taste of what's to come in the following months at the CBC: suitable for newcomers, regulars, and Mitras and Order Members, the atmosphere will be festive and connecting, enjoyable and life-enhancing. Step out of the Zoom screen and come and join us!
The relaunch will also include our Dharma Day festival, on Sunday 25 July, which will be an opportunity to dive more deeply into collective practice.
10:00-10:05 - Ritual opening of front doors
(Gather in forecourt – subject to weather)
10:10-10:15 - Introduction to the day in foyer
10:20-11:00 - Meditation taster for newcomers*
10:20-11:00 - Meditation for experienced meditators†
11:00-11:20 - Building the mandala†
11:20-11:45 - Tea break
11:45-13:15 - Workshop: What the World Needs Now
(A workshop to explore how Buddhist values can help us respond to the many challenges facing our modern world)
11:45-12:30 - Yoga taster (tbc)
(Appropriate clothing is advised; changing rooms available.)
13:15-14:15 - Lunch break
(Please bring your own vegetarian/vegan lunch)
14:15-15:00 - Talk: Relaunching our Centre†
(Vidyasakhi, our Chair, reviews the Buddhist Centre through the pandemic and looks forward)
14:15-15:00 - Talk and Q&A: What the Mind Needs Now*
(An introductory exploration of what Buddhism has to offer us as individuals in the modern world)
15:00-15:45 - Meditation and Dedication Ceremony†
15:45-16:15 - Tea break
16:15-17:00 - Musical Celebration
17:00 - End
It is possible to come to all or to any part of the day. Some events run in parallel, and the programme is subject to change. Events marked * are especially for those new to meditation/ Buddhism; events marked † are especially for those more experienced, though all events are open to any adults.
Please note that on this occasion only a single parking place will be available, the use of which must be requested in advance by email and will be allocated close to the date and on the basis of need.