Brighton Buddhist Centre Open Day 2018

Brighton Buddhist Centre Open Day 2018

We're opening the doors of the Brighton Buddhist Centre! If you've ever wondered what goes on here, come along to one of our taster sessions which will give you a flavour of some of the things we have to offer... 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. Hear original compositions and traditional Scottish tunes, together in a fusion of sounds influenced by Jazz and grounded in classical virtuosity... 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical, candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful, soulful harmonies. We will chant a mantra in a beautiful sacred space and light candles as a symbol of our highest aspirations... 

Open Day at the Brighton Buddhist Centre

Open Day at the Brighton Buddhist Centre

We're opening the doors of Brighton Buddhist Centre! If you've ever wondered what goes on, come along and have a look around. We will be running meditation and Buddhism taster sessions... 

Buddhism and Meditation: An Introduction

Buddhism and Meditation: An Introduction

The Buddha's birthday and enlightenment are celebrated throughout the world on this full moon day in May. Come along and find out about Buddhism, and practice some meditation. The sessions will be led by some of our experienced teachers... 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. An Dhá means 'The Two' in Gaelic; two musicians, a violin and a cello, on a journey exploring life and music together... 

Words on a Mirror: Mindfulness and Writing

Words on a Mirror: Mindfulness and Writing

"The very act of... getting (words) out of the beehive of the head and onto the... paper... is a form of clarification" (Pico Iyer). In this playful workshop, we’ll first look at mindfulness, then explore it through creative writing... 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical candlelit evening of uplifting, meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with beautiful soulful harmonies. “I was totally immersed in a very blissful state and could have gone on all night!” NB: this event is participatory. 

A Cottage on Dartmoor with Live Score

A Cottage on Dartmoor with Live Score

This tense and atmospheric silent feature was directed by Anthony Asquith in 1929. Beautifully restored, the film will be presented with a live score, composed and performed by acclaimed pianist, Joss Peach... 

Soulful Singing

Soulful Singing

African, sacred, uplifting and fun group-harmony singing for all, with the unique and inspiring Mahasukha touch. A joyful, tribal and meditative experience, guaranteed to put a smile on your face, uplift your soul and get you dancing! Beautiful harmonies, beautifully simple, simply magic! 

Parzival

Parzival

Parzival dreams of becoming a Knight, but is set for a greater destiny. After many adventures he finds his way to the Grail castle and fulfills his spiritual quest. A poignant telling of the myth with harp and puppetry... 

Joss Peach's 'Full Circle' play Jarrett

Joss Peach's 'Full Circle' play Jarrett

Melodic, dynamic jazz trio playing creative adaptations of the music of Keith Jarrett. Led by award winning pianist, with Terry Pack-double bass, Jim Whyte-drums. "Beautiful heartfelt playing; exciting, transporting, entertaining and above all, highly musical... 

Beauty of Mantra

Beauty of Mantra

A magical candlelit evening of uplifting meditative and devotional Buddhist mantra with soulful harmonies bringing inner stillness, peace and joy. We will chant the mantra in a beautiful sacred space and light candles as a symbol of our highest aspirations... 

Two Talks Exploring Mindfulness in a Buddhist Context

Two Talks Exploring Mindfulness in a Buddhist Context

On 16th May, Sahajatara explores how "being here, now" opens us to nature's beauty and our duty to protect it. On 23rd May, Karunavira. Secular uses of Mindfulness: an emerging new expression of the Buddha's core teaching for our troubled times or a pale reflection of a priceless jewel? 

Words on a Mirror: Mindfulness and Writing

Words on a Mirror: Mindfulness and Writing

The Novelist Pico Iyer wrote: “The very act of...getting (words) out of the beehive of the head and onto the...paper...is a form of clarification.” In this hands-on workshop we will look at what mindfulness is, practice and cultivate it through doing some creative writing... 

The Handless Maiden told with Puppets

The Handless Maiden told with Puppets

This moving story, inspired by the Grimm’s fairy tale, is told with puppets and live music. 'The Handless Maiden' is the story of a young girl’s betrayal as her familiar home is transformed into a dark forest... 

Words on a Mirror: Mindfulness & Writing

Words on a Mirror: Mindfulness & Writing

The Novelist Pico Iyer wrote: “The very act of ... getting (words) out of the beehive of the head and onto the ... paper ... is a form of clarification.” In this workshop we will first look at what mindfulness is, then practice and cultivate it through doing some creative writing... 

Danceitation: Conscious Clubbing

Danceitation: Conscious Clubbing

Think of meditation and most people think of sitting cross-legged in silence. Not so with 'Danceitation': Mindfulness just got funky! 'Danceitation' is DJ'd dance-meditation: a drug and alcohol-free safe-zone for you to dance your socks off and touch base... 

Soulful Singing

Soulful Singing

African, sacred, uplifting and fun group harmony singing for all with the unique and inspiring Mahasukha touch. A joyful, tribal and meditative experience, guaranteed to put a smile on your face, uplift your soul and get you dancing! Beautiful harmonies, beautifully simple, simply magic! NB 24th May will be a different kind of workshop; a magical evening of meditative Buddhist mantra... 

Soulful Singing

Soulful Singing

African,sacred,uplifting and fun group harmony singing for all,with djembe drumming. Beautiful harmonies,beautifully simple,simply magic! NB 13th May will be a magical,mantra-based evening.