Oxford Shambhala Meditation Group

Meditation and Buddhism in Oxford 

 

The Shambhala Oxford Buddhist Meditation Group offers weekly instruction and ongoing guidance in the practice of sitting meditation in a group format. We act as a link to other centres and retreat facilities offering further in-depth opportunities for practice and study allowing people to further explore the path of meditation and how it relates to their life.

 

Thursdays between 7:45pm and 9:45pm at West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0BT.

Contact:  Victoria Wright 

Tel: 07722 328 307        email: shambhalaoxford@gmail.com

Please note there is a suggested donation of £5 to help cover rent and costs.

 

Forthcoming Events

 

21st Century Warrior Series

A series of four week programmes exploring what it means to be a warrior in the 21st Century.

 

Being a Warrior  3rd October – 24th October 2019

With Victoria Wright and Greg Webster

What does it mean to be a warrior in today’s society? Many traditions have a concept of  human bravery that stems from a place of innate wisdom – from King Arthur to the Shaolin monks and Samurai of Asia. The key to warriorship is not being afraid of who you are – this is the ultimate in bravery. In these sessions we will explore the relationship between bravery and our innate wisdom, how we can connect with that wisdom, what we can do to bring wisdom into everyday life and how we can bravely face life’s challenges. Each session will include meditation, a short talk, and lots of opportunity for interactive discussion.

More information and registration here 

 

Bringing Compassion into Our World   21st November – 12th December 2019 

With Victoria Wright and Greg Webster

21st November – 12th December 2019

Compassion often seems in short supply in today’s society, yet it is possible to not only find instances of compassion, but to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. But what do we mean by compassion and how is this different from sympathy? In these sessions, by referencing core Buddhist teachings, we will examine how to cultivate compassion starting with ourselves. We will develop an understanding of what constitutes being compassionate and how this might manifest in the world. Each session will include meditation, a short talk, and lots of opportunity for interactive discussion.

Registration will open in October 

 

Making Enlightened Society Possible   13th February – 5th March 2019  

With Greg Webster and Victoria Wright

For many of us, meditation practice can seem disconnected from the need to address the many burning issues that confront our world. Shambhala Buddhism has roots in the mythical Kingdom of Shambhala and the Tibetan concept of Warriorship, and this concept has existed in many different traditions the world over, from the Bushido of Japanese Samurai to the wisdom traditions of the American First Nations. In these sessions we will explore how such traditions can inform and empower us to contribute positively to our society, starting at home, in our workplace, and in our wider community. Each session will include meditation, a short talk, and lots of opportunity for interactive discussion.

Registration will open in November 

 

Introduction to Meditation

We continue to offer an introduction to meditation at all our ongoing weekly sessions.