Tenzin Peljor visit 14th January

January 2, 2016
We are pleased to announce a return visit to BBG by Tenzin Peljor on Thursday 14th January, 7.30 at Bosham House.
The topic of Tenzin’s talk will be: ‘Finding true happiness, a Buddhist perspective on how our mind is the key’.
We will be inviting donations on the door to cover expenses and to make an offering to Tenzin.
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New Study Group

October 1, 2015
We have a new study group beginning next Thursday (8th October) at Bosham House as usual, 7.30 start
The topic will be the Six Paramitas or Six Perfections, a topic which Ringu Tulku Rinpoche gave teachings on recently, we will be using videos of these teachings as core reference material for the course.  There are also many commentaries online and in various books if you wish to look this up.
The course will be spread over 12 months, on the second Thursday of each month, two months for each Paramita: Giving (or Generosity), Ethics, (morality and discipline), Patience, Joyous Perseverance, Meditation and finally Wisdom.
Check out our website: www.bbgbosham.org

Ringu Tulku at Bosham House

July 10, 2015

It was so good to see so many at Rinpoche’s teaching in Bosham yesterday, the hall was packed out!

Thanks to everyone who came and special thanks to all who helped make this such an occasion.

Rinpoche at Bosham House July 2015

Rinpoche at Bosham House July 2015

Ringu Tulku visit to Bosham Thursday 9th July 7pm

July 4, 2015

Just a final reminder that we are hosting our Lama, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche on Thursday 9th July at 7pm

The talk is entitled Overcoming obstacles to meditation and admission will be by donation

Venue:

The Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, West Sussex

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bosham House 2013

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche at Bosham House 2013

 

 

Thank you Lama Zangmo

April 29, 2015

BBG was very pleased to host Lama Zangmo from Samye Dzong in London a couple of weeks ago at our Thursday meeting, and also delighted to see so many people! We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and the topic The Sixteen Fears and their remedies. We learnt from Lama Zangmo that these appear in the Green Tara practice, and refer to external and internal fears or dangers. Some of the external fears have changed since the time the text was written (not so many lions and poisonous snakes in England these days), but we can find plenty of our own: pollution, cars, war, environmental threats, crime….each one of us can add to this list. But of course the essence of the teaching is about our internal world, since external change can only happen after internal change. The basis of all our negative emotions is fear – a natural part of being human. Lama Zangmo told us that a good way of measuring our progress in mind-training is whether our negative emotions and behaviour are decreasing. No doubt some days we might take a little step forward, others a giant leap backwards…The eight inner fears are represented by external symbols – such as the elephant of ignorance or the snake of jealousy. We were urged to use the symbols as a way of contemplating the impact of our negative feelings, and were given ways to overcome them, such as generosity and humility, which don’t always rush to us in the heat of the moment! Thank you Lama Zangmo for a lovely talk – let’s hope she will come again soon. In the meantime there are plenty of excellent teachings on offer at Samye Dzong – programme here.

Ven Rinchen at Bosham 14th May

April 29, 2015

Rinchen

Hot on the tails of Lama Zangmo’s visit last month, we are pleased to welcome Venerable Rinchen again – Thursday 14th May at Hamblin Hall, Bosham House starting 7.30 prompt.  He will be teaching on Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s pith instructions for the Dzogchen meditation.  Rinchen is based in the Caribbean where he runs Bodhicharya groups for Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

Dzogchen is a Tibetan word that means Great Perfection. On the outer level it refers to a method of meditative practice that enables us to recognize our true nature. Ultimately, great perfection is that very nature: the natural, primordially pure nature of mind. (Lama Surya Das)

BBG AGM Thursday 30th April 7.30

April 21, 2015

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 30th April, 7.30 at Hamblin Hall, Bosham House.

It’s a normal meeting with an opportunity to hear what’s happening and what’s planned for our group, do come along, all are welcome.

Important info about new website address for BBG Bosham

April 12, 2015

You might have noticed that in the last few days our lovely website disappeared. This was due to a misunderstanding about the technical details of transferring a domain name. Hmmm…..a good lesson learnt today!

So the upshot is that we have changed our website address from buddhalight.org to www.bbgbosham.org. Please spread the news about this as we want to cause as little confusion as possible.

While we’re here – a reminder that Lama Zangmo of KSD London will be with is this Thursday 16th April. Very exciting…please see here for details.

Lama Zangmo’s visit to Bosham – Fear Not!!

March 28, 2015

Last Thursday at our usual topic evening we explored some aspects of fear. We began to realise how pervasive and subtle fear can be, and how much it can dominate our thoughts and behaviour. Lucky then that we have Lama Zangmo visiting us in April, as she will be talking about Freedom from the Sixteen Fears, traditionally an element of the Green Tara Practice.

Lama Zangmo will be with us on Thursday 16th April at Bosham House. The meeting will start promptly at 19.30. All welcome. Suggested donation (optional) to cover travel costs etc: £5 – £10.

Lama Zangmo 2

Lama Gelongma Zangmo first became a practising Buddhist when she arrived at Kagyu Samye Ling in 1977 and took refuge with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. She became ordained as a Buddhist nun in the 1980s, and the first person in the UK to be honoured with the title of Lama by Samye Ling in June 2001. Lama Zangmo is currently Abbott at Kagyu Samye Dzong in London.

 

 

Ringu Tulku 2015 visit and further dates for your diary

February 17, 2015

Excellent news about Rinpoche visiting extensively in the UK in July, including a visit to Bosham on Thursday 9th July. Details to be arranged.

http://bodhicharya.org/ringu-tulku/schedule/

Further dates for your diary: 

Thursday 16th April Lama Zangmo, Abbot of the Samye Dzong Centre in London
Bosham House at 7.30pm  Topic – The Sixteen Fears or Dangers

Sunday 7th June Chamtrul Rinpoche
Bosham House 3.00 – 5.00.Topic – The Seven-Branch Practice for Accumulating Merit