Local Events Bath

The Steep Sessions 1 : Tea & Health
6pm - 7:30pm

In the first Steep Session of 2018 we will explore the theme of Tea & Health.  
We are frequently asked about the Health benefits of tea and for many people this question is aimed at the properties of the plant itself.  What is often not taken into consideration is how valuable the process of drinking tea is to health. By this we mean mental health. The ceremony of taking tea, whether as simple as putting a teabag in a mug or as complex as a full Gongfu ceremony is a pause from life. 
Tea & Health will explore tea from both perspectives.  Starting with an introduction to the properties of tea we will then invite Camille from 'How to live well' [bio below] to guide us through a tea meditation.  The evening will end around a communal table with tea & a warming vegetarian curry.  A chance to connect.  
January Guest : Camille Gibson : “I discovered meditation in my late twenties, when I was going through a particular difficult period in my life. My marriage had just fallen apart, and I was thrown into the challenges of single parenting two young children. Desperately seeking some kind of solace from the misery I was feeling, I turned up at my local Buddhist group for a meditation class. From that first evening I was hooked. In those early years my meditation practice was steeped in Zen tradition- black robes and sitting for hours in complete stillness. My life was an interesting mix of devoted Buddhist practice and full on crazy single parenting. I would move between week long silent retreats to a daily life where there was barely a moment to myself. It meant rising early every morning to meditate, and some days the only moment of stillness I could find was behind a locked bathroom door.  But it was worth it. Those moments of stillness brought me to a deep understanding of myself, and with that came healing and a renewed love of life.  I’ve been meditating for more than fifteen years now, and although I’ve moved away from my strict Zen training, my practice remains strong.   
What is great about mindfulness practice is that it can be incorporated into any daily activity, immediately making it a restful and restorative experience.  Tea drinking is a perfect example. By slowing down and using our senses to fully connect to the experience of making and drinking tea, it is transformed into an enriching and enlightening ritual- a meditation of sorts. 
Come Dine With Me.... (25% Off Food Bill) & Give The Oven A Night Off
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Join me for my FINAL mid-week dining event..... to enjoy Spanish cuisine at La Perla Tapas Bar & Restaurant, chic Spanish tapas, dining on rows of tables inside an ambient mood-lit vaulted cellar.

I have had to pay a £5 deposit for each person to reserve the table, so I will collect this from you before we dine, that way its easier to sort out the bill at the end of the evening... and talking of the bill... tonight we get 25% off the food bill, but sorry... not the drinks bill :-( Meet-up at 5.45 - 6.00pm at the Huntsman at 1 Terrace Walk, North Parade, Bath BA1 1LY for pre-dinner drinks and conversation, before we continue with the conversation between mouthfuls of Spanish tapas at La Perla at 6.30pm.

See you on the 27th..... :-)
Discover Buddhism
Sakya Buddhism & Meditation Bath
8pm - 11pm

This week's talk - Introduction to Buddhism: Dharma

The Sakya Buddhist group in Bath offers weekly meditation sessions together with a 10-week cycle of introductory talks about Buddhism. Tonight's talk will be the second one in the series (that will be repeated after the tenth week) and will look at what is the Dharma or the teachings of the Buddha.

The sessions comprise an explanation of and time for calm-abiding meditation, followed by the talk, a short contemplation and time for questions, discussion and refreshments at the end.

These evenings are open to all, no need for experience and ideal for anyone interested or wanting to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path. Each session will also work as a one-off if you just want to drop in occasionally.

Tuesdays 8 pm to 9pm, please arrive early for a prompt start. £4/2concs.
All welcome!

For more information about our group, our centre, our teachers and our tradition please visit www.sakyabristol.org

We look forward to meeting you!

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Accessibility: Disabled access is available to the main display floor and a fully accessible toilet is available. No museum parking available (nearest is Morford st), disabled parking is available but please phone the museum to reserve a space in the staff car park. Call[masked] for details, or message the group.