Work That Reconnects weekend

 Sat 21st Oct 2023  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Being Fully Human In This World
(With some help from Avalokiteshvara)

This ‘Work that Reconnects’ weekend will be in the form of a cycle of experiences and contexts going from  Gratitude to Honouring our Pain to seeing with New Eyes and Going Forth. This cycle of work is a powerful way of exploring and radically changing our connection with ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. This can help us find the energy to engage in activity ‘for the benefit of all beings’, as the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara did.

Drawing on the teachings of the Dharma, ‘Work that Reconnects’ comprises tools and practices which offer insights into how we can work together to support a shifting in our hearts and mind, our lives and our society that is life-sustaining. Expect meditation, discussion, reflection, and group exercises!

Join us on this adventure!
Limited spaces available so please book below.
It is important you attend both days and please bring a packed lunch.
Lead by Khemasuri, Lilamati and team.

Open to everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course.

Fully booked? Email the office to be added to a waiting list.


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I first became interested in Buddhism as a teenager from a chance encounter with a book found in my school library. I was immediately struck by how Buddhism taught that I could change how I experience the world and that I could grow as a person. However, it wasn’t until many years later at the Sheffield Buddhist centre, that I began to commit myself fully to Buddhist practice as I saw that practicing Buddhist teachings was having a very positive impact on my life and on the lives of others.

I was delighted to join the Still Learning Team in November 2018. My previous work has been as a teacher and as an artist and I feel privileged to be able to bring those skills together with my passion for Buddhism in order to teach children and young people about Buddhism.


I first came into contact with Buddhism in my final year of university when I attended an introductory course at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. I was instantly captivated by the revolutionary yet practical nature of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).

I began to meditate and apply Buddhism into my daily life and found that it actually worked! I had started to view the world differently and in a way that made me happier. I gained great confidence by this and became a committed Buddhist practitioner soon afterwards.

I enjoy sharing with others what I have learnt and how Buddhism has transformed me so I was delighted to join the Still Learning team in October 2013.

Buddhist Artefacts

Suitable for all Key Stages A fun activity for all ages. Explore a range of traditional Buddhist artefacts. Can you guess what they might be used for? Pupils and teachers love the hands-on approach of this game.

Ethics and Kamra

We have a range of exercises and activities, depending on ages and ability levels, exploring Buddhist ethics and their implications for how we might live as Buddhists.  

The Life of the Buddha

How did the Buddha become the Buddha? Who was he before? What is enlightenment?

An understanding of the Buddha’s life story is an indispensable introduction to the religion. We draw out the key aspects using a beautiful painting that depicts the different events from the story.

The Three Jewels

We often theme our tours and visits around the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dhamra and the Sangha. Find out why the Three Jewels are common and central to all schools of Buddhism.

Stilling Activity

Very popular with both students and teachers, this exercise will give you a taste of what it’s like to meditate.