Laura Bridgman

Laura Bridgman began meditating in her early teens and ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1995. She was resident at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries under the guidance of her teachers Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Succito. Laura left the monastic tradition in 2015 and is now Staff Support Teacher at Gaia House, a retreat center in Devon, England. She has spent extended periods practicing with the Burmese teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya. She teaches multiple Tricycle online courses, including Beyond the Inner Critic and The Dharma of Relationships.
Laura Bridgman and Martine Batchelor

Online Course

The Dharma of Relationships: The Paramis in Action

It's in our relationships that we see the progress we are making on the Buddhist path. They often show us where we are stuck and provide great opportunities for practice. In this online course, we will spend time with each of the paramis—or "perfections"—and find creative ways of combining them to bring joy and wisdom into our relationships.

with Martine Batchelor and Laura Bridgman

Teachers Gavin Milne, Martine Batchelor, and Laura Bridgman

Online Course

Embracing Impermanence and Imperfection

Everything changes. Nothing is perfect. Yet when we turn toward life just as it is, wisdom and compassion arise. This profound online course explores impermanence, imperfection, and conditionality as doorways to an awakened heart.

with Martine Batchelor, Laura Bridgman, and Gavin Milne

Beyond the Inner Critic course teachers Laura Bridgman and Gavin Milne seated in a meditation hall with a Buddha statue

Online Course

Beyond the Inner Critic

The "inner critic" is a pattern of thought and feeling that undermines us and infiltrates our meditation practice. It keeps us striving. It keeps us stuck. This six-part online course will teach you to recognize the inner critic and disarm it through mindful investigation and contemplative exercises. Join Laura Bridgman and Gavin Milne as they show you how to disengage from painful self-judgment and enjoy life beyond the inner critic.

with Laura Bridgman and Gavin Milne

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