Saṅgha Night

Every Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

The evening is usually structured in two halves. In the first half there is a meditation practice, and after a short tea break, we will explore another aspect of Buddhism either with a talk and discussion, or other practices including pūjā.

From time to time, special events such as mitra ceremonies will be held on Saṅgha Night.

Programme

Practice Series — Led by Atulyamati
Date First Half Second Half
12th July Mindfulness of Breathing Just Chanting
19th July Ānāpānasati: First Tetrad Meditation Reviews
Special Event
26th July: Send Off for Dhammakumāra

At the beginning of August Dhammakumāra will be relocating to Sydney to take on the role of Triratna Young Buddhists Coordinator for Australia and New Zealand. This will be special night to wish him well on his journey.

Practice Series — Led by Atulyamati
Date First Half Second Half
2nd August Ānāpānasati: Second Tetrad Sutta study
9th August Ānāpānasati: Third Tetrad Dharma Cafe
Special Event
16th August: Arrival of Karunanatha

Karunanatha will be welcomed back after his long ordination retreat at Gukhaloka, Spain

Practice Series — Led by Atulyamati
23rd August Ānāpānasati: Fourth Tetrad Pūjā
30th August Ānāpānasati Condensed Practice Talk
6th September Mettā Bhāvanā Shrineroom etiqette
13th September Karuṇā Bhāvanā Dharma Cafe
20th September Muditā Bhāvanā Talk
27th September Mettā Bhāvanā Pūjā
4th October Upekkha Bhāvanā Meditation Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?

Absolutely. Though of course you'll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

If coming on a pūjā night and you have not done it before, please let the class leader know so they can give an introduction.

How long do I need to have been coming?

The class is best suited for those who have attended an entire series (or most of a series) on Newcomers Night or have completed an Introductory Course.

I can't make it to any of the introductory classes, can I come to this class instead?

Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.

How much does the class cost?

We don't charge for our classes, and the team are not paid for their time. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

The suggested amount, based on how many people come and how much it costs to run the centre, is £7, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

We can take donations by card or cash.

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