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 dicussion, or other practices including pūjā.
From time to time, special events such as mitra ceremonies will be held on Saṅgha Night.
|16th November||Introduction to the series||Sthiranāga|
|23rd November Guest Speaker||Pandaravasini||Vanaraji (from the Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre)|
|30th November||Midnight Star Puja to Green Tara||Gunasara|
|7th December Guest Speaker||The Dakini||Sinhadakini (from the Norwich Buddhist Centre)|
|21st December Guest Speaker||Mamaki||Carumani (from the Ipswich Buddhist Centre)|
|28th December||An Evening With Sangharakshita — Part 1|
|4th January||Full Moon Pūjā|
|18th January||An Evening With Sangharakshita — Part 2|
|25th January||Free Form Dharma Discussion|
|1st February||Full Moon Pūjā|
In this short series we will be exploring our relationship with the Buddha with led Buddhānusmṛti meditations, hearing the life story of the Buddha, and weekly pūjā.
|8th February||Part One: Birth|
|15th February||Part Two: Enlightenment|
|22nd February||Part Three: Parinirvāṇa|
|1st March||Great Full Moon Pūjā|
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.
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.
The class is best suited for those who have attended an entire series (or most of a series) on Newcomers Night or Dharma Morning.
Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.
If you can't make our Wednesday Newcomers Night, the Saturday Dharma Morning class is a more suitable alternative.
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.