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 dicussion, or other practices including pūjā.

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


Female Inspiration in the Spiritual Life — Led by Sthiranāga
Date Subject Speaker
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)
14th December Locana Sujayini
21st December Guest Speaker Mamaki Carumani (from the Ipswich Buddhist Centre)
A Miscellany Of Dharma Delights — Led by Sīlanātha
Date Subject
28th December An Evening With Sangharakshita — Part 1
4th January Full Moon Pūjā
11th January Inspirations
18th January An Evening With Sangharakshita — Part 2
25th January Free Form Dharma Discussion
1st February Full Moon Pūjā
Meeting the Buddha — Led by Dhammakumāra

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.

Date Subject
8th February Part One: Birth
15th February Part Two: Enlightenment
22nd February Part Three: Parinirvāṇa
1st March Great Full Moon Pūjā

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 Dharma Morning.

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.

If you can't make our Wednesday Newcomers Night, the Saturday Dharma Morning class is a more suitable alternative.

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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