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

Rejoicing in Our Friends — Led by Śrīkīrtī & friends
Date Subject
19th April Rejoicing led by Śrīkīrtī
26th April Full Moon Pūjā
3rd May Rejoicing
10th May Rejoicing
17th May Rejoicing led by Atulyamati
24th May Rejoicing led by Guṇasāra
31st May Full Moon Pūjā
7th June Talk on Spiritual Friendship by Guṇasāra
14th June Talk by Rakish
21st June More on Spiritual Friendship with Guṇasāra
Special Event
28thJune: Mitra Ceremonies

Aleca Ramsey and Caroline Ford are becoming mitras! Becoming a mitra means publicly declaring that you are a Buddhist practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Community. This is a significant occasion both for the new mitras and the whole sangha. There will be an opportunity for rejoicing in merits followed by the mitra ceremonies and then tea, cake, and presents.

Special Event
5thJuly: Welcome Home for Bodhilehi

Bodhilehi has just returned from her Ordination Course at Akashavana. On this special night we will welcome her home and hear about her experience of ordination.

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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