Sangha night is Edinburgh Buddhist Centre’s weekly study night for regulars. It is held on Tuesday evening from 7.30-9.30pm at the Healthy Life Centre, 35-37 Bread Street.
Sangha night is a chance to deepen your practice and explore Buddhism and meditation through a programme of meditation, ritual and study.
Sangha nights are a combination of both stand alone evenings and themed blocks. Each block will be for 3 or 4 weeks and run by a team of people. We would like to encourage people to come for the whole block to get the most out of it but if you can’t make all of them feel free to just drop in during these times.
Sangha night classes are run on a donation basis.
Mar 12th – Puja, with Maitrivira
Mar 19 –The Greater Mandala of Aesthetic Appreciation
Sasanaratna will lead a discussion based on “The Greater Mandala,” a chapter from one of Sangharakshita’s books, in which he approaches spiritual wisdom in terms of appreciating beauty in ordinary things.
Mar 26 – with Sraddhadharini
Apr 02 – The Jatakas
‘The Tigress’, ‘King Makhadeva’s grey hairs’ & other Jataka tales will be shared by Ben, guest speaker from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre, in the medium of poetry & an original song. Engaging the imagination with Ancient Indian Buddhist Stories still relevant to us today for their Dharmic wisdom. Including meditation.
Apr 09 – 30, with Dhiraka
May 07, with Maitrivira
May 14, tbc
May 21 Wesak, with Sasanaratna
May 28, with Dhiraka
June 04, with Sraddhadharini
Is sangha night right for you?
Sangha night is open to everyone who has some experience of meditating and preferably is familiar with some basic Buddhist teachings such as the Four Noble Truths.
If you have attended our introduction to meditation and Buddhism course or been on a week-long retreat at one of the Triratna Buddhist Retreat Centres, such as Dhanakosa in Perthshire, you are very welcome to come along to Sangha night.