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.
Feb 12 Meditation workshop: Mindfulness of body and mind
In this workshop Sasanaratna will guide us through awareness of the body by approaching it from a number of different perspectives; sensual, spatial, dynamic, volitional and emotional and will conclude with a short practice of the mindfulness of thoughts.
Feb 19 Parinirvana with Sraddhadharani
Parinirvana marks the physical death of the Buddha when he attained nirvana, a release from the cycle of death and rebirth. On this day we celebrate death, impermanence and the last days of the Buddha’s life. This evening will provide an opportunity to remember friends and loved ones who have passed away.
Feb 26 More info to come
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.