Tuesday Sangha Evening (7.30 – 9.30pm)
Open to all who have some experience of meditating focusing on the breath and preferably are familiar with some basic Buddhist teachings such as the Four Noble Truths our Sangha night class is a chance to explore Buddhism and Meditation through a programme of Meditation, ritual and study. The introduction to Meditation and Buddhism course gives a particularly good entry into this class.
Our Sangha night’s are a combination of both stand alone evenings and themed blocks. Each block will be for 3 or 4 weeks where we will explore different themes. These will be run by a team of people who will each lead an evening on the theme. 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.
13th Nov Remembrance Evening for Sangharakshita
On this evening we will have a chance to share our memories, feelings, and reflections in response to the recent death of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community.
20th Nov Sangha Day Celebration
On this evening’s gathering we will be celebrating Sangha Day, one of the major festivals in the Triratna calendar.
27th Nov – 18th Dec Dwelling in the Divine Abodes
Sasanaratna and Jane will be leading a series of workshops exploring the practice and significance of the Four Brahma Viharas, or Four Immeasurables as they are also called: Kindness, Compassion, Empathetic Joy and Equanimity. We will take into account their application in the different phases of Buddhism as well as the various psychological challenges and rewards they can bring to our everyday lives.
Nov 27th Dwelling in the Divine Abodes 1: Metta
Dec 4th Dwelling in the Divine Abodes 2: Karuna
Dec 11th Dwelling in the Divine Abodes 3: Mudata
Dec 18th Dwelling in the Divine Abodes 4: Upekkha
8 – 29, Topic tbc, with Dhiraka
12th, with Sasanaratna
19th, Parinirvana, with Sraddhadharani