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.
4th – 25th, ” The Six Distinctive Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community”, with Suriyavamsa
There are many schools of Buddhism and each have their own distinctive flavour. Through this four week course we will explore some of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s distinctive emphases; it is ecumenical, accepting the whole Buddhist tradition; it is unified with one ordination for all, irrespective of gender, race or lifestyle; the act of going for refuge to the Three Jewels is central; spiritual friendship is important; team based right livelihood and the importance of the arts are emphasised. Led by Suriyavamsa from the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.”
2nd , “The Three Jewels”, with Ele
Sangharakshita describes Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels as the central and definitive act of the Buddhist life. During the evening we’ll be exploring what the Three Jewels of the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha mean to us and how we relate to the idea of going to refuge to them.
16th May – 6th June , Meditation, with Vidyakara
13th, Tbc, with Sasanaratna
20th, Tbc, with Dhiraka