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.
Apr 09 – 30, Green Tara, with Dhiraka
Over the next four weeks at Sangha night, in the lead up to the Scottish Sangha Weekend next month, we will be exploring this year’s theme – Green Tara.
Through discussion, ritual and devotion and meditation we’ll explore our feeling for and understanding of Tara and Compassion.
What is compassion? How do we ‘cultivate’ compassion? How can Tara help?
It’s hopefully going to be challenging to the mind and the heart- but we need to do both to get beyond the things that limit and prevent compassion from arising.
09: Karuna bhavana, followed by a discussion on ‘What is Compassion?’
16: Who is Green Tara? Mantra, Puja and visualization practice.
23: Who is Green Tara? Visualization practice followed by stories featuring Tara.
30: How do we cultivate compassion? Pure Awareness practice followed by discussion on the practical question of how we become more compassionate.
May 07, ‘Interconnectedness’, with Ele & Dhiraka
We’ll be exploring interconnectedness through meditation and mantra
May 14, with Vidyakara
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.