Sangha night

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.

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Jan 14 – Practice Evening with Vidyakara
Vidyakara will lead an evening of meditation and discussion on mindfulness in everyday life. There will be a particular emphasis on parenting.

Jan 21  & Jan 28 – Ethics, insight and the Buddha nature with Sasanaratna

While the Dharma is often presented as a path of gradual development, requiring considerable discipline and even renunciation, it can also be conveyed as the realisation of wisdom, compassion and bliss, naturally present within us already.
Sasanaratna will be leading two weeks of study based on an extract from one of B. Alan Wallace’s books in which the author reconciles these two perspectives. We will discuss the practical relevance of the ten precepts and the symbolism of the mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum.

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.