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.
What does ‘Faith,’ mean for us as Western Buddhists?
In this evening of meditation and discussion, Sasanaratna will explain how the faculty of ‘sraddha,’ which translates as “faith,” “confidence,” or “trust,” is crucial to Dharma practice. He will also show, however, how its actual significance and application has varied according to different Buddhist schools and will ask as to consider what contemporary Buddhists like ourselves should have faith in and how we might develop that inspiration further.
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.