Dharma Morning

Every Saturday, 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Please note Dharma Morning will not be running on 30th September, 4th November or 18th November. This is due to events happening at the centre which were arranged before we started running the class. We will be back to running every Saturday after this.

The morning takes place in two halves. In the first half, we explore an aspect of Buddhism with talks, workshops and discussion. After a short tea break, there will be a meditation practice.

Programme

The Six Pāramitās

In this series we will be looking at the Six Pāramitās (perfections) of Mahāyāna Buddhism with talks on each Pāramitā interspersed with led meditation practice mornings.

Date Subject Led By
2nd September Introduction Amalaketu
9th September Dāna (generosity) Tom
16th September Śīla (ethics) Amalaketu
23rd September Kṣānti (patience) Amalaketu
30th September No class this week
7th October Vīrya (energy) Sthiranaga
14th October Dhyāna (meditation) Amalaketu
21st October Prajñā (wisdom) Amalaketu
28th October Summary of the series Tom
4th November No class this week
11th November Practice Morning Tom
18th November No class this week

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?

Absolutely. Though of course you'll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

How long do I need to have been coming?

If you know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre, the class will be suitable for you.

I can't make it to any of the introductory classes, can I come to this class instead?

While our introductory classes are the best choice for those new to meditation, you're very welcome to attend this class if you can't make our Wednesday Newcomers Night or Friday Lunchtime Drop-In classes.

If you're not familiar with the meditations we teach, private instruction can be provided.

What time should I get there?

We start fairly promptly at 1pm. If you like, come a little early to chat to one of the team.

How much does the class cost?

All of our classes are run on a donation basis. The suggested amount is £7, but this is not a set charge. We just ask you to give what you can to support the class, and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

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The Team

Amalaketu
Amalaketu
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga
Tom
Tom

Where to Find Us

We're just off St. Botolph's Roundabout, across from the Colchester Town Station, just to the left of Mersea Road. Parking is available in Napier Road Car Park (first right off Mersea Road), a few minutes walk away, for £1.50.

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