Saṅgha Night

Every Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

The evening is usually structured in two halves. In the first half there is a meditation practice, and after a short tea break, we will explore another aspect of Buddhism either with a talk and dicussion, or other practices including pūjā.

From time to time, special events such as mitra ceremonies will be held on Saṅgha Night.

Programme

The 8 Qualities of the Mighty Dharma Ocean A series led by Guṇasāra
Date Subject
21st September A Gradual Deepening of Practice
28th September Integration and Purity
5th October Waves of Controversy
12th October Abandoning the Names of the Mere Rivers of Kith and Kin — Talk from Dhammakumāra on his ordination experience
19th October Nirvāṇa as a Steady State
26th October The Taste of Transcendence
2nd November Pūjā to the Gems of the Dharma
9th November The Mighty Beasts of Insight
Female Inspiration in the Spiritual Life A series led by Sthiranāga with guest speakers
Date Subject Speaker
16th November Introduction to the series Sthiranāga
23rd November Guest Speaker Pandaravasini Vanaraji (from the Mid-Essex Buddhist Centre)
30th November Midnight Star Puja to Green Tara Gunasara
7th December Guest Speaker The Dakini Sinhadakini (from the Norwich Buddhist Centre)
14th December Locana Sujayini
21st December Guest Speaker Mamaki Carumani (from the Ipswich Buddhist Centre)

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.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

If coming on a pūjā night and you have not done it before, please let the class leader know so they can give an introduction.

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

Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.

If you can't make our Wednesday Newcomers Night, the Saturday Dharma Morning class is a more suitable alternative.

How long do I need to have been coming?

The class is best suited for those who have attended an entire series (or most of a series) on Newcomers Night or Dharma Morning.

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.

Learn more about donations