Clacton Saṅgha Night
This class is suitable for all levels of experience. 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 discussion.
Exploring the Dhammapada — The Way of Truth
A series looking at specific verses from the The Dhammapada. This text of teachings of the Buddha comes from the Sutta Pitaka. The Dhammapada can be found within the fifth of the collections contained within the Sutta Mitaka known as the Khuddaka-Nikāya or 'Little Collection'. The translation we will be using for this series was completed by the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community and Order, Sangharakshita. A published version of this wonderful text can be found here: https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/dhammapada-the-way-of-truth/
|Date||Exploring the Dhammapada - The Way of Truth|
|12 September||Dhammapada Puja|
|19 September||The Mind (Chapter 1 verses 1-2 and Chapter 3)|
|26 September||Love & Hatred (Chapter 1 verses 3-6)|
|3 October||Living an Ethical Life (Chapter 1 verses 7-14)|
|10 October||Full Moon Puja|
|17 October||Mindfulness (Chapter 2)|
|24 October||The Spiritually Immature and the Spiritually Mature (Chapters 5 & 6)|
|31 October||The Supremely Worthy (Chapter 7)|
|7 November||The Thousands (Chapter 8)|
|14 November||Full Moon Puja|
|21 November||Evil & Punishment (Chapters 9 & 10)|
|28 November||Decay, Self & The World (Chapters 11, 12 & 13)|
|5 December||Happiness, Affections & Anger (Chapters 15, 16 & 17)|
|12 December||Mitra Ceremonies for Roger and Paul|
|19 December||Open Q & A|
|26 December||End of Year Ritual|
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I get there?
We start fairly promptly at 7pm. If you like, come a little early to chat to one of the team.
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
Do I need to book?
No - just turn up!
Do I need to be a Buddhist?
The class is especially suited for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and suitable for everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.
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.
Can I still attend if I am under 18?
All our welcome at our classes however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If this is not possible it will be necessary to bring written permission from a parent of guardian if you are under 18 and would like to attend.
Where to Find Us
The class is held at the Quaker Meeting House, a 5 minute walk from the station. There is free street parking on the road.