Online Clacton Saṅgha Night
At the start of the evening the class will divide into two with one group undertaking the 6 week newcomers class and the other meeting for the usual Sangha evening of meditation, talks and Dharma discussion.
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 comfort break, we will explore an aspect of Buddhism with a talk from one of our ordained members from the Colchester Buddhist Centre.
Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. Make an online donation here
How To Join
These sessions use an application called Zoom. To enable you to access this please set up a Zoom account if you don't already have one - https://zoom.us/signup
Meeting ID: 677 252 011
Use a PC or Mac
Use a Mobile or Tablet
Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.
A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.
Ethics, Meditation & Wisdom
The evening takes place in two halves. In the first half, we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. After a short comfort break, we will introduce an aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.
We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.
We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. This will be via a talk from one of the ordained Buddhists from the Colchester Buddhist Centre.
We have a set series of 17 topics that we cycle through, covering Buddhist ethics, meditation theory and Buddhist wisdom. Every night will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge for any evening and you can start coming at any point in the cycle.
|Date||Ethics, Meditation & Wisdom|
|19 March||Ethics: Mindfulness & Life Without Intoxicants|
|26 March||No Class|
|2 April||Meditation: The System Of Practice|
|9 April||Full Moon Puja|
|16 April||Meditation: Hindrances & Antodotes|
|23 April||Meditation: Access Concentration And Dhyana|
|30 April||Wisdom: Conditionality and The Five Niyamas|
|7 May||Full Moon Puja|
|14 May||Wisdom: Karma & rebirth|
|21 May||Wisdom: The Three Laksanas|
|28 May||Wisdom: The Four Noble Truths|
|4 June||Full Moon Puja|
|11 June||Ritual And Devotion|
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I login to the session?
The leader of the class will join just before 7pm. Until this time if you try to login you may be asked to wait until they arrive. It is good to be ready for the session before you login, so make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need to hand.
What if I am late and can't join until the session has started?
When you join the session your microphone will automatically be muted although your camera will be visible, so provided that you are already sitting and still you should not disturb the class.
What should I wear?
There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.
Do I need to book?
No - just login before 7pm!
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?
We don't charge for our classes, and the team are not paid for their time. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
See the link on our web site to enable you to make a donation.
Can I still attend if I am under 18?
All are welcome at our classes however if you are under the age of 18 please contact us in advance of joining the session (firstname.lastname@example.org)