Clacton Saṅgha Night (in person in Clacton-on-Sea)

Clacton Saṅgha Night (in person in Clacton-on-Sea)

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 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

Add To Calendar

Programme

Exploring Buddhist Meditation — A series taking a practical view of Buddhist meditation

During this series we will be looking at Buddhist meditation within the context of Triratna's System of Practice. The series will allow the opportunity to experience different aspects of meditation, as well as some different meditation practices.

There will be opportunities to discuss your own practice and along the way we will be sharing hints and tips to help your meditation. We will also be introducing the place for Buddhist Ritual with a number of full moon pujas.

This is a drop-in series and our aim is for each evening's topic to stand alone, so please come when you can.

Date Subject
31 March What are we trying to do?
7 April The purpose of meditation
14 April Preparing for and concluding meditation
21 April Full Moon Puja
28 April The importance of the body
5 May Enjoyment of awareness
12 May Uncontrived Mindfulness
19 May Opening the heart and hara
26 May Full Moon Puja
2 June Enjoyment, hindrances & dhyana factors
9 June Introducing the Brahma Viharas
16 June Brahama Viharas - Metta (Loving Kindness)
23 June Brahma Viharas - Karuna (Compassion)
30 June Brahma Viharas - Mudita (Empathetic Joy)
7 July Brahma Viharas - Upekkha (Equanimity)
14 July Looking
21 July Relaxing
28 July Just sitting
4 August Beyond the self - fulfilling our potential
11 August Full Moon Puja
18 August Life as meditation and Q&A session
More questions? Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive for class?

Arrive at the Quaker Meeting House in time to begin promptly at 7pm.

What should I wear?

There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.

Do I need to book?

No - currently our arrangements are that you do not need to book, you may simply come along.

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 (contact@colchesterbuddhistcentre.com)

The Team

Kamaladaya
Kamaladaya
Karunanātha
Karunanātha
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita

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.