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.
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.
|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)|
|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|
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.