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.
|5 August||Mindfulness of Breathing||Introduction: Life of the Buddha|
|12 August||Mettā Bhāvanā||Introduction: The Three Jewels|
|19 August||Mindfulness of Breathing||Ethics: The Preciousness of Life|
|26 August||Mettā Bhāvanā||Ethics: Generosity|
|2 September||Mindfulness of Breathing||Ethics: Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment|
|9 September||Mettā Bhāvanā||Ethics: Wholesome Speech|
|16 September||Mindfulness of Breathing||Ethics: Mindfulness and Life Without Intoxication|
|23 September||Mettā Bhāvanā||Meditation: System of Practice|
|30 September||Mindfulness of Breathing||Meditation: Hindrances and Antidotes|
|7 October||Mettā Bhāvanā||Meditation: Access Concentration and Dhyāna|
|14 October||Mindfulness of Breathing||Wisdom: Conditionality and The Five Niyāmas|
|21 October||Mettā Bhāvanā||Wisdom: Karma & Rebirth|
|28 October||Mindfulness of Breathing||Wisdom: The Three Lakṣaṇas|
|4 November||Mettā Bhāvanā||Wisdom: The Four Noble Truths|
|11 November||Mindfulness of Breathing||Ritual and Devotion|
|18 November||Mettā Bhāvanā||Short Talks from Team Members|
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive for class?
As we are observing a number of covid precautions it is recommended that you arrive at the Centre 5-10 minutes before the class is due to start.
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.