Online Practice Night

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 introduce an aspect of Buddhism with a talk from one of the ordained members of the Buddhist Centre.

These are online sessions put in place in response to Government guidelines following the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. Make an online donation here

When it is time to start, the link to join will be: https://zoom.us/j/718245236?pwd=azv3sfrid2dsaexadxfly1dxk0o3dz09

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
 

To join the Zoom Meeting
Click here

Meeting ID: 718 245 236

Password: 187568

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join.

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.

Programme

The Brāhmā Vihāras — led by Atulyamati

A series exploring the Brāhmā Vihāras of Mettā, Muditā, Karunā and Upekkha.

Date The Brāhmā Vihāras
12 March Metta Bhavana / Introduction to Engaged Buddhism
19 March Metta Bhavana / Meditation reviews
26 March Metta Bhavana / Talk1: Simplification in a time of Covid-19 - Srikirti. Talk2: Vegetarianism - Harsharatna
2 April Karuna Bhavana / Heart dialogue
9 April Mudita Bhavana / Puja
16 April Mudita Bhavana / Dharma cafe
23 April Upekkha Bhavana / Guest speaker
30 April Upekkha Bhavana / Meditation inquiry
More questions? Get in touch

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.

Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?

Absolutely. Though of course you'll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

Do I need to book?

No - just login just before 7pm

How long do I need to have been coming?

The class is best suited for those who have attended an entire series (or most of a series) on Newcomers Night or have completed an Introductory Course.

I can't make it to any of the introductory classes, can I come to this class instead?

Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.

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

Atulyamati
Atulyamati
Harsharatna
Harsharatna
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Śrīkīrtī
Śrīkīrtī