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
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
Meeting ID: 718 245 236
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.
Spiritual Rebirth — Led by Srikirti
A new Thursday night series exploring various aspects of Spiritual Rebirth within the Triratna System of Practice.
This series, led by Srikirti, will involve opportunities to practice various ways in which we can engage with spiritual rebirth.
There will also be the opportunity to meet briefly every week within a small group to discuss our experiences with an Order Member and to develop depth and friendship.
|16 July||Introduction to Spiritual Rebirth followed by a Buddha Śakyamuni Visualisation|
|23 July||Study of the Buddha Vandana in groups followed by Puja to Śakyamuni|
|30 July||Spiritual Rebirth and the Imagination: An introduction followed by two talks on inspiring objects, then group discussion and Maitreyabandhu’s Spiritual Rebirth Meditation|
|6 August||Buddhanusati and the Faith in Spiritual Rebirth: an Introduction followed by the practice and group discussion|
|13 August||Passion and Beauty in Spiritual Rebirth: An Introduction followed by two talks on figures of devotion and then the mindfulness of breathing|
|20 August||Mantra and Spiritual Rebirth: Metta Bhavana followed by an Introduction to the topic, chanting and group discussion|
|27 August||Loosening the Ego, Going Beyond: Varieties of Rebirth and Practice – an Introduction; group discussions followed by the Stupa Visualisation Practice|
|3 September||Enriching the Mandala: An Introduction followed by a personal talk, group discussion and the Buddhanusati practice|
|10 September||Study of Pingiya’s Praises in groups followed by Puja to Śakyamuni|
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 (email@example.com)