Online Sangha Mornings
An opportunity for us to come together as a Sangha during these unprecedented times.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Led and supported by various Colchester Order Members.
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
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
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.
|7 January||Introduction to the series and Mettā on and off the cushions|
|14 January||Examining focus and breadth and the importance of Mettā|
|21 January||Dealing with difficult experiences in meditation and the ethical foundations of Mettā|
|28 January||Guest talk from Padmavajra and full moon puja|
|4 February||Working in access concentration and working with self Mettā|
|11 February||Balanced Effort and Mettā and friendship|
|18 February||Barriers to Mettā and working with difficult people|
|25 February||The Dhyana Factors and situational Mettā|
|4 March||Mettā as a Brahma Vihara and Full Moon Puja|
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.
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.
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.
No - just login just before 7pm
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.
Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.
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.
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)