Online Sangha Mornings
This is a weekly online session put in place in response to Government guidelines following the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Building on the success of our Dharma Mornings this new online class seeks to offer an opportunity for our Sangha to come together. Suitable for experienced and new Sangha members alike.
In the second half of the class we will introduce an aspect of Buddhist teachings.
Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. Make an online donation here
We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world.
We tend to focus on a particular aspect of Buddhism in a series which lasts several weeks. While you are welcome to start coming at any point, you will get the most out of the class by coming to an entire series.
We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.
Join the full class via Zoom or watch the talk live on YouTube
If you would like to participate in the full class, including the meditation and discussion groups following the talk, please join via Zoom. However if you would simply like to watch a Live Stream of the talk you can do this via our YouTube Channel. The talk normally starts at 11.40am and will be between 25-30 minutes in duration.
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: 747 749 759
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.
The Buddha Jewel — A comprehensive series exploring 'The Buddha Jewel' (which will be followed by series on the Dharma and Sangha jewels)
A thorough exploration of the Buddha including; the life of the Buddha, the Buddha as myth, visualisation of the Buddha, the archetypal Buddhas, personal talks and The Buddha Vandana
|2 January||Week 1: The life of the Buddha (with excerpts from the Pali Canon) pre-Enlightenment I|
|9 January||Week 2: The life of the Buddha (with excerpts from the Pali Canon) pre-Enlightenment II|
|16 January||Week 3: The life of the Buddha (with excerpts from the Pali Canon) post-Enlightenment I|
|23 January||NO CLASS - DUE TO ONLINE SANGHA RETREAT (SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR INFO)|
|30 January||Week 4: The life of the Buddha (with excerpts from the Pali Canon) post-Enlightenment II|
|6 February||Week 5: The Buddha as Myth (Archetypal Symbolism)|
|13 February||Week 6: Buddha Smriti Introduction and Practice|
|20 February||Week 7: The Archetypal Buddhas (An Intro to the 5 Buddha Mandala)|
|27 February||Week 8: The 5 Buddha Mandala - Going Deeper|
|6 March||Week 9: 'My Personal Connection with the Buddha' - 2 short talks|
|13 March||Week 10: The Buddha Vandana (a talk based on the Triratna Vandana on the Buddha Jewel)|
Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I login to the session?
The leader of the class will join just before 10.30am. 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.
How long do I need to have been coming?
The class is best suited for those who have learned both of the meditations we teach by coming on Newcomers Night or an Introductory Course.
Do I need to book?
No - just login just before 10:30am
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.
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)