Online Sangha Mornings

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

Talks

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.

Meditation

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 past talks 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 past talks you can do this via our YouTube Channel. Go to 'Playlists' and 'Online Sangha morning'.

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: 747 749 759

Password: 821168

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 Dharma Jewel — A comprehensive series exploring 'The Dharma Jewel' (which will be followed by series on the Sangha jewel)

A thorough exploration of the Dharma led by the Sangha Morning team. Exploring; The Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path, Conditionality, The Four Mind Turnings, Personal Talks and The Dharma Vandana

Date Subject
20 March Week 1: The Buddha's Teaching - The 4 Noble Truths - (First 3 Noble Truths )
27 March Week 2: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Vision
3 April Week 3: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Emotion
10 April Week 4: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Speech
17 April Week 5: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Action
24 April Week 6: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Livelihood
1 May Week 7: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Effort
8 May Week 8: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Awareness
15 May NO CLASS DUE TO SANGHA RETREAT
22 May Week 9: The Noble 8 Fold Path - Perfect Samadhi
29 May Week 10: Conditionality
5 June Week 11: The Four Mind Turnings (for the next 4 weeks) - An Introduction
12 June Week 12: The Preciousness of Human Life
19 June Week 13: The Insubstantial Nature of Life and Certainty of Death
26 June Week 14: Karma and its Consequences
3 July Week 15: The Defects of Samsara
10 July Week 16: 'My Favourite Piece of Dharma' - 2 short talks
17 July Week 17: The Dharma Vandana (a talk based on the Triratna Vandana on the Dharma Jewel)
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 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 (contact@colchesterbuddhistcentre.com)

The Team

Akasahrdaya
Akasahrdaya
Amalaketu
Amalaketu
Atulyamati
Atulyamati
Bodhilehī
Bodhilehī
Eddie
Eddie
Harsharatna
Harsharatna
Kamaladaya
Kamaladaya
Prasadavajri
Prasadavajri
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga