Practice Night Class

Practice Night Class

The evening is usually structured in two halves. In one half there is a meditation practice, in the other half we will introduce an aspect of Buddhism with a talk from one of the team members. 

Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated.

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Programme

The Spiral Path

One of Sangharakshita's distinctive emphasis is the image of the Spiral Path. A path that starts from our current experience and
describes the stages of the unfolding of conditionality right through to Buddhahood. These stages include Faith, Joy, Rapture, Calm and Bliss, and lead us to Seeing things as they really are, and from there to Freedom and knowing we are free.

We will be exploring these themes through lead meditations, workshops, discussion, talks and puja.

The series is suitable for all those who are familiar with the Wednesday night themes, and regulars who wish to deepen their experience and understanding of Buddhist meditation and practice.
You are welcome to join the series at any time.

Led by the Thursday team.

Date Subject
19 January 2023 Introduction to the Spiral Path - Dukkha
26 January 2023 Faith
2 February 2023 Full moon Puja
9 February Joy
16 February Rapture
23 February Calm
2 March Bliss
9 March Full moon Puja
16 March Concentration
23 March Knowledge and vision of things as they really are
30 March Withdrawal
6 April Full moon Puja
13 April Dispassion
20 April Freedom
27 April Knowledge of the destruction of the asravas
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 arrive at the Buddhist centre in time to begin promptly at 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.

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

Akashahrdaya
Akashahrdaya
Atulyamati
Atulyamati
Eddie
Eddie
Harsharatna
Harsharatna
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita

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