A class at the Buddhist Centre with led meditations of the two main practices, talks and discussion around a variety of Buddhist topics.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
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.
In the stupa visualisation practice we investigate the six elements from which we were produced at birth and which we give up at death. The stupa symbolises our experience of the world and our response to the world. In the practice we explore the sensations of the elements in the body and contemplate their dissolution at death.
The introduction session will introduce the elemental / Tantric symbolism of the Stupa. So, if you are not familiar with these ideas then please come to the introduction. If you cannot make it to the introduction session, then you could listen to Bhante's talks on 5-element symbolism of the Stupa from the White Lotus Sutra series.
|10 November||Elemental puja (Atulyamati)|
|17 November||Introduction (Harsharatna)|
|24 November||Earth element (Saddhavasita)|
|1 December||Water element (Atulyamati)|
|8 December||Elemental puja (Srikirti)|
|15 December||Fire element (Harsharatna)|
|22 December||Air element (Atulyamati)|
|29 December||Space element (Srikirti)|
|5 January||Elemental puja (Saddhavasita)|
|12 January||Consciousness element (Harsharatna)|
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 arrive at the Buddhist centre in time to begin promptly at 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.
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)