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.
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.
|19 January 2023||Introduction to the Spiral Path - Dukkha|
|26 January 2023||Faith|
|2 February 2023||Full moon Puja|
|9 March||Full moon Puja|
|23 March||Knowledge and vision of things as they really are|
|6 April||Full moon Puja|
|27 April||Knowledge of the destruction of the asravas|
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)