Practice Night Class

Practice Night Class


In this series we will explore how we can progressively deepen our concentration after the Hindrances have subsided, with practical instructions on how to work with 'Sinking and Drifting", working with balanced effort and then starting to notice then cultivate the 5 factors
of Dhyana. From here we can then explore how to work on the threshold between access concentration  and the 1st dhyana, and in the first 2 dhyanas themselves.
 

The series is lead by the Thursday night team, and will include talks,workshops and discussions as well as the full moon pujas.

 

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Programme

Starts this week
7 March — 25 April: Calming the mind — Tips and tricks to work with distractions on and off the cushions

This series we will be exploring how to work with papañca, mental proliferations, which can so often take over our minds. The series will explore what papañca is, introduce techniques that may help us calm the mind in meditation as well as a series of talks of how to work with its causes off the cushions.

There will, as always, be meditation, pujas and an opportunity to discuss our meditation practice.

The series will be run by the Thursday night practice team.

Date
7 March Introduction to the series
14 March Where is the thought?
21 March Worm Moon Puja
28 March The gap between thoughts
4 April Counting thoughts
11 April Using the body
18 April Comparing papañca with calm
25 April Pink Moon Puja
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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

Candraprabhā
Candraprabhā
Harsharatna
Harsharatna
Joel
Joel
Melody
Melody
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga

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