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

Stupa visualisation

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.

Date Subject
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)
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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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