Practice Night Class

Practice Night Class


Starting on Thursday 4th July our new series throughout the summer will encourage us to engage in the beauty of ritual. The focus of this joyful exploration will be the sevenfold puja, which poetically opens us up to the whole myth of the spiritual life.

Each week we will explore together the successive stages of the sevenfold puja with brief talks, discussion and an opportunity to share our own experience. Then, as a Sangha we will move into the delight of collective practice with meditation followed by a sevenfold puja.

If you love ritual and puja this series is for you, however if the ritual aspect of practice is not something you have fully engaged in before then this series will aim to gently open you up to the amazing possibilities of this area of practice.

As usual with our Practice Night class, experience of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana practices is required, however no experience of puja is needed.

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Programme

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4 July 2024 — 29 August: Engaging in the Beauty of Ritual — A summer series exploring the joy of puja

Join us as we explore together the successive stages of the sevenfold puja with brief talks, discussion and an opportunity to share our own experience. Then, as a Sangha we will move into the delight of collective practice with meditation followed by a sevenfold puja.

Date Subject
4 July 2024 Series Introduction
11 July 2024 Worship
18 July Welcoming Nāgaśūra
25 July Salutation
1 August Going for Refuge
8 August Confession
15 August Rejoicing
22 August Entreaty
29 August Transference of Merit
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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
Nick
Nick
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga

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