Practice Night Class (at the Buddhist Centre)

Practice Night Class (at the Buddhist Centre)

The evening is usually structured in two halves. In the first half there is a meditation practice, and after a short comfort break, we will introduce an aspect of Buddhism with a talk from one of the team members.

From 13th Jan 2022 the class will move to in-person at the Buddhist centre for the new 'Tonglen' series - you will not be able to access the class online.

Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. Make an online donation here

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Programme

Tonglen — Exploring the Positive Emotion stage of the System of Practice

A new series on Practice Night with Tonglen, a meditation on giving and taking or exchanging self for other. Simply put, tonglen is the extension of metta into compassion.
In the next six weeks, we'll practise tonglen for our self, for people we already love, for others we are connected with, and ultimately for all beings struggling with life in these difficult times.
The current state of the world may feel overwhelming. With tonglen we can make a difference, add our contribution to alleviating the suffering in the world. Tonglen is not a practice of gloom, but an opportunity to do something positive for the world together.

Date Subject
13 January Full Moon Puja with Introduction to Tonglen
20 January Tonglen
27 January Tonglen
3 February Tonglen
10 February Tonglen
17 February Full Moon Puja
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this class in person or online?

From 13th Jan 2022 the class will be in person at the Buddhist centre for the new 'Tonglen' series. You will not be able to access the class online

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 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.

See the link on our web site to enable you to make a donation.

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
Emma
Emma
Harsharatna
Harsharatna
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga

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