Sangha Morning

Sangha Morning

This class is an opportunity for our Sangha to come together. Suitable for experienced and new Sangha members alike.

In the second half of the class we will introduce an aspect of Buddhist teachings.

Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. 

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.

Talks

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world.

We tend to focus on a particular aspect of Buddhism in a series which lasts several weeks. While you are welcome to start coming at any point, you will get the most out of the class by coming to an entire series.

Watch past talks on YouTube

If you would simply like to watch past talks you can do this via our YouTube Channel.  Go to 'Playlists' and 'Online Sangha morning'.

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Programme

In progress
27 April 2024 — 6 July: The Path to Awakening

Suitable for all levels of experience

Date Subject
27 April 2024 Mindfulness of Breathing Introduction - The Four Noble Truths
4 May 2024 Mettta Bhavana The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Vision
11 May 2024 Mindfulness of Breathing The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Emotion
18 May 2024 Mettta Bhavana The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Speech
25 May 2024 Mindfulness of Breathing The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Action
1 June 2024 Mettta Bhavana The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Livelihood
8 June 2024 Mindfulness of Breathing The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Effort
15 June 2024 Mettta Bhavana The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Awareness
22 June 2024 Mindfulness of Breathing The Noble Eightfold Path - Right Samadhi
29 June Mettta Bhavana Conclusion
6 July Mindfulness of Breathing Puja
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Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive at the Centre for the class?

Arrive at the Buddhist centre in time to begin promptly at 10:30am.

How long do I need to have been coming?

The class is best suited for those who have learned both of the meditations we teach by coming on Newcomers Night or an Introductory Course.

Do I need to book?

No just come along.

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.

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)

Is there parking available?

As we are in the town centre we do not have onsite parking, the nearest car parks are Britannia (route is via underground subway) and Napier Road.

We are also directly opposite the town train station and serviced by good bus links.

Bikes can be locked to the railings at the back of the building.

The Team

Akashahrdaya
Akashahrdaya
Kamaladaya
Kamaladaya
Melody
Melody
Prasadavajri
Prasadavajri
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha

Where to Find Us

We're just off St. Botolph's Roundabout, across from the Colchester Town Station, just to the left of Mersea Road. Parking is available in Napier Road Car Park (first right off Mersea Road), a few minutes walk away, for £1.50.