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

Fundamentals of Buddhist Practice

Date Subject
5 November The Path of Small Steps
12 November Introduction to Buddhist ethics
19 November The First Precept
26 November The Second Precept
3 December The Third Precept
10 December The Fourth Precept
17 December The Fifth Precept
24 December Puja
31 December The Purpose and Practice of Meditation
7 January Effort, Concentration and Mindfulness
14 January Energy Workshop
21 January Working With The Hindrances
28 January Higher States of Consciousness
4 February Puja
11 February Conditionality
18 February The Four Noble Truths
25 February Karma & Rebirth
4 March The Way things Are
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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 - currently our arrangements are that you do not need to book, you may simply 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)

The Team

Akashahrdaya
Akashahrdaya
Eddie
Eddie
Kamaladaya
Kamaladaya
Karunanātha
Karunanātha
Prasadavajri
Prasadavajri

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.