Sangha Mornings (at the Buddhist Centre)

Sangha Mornings (at the Buddhist Centre)

This is an in-person weekly class at the Colchester Buddhist Centre.

Building on the success of our Dharma Mornings this class seeks to offer 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. These can be made via contactless payment at the Centre or you may wish to make an online donation here

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

The Sangha Jewel — A comprehensive series exploring 'The Sangha Jewel'

A thorough exploration of the Sangha led by the Sangha Morning team. Including; Sangha as a means to an end, Sangha as the Goal, The Ideal Sangha, The Arya Sangha, Personal Talks and The Sangha Vandana

Date Subject
24 July Week 1: The Sangha - as a means to an end - the Meghiya Sutta
31 July Week 2: The Sangha - as the goal - Spiritual Friendship (Vertical & horizontal)
7 August Week 3: The Ideal Sangha - The Aniruddhas
14 August Week 4: The Arya Sangha
21 August Week 5: The Buddhas friendship with Ananda
28 August Week 6: The Individual and the Group
4 September Week 7: The Third Order of Consciousness
11 September Week 8: 'My Experience of Sangha' - 2 short talks
18 September Week 9: The Sangha Vandana (a talk based on the Triratna Vandana on the Sangha Jewel)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

As we are observing a number of covid precautions it is recommended that you arrive at the Centre 5-10 minutes before the class is due to start.

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

Akasahrdaya
Akasahrdaya
Amalaketu
Amalaketu
Eddie
Eddie
Harsharatna
Harsharatna
Kamaladaya
Kamaladaya
Karunanātha
Karunanātha
Prasadavajri
Prasadavajri
Saddhavasita
Saddhavasita
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga

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.