Saṅgha Night

The evening is usually structured in two halves. In the first half there is a meditation practice, and after a short tea break, we will explore another aspect of Buddhism either with a talk and discussion, or other practices including pūjā.

From time to time, special events such as mitra ceremonies will be held on Saṅgha Night.

Programme

Practice Series — Led by Atulyamati

Date Meditation Second Half
30th May Tonglen Meditation Reviews
6th June Mettā Bhāvanā Dharma Café
13th June Karuṇā Bhāvanā Dharma Talk
20th June Just Sitting Pūjā
27th June Muditā Bhāvanā Sutta Study
4th July Upekkhā Bhāvanā Meditation Reviews
11th July Tonglen Dharma Café
18th July Just Sitting Pūjā
25th July Tonglen Heart Dialogue
1st August Tonglen Sutta Study
8th August Mettā Bhāvanā Meditation Reviews
15th August Just Sitting Pūjā
22nd August Tonglen Dharma Café
29th August Tonglen Dharma Talk
5th September Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas
12th September Just Sitting Pūjā
19th September Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas
26th September Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas
3rd October Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas Reflection on the Lakṣaṇas
10th October Just Sitting Pūjā
Milarepa — Led by Amalaketu

Date Subject
17th October Week 1
24th October Week 2
31st October Week 3
7th November Week 4
14th November Pūjā
21st November Week 6
28th November Week 7
5th December Week 8
12th December Pūjā
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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.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

If coming on a pūjā night and you have not done it before, please let the class leader know so they can give an introduction.

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.

The suggested amount, based on how many people come and how much it costs to run the centre, is £7, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

We can take donations by card or cash.

Can I still attend if I am under 18?

All our welcome at our classes however anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If this is not possible it will be necessary to bring written permission from a parent of guardian if you are under 18 and would like to attend.

The Team

Amalaketu
Amalaketu
Atulyamati
Atulyamati
Emma
Emma
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha