Online Sangha Mornings
An opportunity for us to come together as a Sangha during these unprecedented times.
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Led and supported by various Colchester Order Members.
Sunday 29 November 10am – 4pm
Sangha Day, is a special day in our calendar. It is one of the five main festival days we celebrate at Colchester Buddhist Centre, along with Buddha Day, Dharma Day, Parinirvana Day and Padmasambhava Day.
Join Anavajja, Karunanatha and Silanatha for a day of celebrating 'The Spirit of Sangha' and exploring harmony and friendship.
The Day will end with a Sangha Day Puja and Mitra re-affirmations.
It is our tradition for Mitras to reaffirm their commitment to following the Buddhist path each year on Sangha Day. Space will be given for this to happen during the Puja. However, given this is an online event, Mitras wishing to make the traditional offerings of a flower, a candle and incense will need to have their offerings ready for the Puja and make the offerings to their own shrine at home.
|10:00 - 10:30||Introduction and tune in|
|10:30 - 11:15||Dedication ceremony and meditation|
|11:15 - 11:30||Break|
|11:30 - 12:30||Talk and discussion groups|
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Talk and discussion groups|
|15:00 - 16:00||Sangha Day Puja and Mitra re-affirmations|
Everyone is welcome, but the day will be especially suitable for those know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre.
No - just turn up!
Of course! Many people who come for half the day will come just for the morning, leaving at lunch time, or the other way around. But you're welcome to come for whatever parts of the day you can make - just try to turn up at one of the times on the programme so we're not in the middle of an activity.
A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making traditional offerings e.g. candles, incense and flowers.
It is probable that there will be several people who have never done pūjā before so we will be sure to give an introduction.
All of our events are run on a donation basis. There is no set charge, we just ask you to give what you can to support the day.
All our welcome at our newcomers 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 please email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org