Sangha Day

Sangha Day

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.

 

How To Join

How To Join

These sessions use an application called Zoom. To enable you to access this please set up a Zoom account if you don't already have one - https://zoom.us/signup

To join the Zoom Meeting
Click here

Meeting ID: 830 3985 4735
Passcode: 043972

Programme

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
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I need to have been coming?

Everyone is welcome, but the day will be especially suitable for those know the stages to the two meditations taught at the centre.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up!

I can't make the whole day - can I come for just some of it?

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.

What is pūjā?

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.

How much does the day cost?

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.

Can I still attend if I am under 18?

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: contact@colchesterbuddhistcentre.com

The Team

Anavajjā
Anavajjā
Karunanātha
Karunanātha
Sīlanātha
Sīlanātha
Sthiranāga
Sthiranāga