Exploring Buddhist Teachings on a lively evening of talks, discussion, meditation and ritual. Open to everyone practising regularly at any Triratna Centre (familiarity with mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana as taught in Triratna is assumed)
Sangha night provides inspiration, guidance and support by bringing consciousness to the connections between our inner and outer lives.
The evening programme starts promptly at 7.30pm – arrive from 7:00pm
no need to book
You can listen again to talks, or catch ones you missed here
Sangha Night starts again 8 Jan with our new series for the year:
Awakening the heart in a suffering world
The heart is said to be the meeting point between our inner and outer worlds. This year Sangha night will be consciously travelling into this often veiled territory of the heart where our worlds meet.
Sangharakshita stressed the centrality of Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha,) as the basis for a well led human life. For this reason our year of Awakening the Heart is focusing on the three refuges. We will be seeking inspiration and guidance from the exemplary Jewel of the Buddha’s life, to engage and enliven the heart. We will be exploring the Dharma Jewel that frees and resources a responsive heart, and the Sangha Jewel that establishes supportive and inspiring ground from which we can step deeper into our own life; our own heart, and from there meet the suffering world.
This Spring the exemplary life of the Buddha will be opening out the resonances between awareness, imagination, the heart and empathic connection.
8 Jan: What might you need from this class? with Suryadaya
15 Jan: Introduction to the new theme with Bhadra
22 Jan: Establishing the heart connection with Bhadra
29 Jan: 20 tools to avoid overwhelm with Taranita
5 Feb: 20 tools to avoid overwhelm part 2 with Taranita
The Buddha Jewel:
12 Feb: Meeting the Buddha through imagination with Satyalila
19 Feb: Full moon puja with Karunavapi
26 Feb: Relying on the Four Noble Truths with Naravira
5th March: Reflections on A case of dysentery with Bhadra
12th March: Reflections on Pingiya’s praises with Karunavapi
19th March: Mitra ceremonies
26th March: Reflections on Kisa Gotami with tbc
2nd April: Buddhas from the Sutra of Golden light with tbc
9th April: Buddhas from the Sutra of Golden light with tbc
16th April: Reflections on The Burning House with tbc
23rd April: Reflections on The Raincloud with Satyalila
No class 30th April: Rains Retreat (26th April – 2nd May)for Order Members & mitras