Sangha Night – Programme

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

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