Sangha Nights by Zoom
Tuesday 17 March saw our first ever Sangha Night by Zoom. There were about 29 of us taking part, and we all agreed it was a great way to meet while the Centre’s closed – so we’re carrying on with our weekly Sangha nights in this way.
It’s simple to join – just click the link below. If you don’t already have the Zoom app installed on your computer/tablet/phone it will prompt you to install it. (If you need technical help, please email satyalila@bristol-buddhist-
centre.org and she’ll endeavour to help – or find someone who can!)!).
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 288 931 369
Meeting ID: 288 931 369
You can join us any time from 7.15 pm onwards if you’d like to say ‘hello’ to the other folk there. We’ll start the evening proper at 7.30 and it will run till about 8.45/9.00 pm.
For now, we’re able to host Sangha Night from the Centre, which means we can salute the shrine (and, wi-fi permitting!) ‘be’ in the shrine room. We plan to make audio recordings of Sangha night available.
Sangha Night Programme
Tuesday 24 March – Last week of Level II Meditation Course: ‘The Broad Band of Awareness’
Prajnamati will introduce this important aspect of meditation practice – and one which applies as much off the cushion as on it, in these challenging times. How do we maintain awareness in a way that is relaxed, yet does not spiral out into prapanca (mental proliferation)? Join us to find out!
Tuesday 31 March – to be confirmed
Tuesday 7 April – Triratna Day – Envisioning the Sangha
Bhadra will lead an evening celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Triratna Buddhist Community, exploring our current theme of Vision in relation to the Sangha Jewel
Tuesday 14 April – Celebrating Dr Ambedkar and the Dhamma Revolution
Special Guest Nagabodhi will introduce us to the life and work of Dr Ambedkar, whose vision for social change was interwoven with his conversion to Buddhism, along with thousands of his followers. April 14 is, auspiciously, ‘Ambedkar Jayanti’, the anniversary of his birth in 1891. Nagabodhi was ordained in 1974 and has been at the heart of Triratna activities ever since as a writer, publisher, teacher and preceptor who is active around the world. His work in India goes back many decades and he is the author of ‘Jai Bhim – Despatches from a Peaceful Revolution’, a much loved book about his meeting and living with Ambedkar’s modern followers.
Tuesday 21 April – Actions and Ashoka
Taranita will explore how the actions of an individual in a distant land in the distant past have a huge effect on the Buddhist world today, and what this could mean for how we see our own actions and their consequences.