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
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 is 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.
The Buddha Jewel:
26th March: Reflections on Kisa Gotami with Advayamati
2nd April: Buddhas from the Sutra of Golden light with Bhadra
9th April: Reflections on the Burning House with Satyalila
16th April: The Demon Dagger of Awareness – Guilt and Shame with Naravira
23rd April: Reflections on The Raincloud with Satyalila
No class 30th April: Rains Retreat (26th April – 2nd May)for Order Members & mitras
7th May: Reflections on the Rains Retreat with Naravira
14th May: ‘Sesshin’ with Naravira