Online Sangha Night – Tuesdays from 7.15pm

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 techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org and we will endeavour to help – or find someone who can!)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/288931369
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.
 
If you’d like to catch up with what’s been happening at Sangha night, check out our Listen Again 2020 page   
for earlier talks, or our YouTube channel for all the latest ones
 
Sangha Night Programme
 
Our theme for Sangha Nights in 2020 is ‘Vision and Transformation’, an exploration of the Buddha’s early teaching on the Noble Eightfold Path.  After beginning the year exploring ‘vision’, in April we move on an exploration of transformation through ‘Action’, through ethical practice, ritual & devotion and activism/altruism.  For an overview of our theme for the year and the term, please see this PDF and this talk.  
 
 
14 July “Ritual; opening the door to interconnection” – Bhadra.
Ritual reveals our life is far more mysterious and interwoven into the world than we may wish to acknowledge. It actively opens the door to blessings and our own potential, so why are so many of us wary of ritual . Let’s have a talk about this. 
21 July: “The Buddha as Activist” Cittapala, our guest speaker from the Frome Sangha
 
28 July: tbc
 
4 Aug: tbc
 
11 Aug: Action and mindfulness –
Our guest speaker, Adhvayamati’s good friend Dhammarati from Adhishtana, has a  passion for the mindfulness of breathing (anapanasati) meditation, so he’s a great speaker to help us on our journey through the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path this year, both in terms of action (our theme for the summer) and mindfulness (part of our theme for the autumn). Dhammarati has been practising within and active in serving the Triratna Buddhist Community for over four decades, including as the Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, the Preceptors’ College and, more recently, co-ordinating the work of Triratna’s International Council.  He’s also an exceptional graphic designer – if you’ve ever loved a Windhorse book cover, it’s likely that he designed it!  
 

If you have problems with Zoom, then please email this address and one of the team will try to help you out techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org

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