Sangha Night | Tuesdays 7:30pm

Sangha Night | Tuesdays 7:30pm

“Be the Revolution”

This coming year the overarching theme that will be opened out through many different approaches is ‘Be the Revolution’. Our intention is to show that transforming our personal vision through engaging with Buddhist wisdom and practice is a potent means of generating individual, social and environmental change from the inside out. We will be offering an exciting number of short courses, events, retreats and festivals drawing out this message. 

Sangha night begins with a six week course to help us look into the mirror of the Wheel of Life. This lays out the territory that we need to know deeply before rushing forward into action. It is an inspiring and challenging image not for the armchair Buddhist. It draws out personal reflection and self-knowledge. It shows us where to start the process of transformation. 

Following on will be courses in ethics in relation to living questions. Meditation courses on the means to build resources of stability and clarity in relation to awareness. A series focusing on the revolutionary act of turning towards beauty. Evenings devoted to seeing deeply into the qualities of the Buddha Mandala that break us free from limited views and so much more. Conversations, social events, communication and celebration.  

So this year, come and transform your mind, your heart, your very being, alongside others. Help build a community through which the path that ends suffering can be rediscovered by seeing deeply into our own deluded minds and our innate wisdom, rediscover our deep interdependence with each other and the natural world. The invitation is to step forward and be willing to wholeheartedly turn up into your life alongside others, and be the revolution so that liberation from suffering can, some day, become a reality for all.

A Meditation Course on Sangha Nights in June & July

We will be continuing our theme for this year – Be the Revolution – by running a meditation course based around the connection between meditation and the body.

Meditation is often talked about as something we do with the mind. But mind in Buddhism is much more than just the thinking mind that we are used to. It includes the whole of our experience.  The deep transformation that can come about through Dharma practice, takes place as much as anything, on the level of the body and energy. 
By working in a meditative way to find awareness in the body we can help to deepen in meditation and to release from our places of mental and emotional holding and contraction – coming back to a place of groundedness, ease and inner peace. 

The course will involve practical teaching – including led meditations, meditation exercises, discussion and pair work – as well as embodied physical and energetic work through practices informed by Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Kung.

Arrive from 7:15 for a 7:30pm start.

All our classes are run on donations which means everyone, regardless of income, can learn about Buddhism and meditation. To keep this revolutionary approach going, please do give what you can!

If you’d like to catch up with what’s been happening at Sangha Night, subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest ones or our Listen Again pages for material from 2020 and before.

Sangha Night is for the community (anyone who has done the intro course, or has been to the introductory classes for a number of months) to get together to talk, meditate, hear the teachings of the Buddha and discuss them.

Find out what’s happening at Sangha Night on our events page. We would love to welcome you.

Upcoming Events

- Tue Aug 30th 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Tue Sep 6th 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Tue Sep 13th 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Tue Sep 20th 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm
- Tue Sep 27th 2022
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Listen again 2022

4 Jan: Be the Revolution

18 Jan: Effort and Effortlessness (part of the Urban Retreat week)

25 Jan: The Heart of the Issue (Wheel of Life Course)

1 Feb: Placing Faith in Conditions (Wheel of Life Course)

8 Feb: The Mirror of Myriad Worlds (Wheel of Life Course)

15 Feb: Slowing the Momentum of Delusion Part 1 (Wheel of Life Course)

15 Feb: Slowing the Momentum of Delusion Part 2 (Wheel of Life Course)

22 Feb: Small Deaths Make a Precious Life (Wheel of Life Course)

1 Mar: Spiralling Down to Wisdom (Wheel of Life Course)

8 Mar: Working with the Mind in Meditation Part 1

15 Mar: Working with the Mind in Meditation Part 2

22 Mar: The Dilemmas of Ethics Part 1 (Course)

29 Mar: The Dilemmas of Ethics Part 2 (Course)

7 Jun: Revolution Through the Body (Course)

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