Online Sangha Night – Tuesdays from 7.15pm

Sangha night is for mitras, Order Members or anyone who’s done an intro course with us. Our weekly chance to come together, hear and discuss the Dharma and meditate and make connections with one another. Do join us!

 
NEW: Theme for 2021
 
 Tools for Building a Sustainable Practice
 
Now, more than ever, we need to cultivate and strengthen our Dharma practice so that we can respond with resilience and creativity to whatever 2021 brings.  At Sangha Night from January, we will be offering a whole variety of ways of building a sustainable practice using as a foundation and reference point one of the most tested and flexible sets of tools the Buddha gave us. These are the Five Spiritual Faculties – faith, energy, mindfulness, meditation and wisdom.

We’ll be weaving these faculties together with guidance and inspiration through talks workshops, meditations, discussion, ritual and more. We hope as the classes progress, we can find from those attending, what it is they particularly need, to strengthen and sustain their own sustainable practice. We hope this will help us draw out the potential of these powerful tools in response to the specific needs of the Sangha as the year unfolds.

Sangharakshita wrote that with these five faculties we can grasp “all the moral and spiritual conditions necessary to the attainment of Enlightenment.”  They are powerful tools which can be approached from many different angles. Back in 2008

He correlated them with the mandala of the five Buddhas and Buddhist Centre activities.  Find out more about these ideas here 

six minute YouTube video.

Weekly programme

5 Jan – Satyalila & Suryadaya will introduce the theme for the year and set our practical exploration rolling. 

12 Jan Advayamati shares his experience of building a sustainable practice and relates this to the five spiritual faculties which were introduced on 5 Jan

19 Jan ‘Re-imagine the Ordinary’ – a conversation with Dhammadassin.  A special Sangha Night as part of our 2021 Urban Retreat.  Cait, Esme and Hannah (Urban Retreat team members) will be in conversation with Dhammadassin (our new President) about how we can ‘re-imagine the ordinary’ as a way of deepening and strengthening our Dharma practice in our every day lives

26 Jan Amaladipa shares her experience of building a sustainable practice and relates this to the five spiritual faculties which were introduced on 5 Jan

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 9 pm.
 
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 older material from 2020 and before

If you have problems with Zoom, email us and we will try to help techsupport@bristol-buddhist-centre.org