Sangha Night | Tuesdays 7:30pm

Sangha Night | Tuesdays 7:30pm

2024 – New Year – New Sangha Night! 

In 2024 sangha night is changing shape

We will offer various topics in the form of short courses.  You don’t have to book up to attend – just drop in.  But, if a particularly topic interests you, why not decide to come every week for the length of that course?   It will be a good way of going deeper into a subject and practising alongside friends.  

Our first course will be:

The Heart Sutra

9 January to 13 February

The Heart Sutra is perhaps the best known, most loved, and most widely translated Mahayana Buddhist text.   During this six week series we will explore this famous sutra from its origins through to its central mystery of sunyata or emptiness, focussing on what it means for us today as 21st century Buddhists as we seek the Truth. Mining for insights that will help us as we work with our everyday experience of feelings, thoughts, emotions and desires.

Later spring courses (exact dates to be published)  will be 

4 weeks in March : Establishing a creative meditation practice

6 weeks in April / May : What is the Sangha?” :  the many faces of spiritual community”.

The year will also be peppered through with individual evenings on the theme of Living the Dharma Life.  In our movement we live our Dharma lives in a wide variety of ways – in families, communities, work, study, the creative arts, activism, in solitude, in our Centres and organisations – to name only some.  Through the year we will be inviting people to come and share with us these rich and varied experiences. 

Do come along and take part in as much as you can.   Sangha night is a wonderful way to share our inspiration in the Dharma and support one another in our spiritual life.

Every Tuesday 7.30 – 9.30pm

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.

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)

13 Oct: Finding the Middle Way – between the psychological and the spiritual

20 Oct: The Wisdom of the Heart Sutra

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