What’s On

What’s On

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January 2022

Available events: Meditation Retreat Evensong Puja Sangha Mitra Bodywork Sangha Circle Sangha Works Sangha Night Sangha Meditation

Today - Thu, Jan 20
  • 7:30am - 8:30am
    online
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Urban Retreat - Morning Meditation & Dedicating the Day

    Meditation Retreat

    Morning Meditation & Dedicating the Day 7.30 – 8.30 am (Zoom only)


    Just for this Urban Retreat week, each morning from Sunday 16 – Friday 21  January we’ll gather on zoom to dedicate the day to Dharma practice and to meditate.  We’ll recite the verses of the Dedication Ceremony  and have a 40 minute period of Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana meditation, with bells but no leading.


    All welcome – whether you’re taking part more...

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

    ‘Evensong’ means evening prayer or ritual. It’s roots are from the ‘vespers’ which in archaic language means ‘evening’.

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in your daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a more...

  • 9:20pm - 9:50pm
    online
    This event has already happened.
    by donation

    Urban Retreat - Close of Day

    Retreat

    Close of Day Practice Session 21.20-21.50 (Zoom only)


    Just for this Urban Retreat week, a short gathering at the end of the day on Sunday 16, Monday 17, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 January to come together, connect with our experiences from the day and chant (or listen to) mantras.


    All welcome -whether you’re taking part in the Urban Retreat or not.

Tomorrow - Fri, Jan 21
  • 6:55pm - 6:55pm
    online
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Urban Retreat - Morning Meditation & Dedicating the Day

    Retreat

    Morning Meditation & Dedicating the Day 7.30 – 8.30 am (Zoom only)


    Just for this Urban Retreat week, each morning from Sunday 16th – Friday 21th January we’ll gather on zoom to dedicate the day to Dharma practice and to meditate.  We’ll recite the verses of the Dedication Ceremony  and have a 40 minute period of Mindfulness of Breathing or Metta Bhavana meditation, with bells but no leading.


    All welcome – whether you’re taking part in the more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (20 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Urban Retreat - Puja

    Puja Retreat Sangha

    It’s become a custom to celebrate the last evening of the Urban Retreat each year with a special puja dedicated to our ‘presiding deity’.  This year, we have this historical Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha as our guide, so join us in person or online for inspirational readings, puja recitation and chanting celebrating his gift of the Dharma to us.


    All welcome – whether you’re taking part in the Urban Retreat or not.

    Please more...

Sat, Jan 22
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    login to book on this event (17 places left)

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    Urban Retreat - Finale

    Mitra Retreat Sangha

    This closing session of the Urban Retreat is an opportunity to come back together in person or online and share our experiences the Urban Retreat week.  There will be time to meditate and reflect, to talk and share, to consider whether there are any intentions we’d like to set, going forwards and to celebrate with a concluding ritual.


    For those who have taken part in the Urban Retreat and attended the first day.

    Please familiarise yourself with our more...

Sun, Jan 23
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Body Dharma (mindful yoga)

    Bodywork

    THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    ‘Sensitive to the whole body’ is one of the Buddha’s ‘pith instructions’.  What might it mean to us? How can we become more sensitive to the life of our body and breath? In this class we explore this question.

    Trained yoga teacher Advayamati brings his experience of many years practice, leading workshops and retreats that combine shiatsu and energy work with teaching Buddhism and embodied mindfulness. This is a gentle yoga more...

  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha Sangha Circle

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practising the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). Possibly because of the experience of the pandemic we may be noticing how we are by nature social creatures: We need each other to know ourselves. This is a safe and open space in which to be with others to bring kind attention to how we relate to others and just as importantly, ourselves.

    For those who more...

Mon, Jan 24
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Works

    Sangha Works

    “What would it be like to turn all that we do into practice? How different would we experience the world, ourselves and others?

    Come and experiment in Sangha Works – turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary! We start with a check in, before choosing a task to work with as practice from cleaning the centre, to cleaning rupa’s and shrine materials, to light gardening work. We can offer sitting down jobs and more active jobs. We also get to connect with each other and more...

Tue, Jan 25
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

    ‘Evensong’ means evening prayer or ritual. It’s roots are from the ‘vespers’ which in archaic language means ‘evening’.

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. Connect on another level with your practise whilst supporting yourself in the regularly of meditation sits.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Arrive from 5pm for a 5:15pm start.

    Please familiarise yourself with our covid guidelines before more...

  • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    The Heart of the Issue - Sangha Night

    Sangha Night

    To “Be the revolution” we have to wake up into our life; know what is beneath our life choices and responses. This classic teaching image is said to be a mirror in which we can see ourselves. How do you see it? The cock, the snake and the pig spin at the centre but what do they obscure. This is the heart of the issue.

    Week 1 of 6 in our Be the Revolution course on the Wheel of Life – with Bhadra.

    Arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 start.

    Please more...

Wed, Jan 26
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    / hybrid
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Meditation

    Sangha Meditation

    No need to book!

    We will start to explore a new theme through short introductions, experiential exercises and led meditations. The class also offers an opportunity to share and reflect on our meditation experience through an open format ‘conversation’ after the meditation.

    Open to those who have completed the intro courses and are familiar with Triratna’s basic meditation practices. Get in touch if you need to discuss.

    We are asking for you to do a more...

Thu, Jan 27
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    Evensong

    Evensong

    ‘Evensong’ means evening prayer or ritual. It’s roots are from the ‘vespers’ which in archaic language means ‘evening’.

    Join Singhamanas for a spacious practice of poetry, chanting and meditation. This is a beautiful way to start your evening, transitioning from work into whatever awaits you. Connect more with your practice in your daily life whilst building connections.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Arrive from 5pm for a more...

Fri, Jan 28
  • 5:00pm - 3:00pm
    in person
    sorry this event is fully booked

    Note: Bookings are for in person only.

    by donation

    The Colours and Myth of the Imagination - Women's Residential Retreat

    Mitra Retreat Sangha

    “… it is important to have this… magical element, not just in our lives generally, but especially in our spiritual lives. And it is symbol, myth, ritual which help give life this magical element – you might also say imaginative element”
    Sangharakshita

    We have the world as ‘directly’ experienced through our senses and we have the imaginal world, both an inner and outer experience. Do you have a particular doorway to the myth and imaginal realms of your more...

Sun, Jan 30
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    online
    Zoom link
    booking not required
    by donation

    Sangha Circle

    Sangha Sangha Circle

    Our tradition places great emphasis on building Sangha (a friendly community of individuals practising the Dharma, the Buddha’s teachings, alongside each other). Possibly because of the experience of the pandemic we may be noticing how we are by nature social creatures: We need each other to know ourselves. This is a safe and open space in which to be with others to bring kind attention to how we relate to others and just as importantly, ourselves.

    For those who more...

Mon, Jan 31
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    in person
    booking not required
    by donation

    No Sangha Works this week!

    Sangha Works

    Alice, our caretaker, is away this week, so there will be no sangha works. Back again next week.

    “What would it be like to turn all that we do into practice? How different would we experience the world, ourselves and others?

    Come and experiment in Sangha Works – turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary! We start with a check in, before choosing a task to work with as practice from cleaning the centre, to cleaning rupa’s and shrine materials, to light more...

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