Sangha Night

Sangha Night Benefit for Ukraine

Thanks to everyone who contributed, and to the Green Sangha for organizing.  We raised $1694 and were able to send $847 each to the two amazing organizations below. Although our fundraiser is now over I'm sure they will still welcome your donations if you didn't get the chance yet.  

Sangha Night Benefit, April 13, 7pm to 8:30pm, on zoom and in person. 

Sangha Nights in November and December

 

DEEPENING PRACTICE THROUGH RITUAL, IN BUDDHISM AND IN LIFE (AND DEATH)

Wednesdays in November and December, 7pm to 8:30pm. 

In November and December we will look at the role of Ritual for deepening practice, in Buddhist Practices and in our lives in general.  November begins with a celebration of Day of the Dead, and includes a Sangha Festival and a recollection of indigenous peoples, aka Thanksgiving.  In December we will explore the meaning of Puja. 

More information will follow. 

Sangha Nights in September and October

Recollecting the Buddha, with stories from the Buddha's time, and the Archetypal Buddhas

Wednesdays in September and October, 7pm to 8:30pm. 

Our theme for 2022 is Deepening Practice. In September Paramabodhi is visiting from the UK, and will lead us in some recollections of the Buddha. In October we will include the qualities of the archetypal Buddhas. 

More information will follow. 

Sangha Nights in June

Buddhist Action For Peace

Wednesdays in June, 7pm to 8:30pm. 

Our theme for 2022 is Deepening Practice, and this June we join Triratna Centers around the world in Buddhist Action Month. Each Wednesday we will look at how members of our SFBC Sangha engage with their practice during these demanding times. There are so many different opportunities calling for us to care, to take some action - whether this be internally, in our meditations, or out in the world. It promises to be both inspiring and connecting!

Sangha Nights in December, 7pm to 9pm

As this year comes to an end and a new one begins we will not be taking our usual winter break from Sangha Night as it feels really important to stay connected.

In December we'll celebrate friendship, intention and simply practicing together

December 2 - Shunyamala and Prasadachitta will host a celebration for Sangha Members who have made a personal commitment to become Mitras in the Triratna Buddhist Community.  

Sangha Nights Nov 4 to 25, 7pm to 9pm

Election Dharma - Nov 4, 11 and 18

“Be like water” - Bruce Lee

Viveka will lead and hold space for resourcing and steadying ourselves with the tools of dharma practice as the country navigates a highly charged and anticipated period immediately following the US 2020 Presidential election date . 

There are many different spaces to do the work of civic engagement. In this particular space, we will attend to cultivating a clear heart mind and the capacity to adaptively meet the moment, holding a vision of a world based in values of compassion and justice.

Sangha Nights Online Oct 7 to 28, 7pm to 9pm

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens (attrib to Jimi Hendrix)

Listening can be a powerful tool for connecting and creating a space for transformation. This month a number of Sangha members will explore what listening means to them, what the Buddha and his followers had to say about it, and what makes it helpful and important for us today. 

Oct 7: Beautiful Listening, with Mokshasi

When you listen beautifully the world starts speaking to you in its own voice.