Sangha Night

Sangha Nights on Zoom

September 22 and 29, 7pm to 8:30pm

The Healing Power of Meditation

The whole secret of meditation is to learn just how to be present in the moment and in a state of complete openness and relaxation. It’s not a matter of gaining, it’s a matter of losing, of dropping—letting go, letting go, letting go. I think it’s really very important, especially in this age where we’re all programmed to want to get something that it’s not a matter of what you get, it’s a matter of what you lose. ~ Tenzin Palmo

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.

Sangha Nights Online - June 3 to 24

Our theme this year is Simply Practice - connecting with the heart of our practice, in meditation and in action, so that we might sustain ourselves and others and respond with kindness to whatever arises in the days and months ahead.

To mark Buddhist Action Month we are donating all June Sangha Night contributions beyond our regular budget of $200​ to two organizations working with people impacted by COVID-19:

Sangha Nights online - May

Sangha Nights in May: Connecting through Practice

Register below for any or all Sangha Nights in May. We will send you the link to join Zoom online by 2pm on the day of each class.  (There is a different link for each class.)

Sangha (community) nights are open to anyone interested in connecting through an interest in meditation and buddhist practices. Usually there's a meditation followed by a talk and optional discussion groups.