Sangha Night

Sangha Nights in June

This month members of our community will talk about ways they bring their Buddhist practice to the world, and the world to their Buddhist practice. Topics will include Ethical Consumption (June 26), Dharma and Deep Ecology, and working on a Suicide Hotline.  

More information will follow. 

Sangha Nights in May

This month as part of our "Bringing Everything to the Path" theme, Medhahshri is asking people in the Sangha to talk about their skills and talents and the ways they influence and are influenced by their spiritual path and practice.

May 1 - Danadasa: Bringing Faith on the Path  

May 8 - Medhahshri: Moving from Knowledge to Wisdom: college teaching and Dharma practice

May 15 - Michaela: Sharing our skills & talents with confidence and love

May 22 - Acarasiddhi: Writing and the Path

May 29 - Viradhamma: Music, Dharma and the sound of the Cello

Sangha Nights in April

What is the cause of discord and strife? Is it possible to live a life free of stress and anxiety? What the Buddha taught 2500 years ago continues to be relevant to our modern age. Please join us during the month of April to explore some important Teachings of the Buddha from the Pali Canon (a collection of the teachings attributed to the Buddha).

April 3: Prasadachitta

On April 10 we will take a break from this series for a special event:

Sangha Nights In March

Whatever our physical age we're all changing all of the time. Some times it's more noticeable than others, some things seem to get harder, while some get easier. How we respond to each moment influences the next. 

This month Karunadevi, along with Nanasiri, Danamaya and Acarasiddhi, all long-time Sangha members, will reflect on their experience and share what has worked for them in working with the wonders and challenges of our ever-changing lives.

Sangha Nights in February

Our Wednesday Sangha Night Program resumes Feb 6 2019, introducing a new theme for the year - Bringing Everything to the Path.  

How would it be if we could look at everything that happens in our world, including, or perhaps especially, the annoying or difficult things, as tools to help to wake up?  

This year we'll explore this question in many different ways. 

Feb 6: Treasure your Resistances!  With Kulanandi, visiting from Europe

Sangha Nights in December

Traveler, there is no path, the path is made by walking. (Antonio Machado)

The path is you in the process of organizing your mental states in such a way that growth and development take place in a positive direction. (Sangharakshita)

As we approach the end of the year, the winter retreat and the solstice, we will reflect on our practice together and celebrate our intentions as we continue our path. 

Dec 5 and 12: Danadasa will lead these 2 evenings.

Celebrating Life and Death

Urgyen Sangharakshita, August 26, 1925 - October 30, 2018

Today we heard the sad news that our founder and teacher - Sangharakshita - has died. We had already scheduled an evening to remember all the loved ones and strangers who have died in this last year, and this will still go ahead (see below), with the addition of stories and chanting in honor of this unique person who, among many other things, made our center possible.

Sangha Night, Wed, Oct 31, 7pm to 9pm

Sangha Night: A Dharmic Exploration of Power - Toxic and Transformational

Viveka facilitates breakthroughs with people building community power to shape a thriving world that is healthy, inclusive, and equitable. She has collaborated for 25 years within movements for racial, economic, gender and environmental justice and with dharma communities seeking to model and work towards a transformed, liberating society. She will share her reflections and engage us on these questions: