Listening to the Buddha.
Wednesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7pm to 9pm, online.
One of the oldest records of teaching by the historical Buddha is found in the Sutta Pitaka. These texts were written down on palm leaves after hundreds of years of being preserved through memorization and communal chanting.
The Buddha is said to have expressed the dharma in different ways so that it was accessible to each individual personality and circumstance. In this literature it helps to imagine the context and environment in which the Buddha gave compassionate instructions to wake up. Prasadachitta and Danadasa will host the five Sangha nights in July and share a selection of these moments with the Buddha.
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. 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 register for any or all Sangha Nights in July: enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation is based on $5 - $10 per evening. Donations are very much appreciated but always optional - if you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to enter 0 in the box, and click 'pay later' on the payment page. We'll send you the zoom link by 2pm on the day of each class.