Sangha Nights Summer 2024

Wednesdays July to Sep, 7pm to 9pm, in person and online

Sangha (Community) Nights are open to anyone wishing to practice together and connect around Buddhist practices and Dharma teachings.  

In person and on zoom.   Zoom link.   In person safety requirements.  All Welcome. (More information about Sangha Nights.)


Our theme for 2024 is Waking Up to Imagination.


July 24, 31 and Aug 7: Mindfulness as Insight Practice, with special guest Paramabodhi

Full Information here


August 14: Buddha Shakyamuni Puja*, with Mokshasi


August 21: Mantra* and Chanting Workshop, with Danamaya and Claudia

So what is this chanting thing all about? And what, exactly, are we saying when we repeat these words? And what if I can’t carry a tune? All this and more will be covered in this workshop. We’ll explore the nature of mantra, the various forms that we use here, and how to enjoy and get the most out of your chanting. We’ll be covering the Refuges and Precepts and two ways to chant our most commonly chanted mantras. No experience or talent needed! But do bring your curiosity and your big, kind heart. 


August 28: Prasadachitta, A Different Perspective


September 4: Dharmadhara and Sangha Visioning and Imagining, with Prasadachitta


September 11: Padmasambhava Day Puja*, with Mokshasi


September 18: The Dharma of Dreams, with special guest, Arthabandhu

Arthabandhu will help us explore ways to reconnect with the magic of our dream lives and show how dreams can be part of a rich Dharma life.

More information on this page.


September 25: Mitra Ceremony

Three members of our community have made a personal commitment to practicing with the SFBC Sangha as Mitras and following the Buddhist precepts of non-harm. This simple and joyful ceremony will mark the occasion.  


* What is a Puja?      What is a Mantra?      Who was Padmasambhava?