Sangha Night Drop in Class
For the time being we are holding all our classes online.
Every Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Our Wednesday Sangha Nights are dedicated to supporting anyone wishing to experience and share the benefits of Buddhist practice. We are committed to strengthening the connection between personal practice and positive action in the world around us, and providing a welcoming and safe place for all those who want to participate. You are welcome here.
Our theme for 2021 is "Healing Communication".
Most evenings are informal and interactive. Introductions are followed by meditation and after the tea break there's usually a talk, workshop or discussion. No particular experience is required, though if you have not meditated before we recommend first attending one of our introductory classes. Suggested donation: $10–$5, or whatever you can afford. If you'd like a brief orientation please arrive before 7pm.
Sangha Night Classes
Wednesdays April 7 to 28, 7pm to 8:30pm
Healing Communication on the Path (for the benefit of all beings)
Continuing our theme, this month we will bring in the elements - earth, water, fire, air, space and consciousness - internal and external, and explore healing communication with the environment where we live and participate.
April 7: Practicing with the elements, with Prasadachitta
April 14: Touching the Earth with Words, with Acarasiddhi and Sangha members - an evening of poetry and prose.
April 21: Earth Day Celebration with the SFBC Green Sangha. Meditation, music, poetry, personal stories, and generosity. Register here, or for more details visit A Special Sangha Night for the Rainforest.
April 28: Six element healing, with Viveka: interconnection as a foundation for healing communication
While we are on zoom we are experimenting with a shorter program - ending at 8:30pm rather than 9pm - zoom will stay open till 9pm for anyone wanting to hang out for a while after the class.
(See also International Triratna Earth Day Celebrations with Paramananda, Parami and others - April 21/22)
To register for any or all Sangha Nights in April: 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. If you don't receive it by 2pm, or if you register after that time please email us.
The Bodhisattva Ideal
Buddha Day and the Bodhisattva Ideal
May 5 - A celebration of the Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and Death with Danadasa
Vesak, also known as Buddha Day marks the birth, Enlightenment, and death of the historical Buddha. Join us for an evening of stories from the life of the Buddha, and we will conclude with a 3 fold puja.
May 12, 19, & 26 – The Bodhisattva Ideal with Prasadachitta and Danadasa
The Buddhist path can be described as the cultivation of Wisdom and Compassion, and it is the Bodhisattva Ideal that brings Compassion to the fore. A bodhisattva strives to reduce the suffering and increase the happiness of all sentient beings. Through the cultivation of Compassion, we begin to realize that our individual liberation is intertwined with the liberation of all sentient beings.
To register for any or all Sangha Nights in May: 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. If you don't receive it by 2pm, or if you register after that time please email us.