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 2020 is "Simply Practice" - both a suggestion and a description of how we might sustain ourselves as we respond to the events of the year ahead.
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
Election Dharma with Viveka
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.
Pre-holiday evening, with Prasadachitta
To register for any or all Sangha Nights in November: 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.
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, simplicity, intention and just 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.
December 9 - Hridayashri - Farewell to 2020, a year that we will never forget and hello to a new start in 2021. We will explore and reflect upon the moments of joy, triumph, resilience, and growth, and set intentions for the new year - how to find meaning, inspiration, and connection to our values. This will be an opportunity for us to come together and share how 2020 has impacted us and what we want to create moving forward.
December 16 - Vimalamoksha zooming in from Dharmadhara in Lake County - The Art of Will: developing and maintaining clarity of direction and intention
December 23 - Danadasa
December 30 - Viradhamma
To register for any or all Sangha Nights in December: 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.