Sangha Night Drop in Class
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.
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
7pm to 9pm, led by Prasadachiita
Awakening to our own imagination
Led by Prasadachitta
Our imagination is arguably the most powerful force that works upon the mind. We have only limited evidence of what is happening around us and we rely on our imagination to fill in the blanks. Even what is happening within the sphere of our own being must rely on imagination to have any coherent story or meaning.
How can we learn to make the imagination an ally in creating harmony and well-being for ourselves and others? How can we avoid the pitfalls of imagination and not become a slave to unhelpful views of ourselves and others? We need an imagination that is awake, vibrant, pliable and most of all helpful.
Let's try and help each other imagine how this can become true in our lives and by extension the world.
imagination - noun:
- the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
• the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful
• the part of the mind that imagines things
Nov 7, 14, and 28 (skipping Nov 21 for Thanksgiving.)
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.
December 19 will be our final Sangha Night this year, resuming Feb 6, 2019 with a whole new program.
Bringing everything to the Path
Our Wednesday Sangha Night Program resumes Feb 6 2019, introducing a new theme for the year - Bringing Everything to the Path.
Wouldn't it be great 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.
More information to follow.