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
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens (attrib to Jimi Hendrix)
Listening can be a powerful tool for connecting and creating a space for transformation. This month a number of Sangha members will explore what listening means to them, what the Buddha and his followers had to say about it, and what makes it helpful and important for us today.
Oct 7: Beautiful Listening, with Mokshasi
When you listen beautifully the world starts speaking to you in its own voice.
Oct 14: Listening to the wisdom of Dr. Ambedkar
Celebrating the anniversary of the mass conversion of thousands of Indians to Buddhism as part of his work towards social, intellectual, economic, political and spiritual freedom for Dalit people of India. With Viradhamma.
Oct 21: Listening through Writing (and reading)
In tribute to Litquake, since we're not participating officially this year, a number of Sangha Members will share their own original poems and prose on the topic of Listening. 6 writers, 5 to 8 minutes each.
Oct 28: Listening to the heart - an evening to remember and celebrate loved ones who have died over the last year, as we approach Day of the Dead.
To register for any or all Sangha Nights in October: 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.
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
December 2 - a celebration for 6 Sangha Members who have become Mitras in the Triratna Buddhist Community.
December 9 - Hridayashri - simple practice
December 16 - information to follow
December 23 - information to follow
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.