Sangha Night

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.

Our theme for 2019 is "Bringing Everything to the Path": How would it be if we could look at everything that happens in our world, including, or perhaps especially, the annoying or difficult things, but also the wonderful things, as tools to help us to wake up?  Throughout the year we'll explore this question in a variety of ways.

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

The Wisdom of Change, Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm
Starts on Wed, Mar 6, 2019
Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times.

Whatever our physical age we're all changing all of the time. Some times it's more noticeable than others, some things seem to get harder, while some get easier. How we respond to each moment influences the next. 

This month Karunadevi, along with Nanasiri, Danamaya and Acarasiddhi, all long-time Sangha members, will reflect on their experience and share what has worked for them in working with the wonders and challenges of our ever-changing lives.

March 6: Change and Continuity - a Buddhist Perspective on Aging, with Karunadevi

March 13: Being Friends with Unpredictability, with Nanasiri

March 20: Walking the Path in Beauty: How to Sustain the Long Haul, with Danamaya

March 27: A Few More Tools to Carry on the Path,  with Acarasiddhi

Plus a Day Retreat on the same theme March 30.

The Buddha's Words: Exploring the Pali Canon, Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm
Starts on Wed, Apr 3, 2019
Repeats every week 4 times.

This month we will continue our theme of Bringing Everything to the Path, taking a close look at the Buddha's own words.  Drawing from the Pali Canon (Buddhist scriptures) we will explore several suttas (threads) this month.

April 3: Prasadachitta

On April 10 we will take a break from this series for a special event:

Kindness,  integration and awakening, with Dayanandi, visiting from Manchester in the UK. Dayanandi is part of the Preceptors College and a founder of Taraloka Retreat Center, among many other things.  

April 17 and 24: Viradhamma

Day Retreat April 20: Viradhamma and Danadasa - the Honeyball Sutta: exploring the stories we tell ourselves. 

More information will follow shortly.

Bringing our Skills and Talents to the Path
Starts on Wed, May 1, 2019
Repeats every week 5 times.

This month as part of our "Bringing Everything to the Path" theme, Medhahshri is asking people in the Sangha to talk about their skills and talents and the ways they influence and are influenced by their spiritual path and practice.

May 1 - tbd

May 8 - Medhashhri: From College teaching to Dharma Practice

May 15 - Michaela: Hindrances to Sharing our Skills

May 22 - Acarasiddhi: Writing and the Path

May 29 - Viradhamma: Music, Dharma and the sound of the Cello

More information will follow.