Sangha Night

Sangha Night

We are currently meeting in person on Tuesday evenings and do not require attendees to be vaccinated. In keeping with SA Health Guidelines, checking in, mask wearing and social distancing are currently required.

We understand that the risk of serious harm from Covid is related to individual factors such as age and health conditions, so we recommend that you consider your own circumstances when deciding whether to attend in person. If you would prefer not to risk an in-person visit, you are more than welcome to join us online via zoom Please Join at 6:55pm for Meditation or at 7:55pm for the Dharma talk.

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.

We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.

Dharma

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion. Each week will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge.

 

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Programme

"Mining Diamonds at the Coal Face"

How do we apply the ideals and practices of the Buddha-Dharma to day-to-day issues in our normal lives?

Date Topics
5 July How to give- Small acts of generosity.
12 July Celebrating Dharma Day
19 July Hopes and Fears
26 July Guarding the gates of the senses
2 August The Near Enemy
9 August Mindful Conversation
16 August Buddhism and Veganism
23 August Love V's Metta and Love V's the Power Mode
30 August Buddhist/Dharma Books that impacted my life
6 September Sexual misconduct/3rd Precept
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

No, just turn up!

What should I wear?

There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No, the class is suitable for everyone who wants to learn about Buddhism, or just to meditate.

Can I come just for the meditation?

Of course! The meditation part of the evening will finish around 7:30pm.

What time should I show up?

The meditation will start at 6:45pm. You're welcome to turn up any time from 6:30pm.

How much does the class cost?

We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

A donation of $10-20 would help us to cover our costs, but everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

We are a non-profit organisation and support charities such as the ITBCI School for Tibetan refugee children.

You can give cash on the night or make a transfer to the following bank account: BSB: 313140 / Account: 12113931

Is it possible to participate online?

We strongly encourage attendance in person to get the most out of your engagement, but for those whom physical attendence is a problem we also offer online participation via Zoom. See above for the link to join.

What is a Puja?

A devotional ritual which invokes a sequence of spiritually beneficial moods, helping us bring our emotional side as well as our thinking side into our practice. It involves speaking in call and response and some simple chanting, so anyone can take part or just observe, as you feel comfortable.

Where to Find Us

We meet at the Anthroposophic Book Centre in Halifax Street.