Thursdays 7.00 for 7.30pm
At the heart of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre is a community of people exploring and practising Buddhism – this is our sangha. Every Thursday night is Sangha Night, when we come together to create a nourishing place of friendship, connection and depth, while enjoying the Dharma and collective meditation and devotional practice.
Our vision is to place a special emphasis on being and building a vibrant sangha heart. If you would like to hear more about this vision and how you can be a part of it click here to listen to a recent talk given by Singhamati (Chair of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre) on this theme.
A typical Sangha Night will run as follows: short meditation, main activity, tea break, workshop/groups/ritual. However, this may be adjusted on devotional evenings or other special occasions, depending on the leader. Come along from 7.00pm, meet the leaders for the evening and the support team, and ask your questions about meditation and Buddhism.
Like all our events at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre Sangha Night will run on a donation basis. For more information on giving, including how to set up regular giving, click here.
9 March: The Sangha Sings – Workshop and Choir Performance. With Maitrisara and Vipulakirti
Music can create a feeling of togetherness that few other things can, so please come along and enjoy yourself; our shrine room is a wonderful place to sing in. No prior experience of singing (or chanting) is required.
An evening where all are invited to bring something (poems, pictures, thankas, etc.) to bring the myth of love alive in our lives.
23 March: The Significance of Ordination – Sending Off Dave Whipp. With Dharmashalin
Come and wish him well and hear more about how our ideals can transform our lives.
30 March: Talk – Into Great Silence – The Radical Practice of Sangha. By Paramartha
“The tiny streams gurgle loudly — Mighty waters flow in silence.” Sutta Nipata
Missed last week and want to catch up? Click here to go to the Birmingham page of Free Buddhist Audio to listen to the latest talks.
Sangha Night Programme: January–April 2017
Theme: Appreciating the Birmingham Sangha
An exciting programme based on the inspirations of our Birmingham sangha.
|12||Launch: Thursday Night is Sangha Night||Singhamati|
|19||Talk: Sangha and the Threefold Path of Ethics, Meditation and Insight||Jayabodhi|
|26||Mitra Talks: The Transformational Practice of Going on Retreat|
|2||Talk: What Sangha Means to Me?||Karunavajra|
|9||Devotional Evening: Puja||Mahasiddhi|
|16||Talk: Revering the Doctrine – On Discipline and Discipleship||Alokavira|
|23||The Karuna Trust: Being a Bodhisattva in the City||Sanghamani|
|2||Mudita: Rejoicing and Appreciating the Sangha||Kulajalini and Singhamati|
|9||The Sangha Sings: Workshop and Choir Performance||Maitrisara and Vipulakirti|
|16||Devotional Evening: Exploring Amitabha||Sthirabandhu|
|23||The Significance of Ordination: Sending off Dave Whip||Dharmashalin|
|30||Talk: Into Great Silence – The Radical Practice of Sangha||Paramartha|
|6||Devotional Evening: Puja||Singhamati|
|20||The Big Birmingham Retreat 14-21 April: No Sangha Night