Dharma Night

Dharma Night


Thu 29 Feb 2024    
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Event Type

Dharma Night: The Buddha’s teachings for everyone

The Tibetan Book of the Dead; magic or superstition? Finding the core dharmic principles in this inspirational teaching.

The Tibetan book of the dead is one of the most famous teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, involving intricate, highly symbolic and ritualised practices around death and dying. How do we as living, non-tibetans make use of this set of teachings? What questions does it pose about life, death, how we practice and what we can do with our minds and hearts at times of crucial transformation. Join Dharmashalin as we explore this and other questions.

Week 2: The significance of life and death


No need to book. No charge – please make a donation.

Dharma night runs from 7:15 – 9:15pm every Thursday evening. Doors open at 7pm for a chance to chat and have tea before hand. Open to anyone who has completed an introductory course.

Every 7 weeks there will be a new theme, along with pujas and guest speakers. Each session is still stand alone, so you don’t have to come to every one in the series.



Sangha Night was running for 7 years, and now we have some new ideas, to make the evenings even better.

Starting from Jan 2024, Thursday nights at the Buddhist Centre will be a little different. Thursday’s Sangha Night becomes “Dharma Night: The Buddha’s teaching for everyone”

The name change enables us more easily to encourage everyone, even those that don’t consider themselves as ‘sangha’ quite yet, to come along and learn more about Buddhism. It is still the main evening of the week where people with different levels of experience from across the Sangha can come together, and the new format will give more time to each topic so we can go more in depth, benefiting those who already have an established practice too.

If you’d like to read more about this change, please click here.