Sangha Night

Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm (online or in person)

Suitable for those who have been coming to the Buddhist Centre for at least a few months.

At the heart of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre is a community of people that are exploring and practising Buddhism – this is the sangha. Every Thursday night is Sangha Night, where we come together to create a place of friendship, connection and depth, whilst enjoying collective meditation, Dharma and devotional practice. Like most of our events, it is run on a donation basis.

You don’t need to book to attend online. Join in here. The meeting ID is 837 7951 7266.

Theme: Vision and Transformation

You can catch up with many of the talks already given in this series on FreeBuddhistAudio

4 November – 2 December Beloved Community

Martin Luther King popularised the phrase Beloved Community to mean a diverse community, racially and otherwise, which is based on love and justice. He defined love as the binding power that holds the universe together “tying us in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality”.

Over these five evenings we are going to look at different ways in which social divisions can be met with love and wisdom. We will look at some typical ways social conditioning can divide us into “them” and “us”: for example through race, class, gender identity, age and disability. We will be asking what these issues mean for our sangha and our practice.

4 November: Mindful of Race – The Dharmic road to beloved community, with Maitrisara, Parveen, Roz and Tash

11 November: What does disability have to do with the Dharma? – with Vicky and friends

18 November: The delight of intergenerational friendships – with Matty and friends

25 November: Gender – Beyond the binary. Exploring gender diversity and Dharma – with Shraddhasiddhi, Kamalanandi and friends

2 December: Class and the Sangha – with Bodhinita and Mahasiddhi

If you’d like to attend in person, please read our guidelines and book here.