Sangha Night

Thursdays 7.00 for 7.30pm

Hosted by Singhamati and Team

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.

The programme is usually: 7.30pm meditation, 8.20pm tea, 8.45pm talks and discussion, 9.45pm tidy up and finish.

You can find talks from previous seasons on our Talks Page.

Theme for 2020: Spiritual Friendship

23 January – In Conversation with Deepak. Hosted by Singhamati

Come and meet Deepak.  He is visiting the UK from India, a young man with a truly inspiring story about how the Dharma has radically transformed his life.  Singhamati will be interviewing him about his life and practice, including an exploration of the role of spiritual friendship in his transformation.

30 January – Being with the Buddha – the Buddha as a Spiritual Friend.  Led by Singhamati

How can we cultivate a connection with the Buddha as a spiritual friend? Why do that? Join Singhamati for an exploration of this theme, when she will give a short talk reflecting on her own experience, followed by time for discussion.

6 February – Meditation and Full Moon Puja.  Led by Sthanashraddha

Join us for a refreshing and inspiring evening of meditation and puja. Approximate timings are: 7.30pm meditation, 8.10pm leg stretch, 8.15pm Puja, 9.10ish finish.

13 February – In Conversation with Saddhanandi.  Hosted by Singhamati

Don’t miss out on hearing Saddhanandi in conversation with Singhamati. They have been good friends for well over a decade and lived and worked together at Taraloka Retreat Centre for 7 years. Singhamati describes spiritual friendship as Saddhanandi’s superpower – she has been and is a friend to hundreds of people around Triratna. Come and learn from an expert about how to be a spiritual friend to others!  Saddhanandi is the current chair of Adhisthana and the former Chair of Taraloka – she’s been living in communities and working for Triratna for decades.