Sangha Night

Published in Drop-in Buddhism Classes, Drop-in Sangha Classes

  • Tuesdays
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:30 pm
  • Booking not required
  • No charge, suggested donation £10

The Sangha Night class is a chance to explore Buddhism and meditation through a rolling programme of presentations and small group discussions. Open to all who have learnt meditation. A Buddhism course is a good way in to this class, but you are very welcome whether or not you have done a course. Tuesdays 7-9.30pm, by donation. You can listen to recordings of some of the talks at www.freebuddhistaudio.com.

Current theme: The Jewel in the Robe

‘A man’s friend once came to visit him, but found him drunk and fast asleep. Wanting to help him, he left him a very valuable jewel, but for safety’s sake he sewed it into the hem of his garment. The man woke up and went on his travels, becoming destitute and living in poverty for several years, until he bumped into his friend again, who was amazed to find him in poverty – “Didn’t you find the jewel?”’

This is a story from the Lotus Sutra. It refers to the priceless potential for Awakening that every human being has. Our Tuesday night theme gives a chance for some of our experienced practitioners of Buddhism to share their experience of finding the jewel in the robe – something sparkling and precious in their practice or in the teachings of Buddhism.