Dharma Night Online
- Tue Nov 10th 2020
- 7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
- Booking not required
- By donation
The Dharma 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 7-9pm, by donation. You can listen to recordings of some of the talks at www.freebuddhistaudio.com.
Zoom Meeting ID & Password:
Meeting ID: 260 085 614
After we begin engaging with Buddhism we quickly discover that there are many different approaches to meditation. This can be confusing, even bewildering at first. Which approach is ‘the most effective’? Which one is ‘right for me’? Sangharakshita, the founder of Triratna, was keen to help practitioners by presenting a coherent account of the different meditation techniques being used in the movement, their aims and how they fit into the bigger picture of the path to awakening. He developed his ‘System of Meditation’ for this purpose. However, meditation, to be truly effective needs to be integrated with the cut and thrust of our daily lives. His system of meditation therefore developed organically into a comprehensive System of Spiritual Practice. We will be exploring this system on Dharma Nights over the next weeks, with a view to clarifying the main features of the different meditations and how they fit together as a complementary sequence.
13 October: The System of Practice – Integration with Ratnadeva
20 October: The System of Practice – Positive Emotion with Prajnanita and Sophie
27 October: The System of Practice – Spiritual Death – Kamalashila
3 November: The System of Practice – Spiritual Rebirth – Ratnadeva
10 November: The System of Practice – Receptivity – Bodhilila
17 November: The System of Practice – Ratnadeva
24 November: Stories from The White Lotus Sutra – tbc
1 December: Stories from The White Lotus Sutra – Sophie
8 December – Stories from The White Lotus Sutra – Ratnadeva
15 December – Stories from The White Lotus Sutra – Prajnanita
22 December (last of the year) – Stories from The White Lotus Sutra – Bodhilila
All Welcome. By Donation.