Dharma Night Hybrid

Dharma Night Hybrid

The Hybrid  evening (either on Zoom or In Person) takes place in two halves. In the first half, we explore one of two Buddhist meditations. After a short tea break, we will introduce another aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion.

Classes are free but your donations are greatly appreciated. Make an online donation here

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each week we alternate between the two practices.

Talks

We introduce traditional teachings of the Buddha in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a talk, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion.

To Join on Zoom

Click on the link below (Join Now) to join us online every Wednesday evening.

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To Join in Person

The In Person sessions are taking place at Champions Manor Hall, Hullbridge Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5LJ

Please remember to bring your own meditation gear

Programme

Date Meditation Title Facilitator
13 April Mindfulness of Breathing Ritual to Prajñāpāramitā including a sevenfold Puja. Āryasāra
20 April Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion Woman's Saturday GFR
27 April Mindfulness of Breathing Four Noble Truths – The truth of Suffering (Dukkha): Dissatisfaction, discomfort, unease, or actual suffering. Śraddhādāsa
4 May Mettā Bhāvanā Four Noble Truths – The Origin of Suffering: The fact of craving Āryasāra
11 May Mindfulness of Breathing Four Noble Truths: 3rd Noble Truth: the cessation of suffering-what did the Bodhisattva of Compassion actually ‘see’ to sunder the bonds that caused him suffering? Vanarājī
18 May Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion Āryasāra
25 May Mindfulness of Breathing Four Noble Truths - End of Suffering: Introduction to the Noble Eight-Fold Path - Perfect Vision: The Nature of Existence Śraddhādāsa
1 June Mettā Bhāvanā Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Emotion: Reason and Emotion in the Spiritual Life Kṣāntivajra
8 June Mindfulness of Breathing Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Speech: The Ideal of Human Communication Vandanacittā
15 June Mettā Bhāvanā Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Action: The Principles of Ethics Kiraṇaśrī
22 June Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion Śraddhādāsa
29 June Mettā Bhāvanā Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Livelihood: The Ideal Society Mens GFR
6 July Mindfulness of Breathing Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Effort: The Conscious Evolution of Man Kṣāntivajra
13 July Mettā Bhāvanā Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Awareness: Levels of Awareness Śraddhādāsa
20 July Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion
27 July Mettā Bhāvanā Noble Eightfold Path - Perfect Samadhi: The Higher Consciousness Āryasāra
3 August Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion Āryasāra
10 August Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion Mens GFR
17 August Mindfulness of Breathing Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion
24 August Mettā Bhāvanā Practice Evening: Meditation, Readings, Practice and Devotion
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No, the class is suitable for everyone who wants to meditate or learn about Buddhism.

What should I wear?

There are no special requirements, just whatever is comfortable to sit in.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up!

Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?

Absolutely. Though of course you'll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there's no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.

Can I just come for the meditation?

Of course, though the meditation we teach is itself a Buddhist teaching.

How much does the class cost?

We don't charge for our classes, and the team are not paid for their time. We simply ask that those who are able to do so make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.

The suggested amount, based on how many people come and how much it costs to run the centre, is £5-7, but this is not a fixed cost and everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

The Team

Āryasāra
Āryasāra
Kṣāntivajra
Kṣāntivajra
Śraddhādāsa
Śraddhādāsa
Upekṣhādhī
Upekṣhādhī
Vanarājī
Vanarājī
Vandanacittā
Vandanacittā