Sangha Evening

Sangha Evening

We usually have 1-2 Sangha Evenings per month at Friends Meeting House 6 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS

For people who want to go a little deeper into meditation and the Dharma we have our Sangha nights, which are largely un-led and a space for people who feel confident meditating to practice together and share how things are going.

We will have a more involved check-in, longer period of meditation and time to share how our practice is going, what effects it’s having on our lives and, perhaps, any difficulty or beauty we are encountering.

More than anything, this will be more time for us to spend together and build a community, or ‘Sangha’! 
We meet 7-8:30pm at The Meeting House, tea and biscuits provided.

By donation

Starting from September ’23 we will be running two Sangha Nights a month again, however, on slightly different days. 
Alongside the Saturday drop in every week we will meet 7-8.30pm as follows:

On Wednesday the 27th we will be hosting an evening to decompress from the Christmas period.
Join us for a simple evening of the loving kindness practice and a place of respite from what ever may be occurring in our lives at this time. There can be lots of emotions around at this time of year and sometimes it can feel like we are supposed to feel something in particular, life is rarely this simple. Meditation can help us connect to the reality of our emotional states and move towards a more positive and compassionate outlook.

Join us for an afternoon of quiet reflection as we close out 2023. So much of what meditation is can be understood by our relationship to intention. As this year ends and the next comes into view we will be holding a space for us to reflect on what has been and set light intentions for what is to come. 

Please bring along a poem that you find inspiring, and which you would be happy to share with the group. You will also need some paper and a pen for a simple writing exercise.

We will end with tea and cake – any edible contributions would be much appreciated!

To help us with our planning, please let us know if you would like to come by emailing:
At the Friends Meeting House 3 - 5pm , £6 entry

Kit   Led by Kit
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I need to have been coming?

The class is best suited for those who are familiar with the two meditation practices we teach (Mindfulness of Breathing and Mettā Bhāvanā) and are able to comfortably meditate for around 40 minutes with minimal instruction.

Do I need to book?

No, just turn up!

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

If coming on a pūjā night and you have not done it before, please let the class leader know so they can give an introduction.

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.

What does 'Sangha' mean?

The word Sangha means 'to bring together' into a group and is the general word for 'community' in both Pali and Sanskrit. In Buddhism it is primarily used to refer to the Buddhist community.

Where to Find Us

Join us at: Friends Meeting House 6 The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS