Sangha Evening

Sangha Evening

Our regular Sangha Evenings are held in-person at Sholden Hall every Wednesday from 7-9pm. (In Buddhism Sangha means ‘community’). We also meet on the first Wednesday of the month on Zoom from 7-9pm instead of in-person. 

Our Sangha Evenings are suitable for people who know the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana Meditations.

We usually have a lightly led meditation and a talk. Once a month we include a pūjā (ritual). There is also a chance each week for a cuppa and a catch up at the break!

We announce our weekly events along with our Zoom code (for online weeks) in our regular mailings. If you would like to receive our email contact:

Please also consider following our Triratna East Kent Buddhist Facebook Group:

How To Join

When meeting online, we use this Zoom link:

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, either:

  • Click here to join
  • If you have downloaded the app, open it and enter the meeting ID 243-243-1990
  • Go to and enter the meeting ID 243-243-1990

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join or open the app and enter the meeting ID 243-243-1990.


Date Subject
28 September A practice night in person TBA. A Padmasambhava puja.

Date Subject
5 October Taramani on Zoom: Working with our negative mental states.

Date Subject
12 October The first module of the Sikkha course: Not About Being Good led by Maddava & Prajnasisya.

Date Subject
19 October Danapriya gives his talk: Why Meditate?

Date Subject
26 October TBA.
More questions? Get in touch

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

When meeting in person we meet at Sholden Village Hall. One Wednesday per month we meet on Zoom instead of in-person. If you would like to know more about this then please email: