Weekly & Fortnightly
Dharma study for those wanting to explore Buddhism in more depth.
Currently takes place on Zoom.
Our regular Sangha Evenings are held in-person at Sholden Hall on Wednesdays from 7-9pm. (In Buddhism Sangha means ‘community’).
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 occasional online weeks) in our regular mailings. If you would like to receive our email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also consider following our Triratna East Kent Buddhist Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148699268982875/
Please note - we are no longer running a regular monthly Zoom session, and on the first Wednesday of each month there will be no Sangha Evening at Sholden Village Hall.
We are hoping that people will take the initiative and organise a more informal event for people to attend on that first Wednesday eg a walk, a short meditation on the beach or meeting in someone's house or to attend events in Margate or Canterbury.
Our Future Sangha Evenings:
On the first Wednesday of each month there will be no Sangha Evening at Sholden Village Hall.
We are hoping that people will take the initiative and organise a more informal event for that first Wednesday, so please email email@example.com if you wish to organise something. Thank you.
Friday 8th December:
Danapriya is hosting a Men’s Event.
Click here for details.
Wednesday 13th December:
Vidyanadi is hosting an evening on the Winter Solstice & pausing.
“We are in between what is collapsing and what is emerging. The dark night of transition. The trapeze artist in the middle of the air. So what do we do? We practice. We practice so that we do not dim the light on what is emerging. So that we may live in uncertainty with equanimity.”
I love this quote from Larry Ward. It nods to the unrest and war that is happening outside as well as to the liminal in between time of nature that are the darkest nights of the winter solstice and our wish for the returning of the light.
This time of year calls on us to pause, to settle and indeed to practice. It asks us to stop the headlong rushing ahead to notice what is going on within and not just without.
This week we will have a beautiful three part forgiveness meditation and a ritual of letting go, practiced with the intention of making a clearing within for peace to arise that we can carry out as light into the dark nights.
Wednesday 20th December:
Maddava is hosting an end of year Sangha. Please note there will not be a Sangha Evening on Wednesday 27/12/23 or Wednesday 03/01/24.
When meeting online, we use this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2432431990
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:
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.
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.
No, just turn up!
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.
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org