Class schedule

We meet every Wednesday from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm for our Sangha Night (Community Night) at the Quaker Meeting House, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds. For more detailed instructions on how to find us please see the Contact us page.

Everyone is welcome to come along, whatever their level of experience. The class format is usually meditation followed by a talk or discussion on an aspect of Buddhist practice. If you are new to meditation we can offer full instruction and support.

Although our evenings do follow a coherent programme, each evening is self contained, so it is not necessary to have attended previous evenings in the programme – come along any time.

The classes are by donation. To cover our costs we would suggest you give £5 if you can. However, if you cannot afford that amount, for whatever reason, then please do not let that stop you coming along – we would be very pleased to meet you!

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Programme for autumn 2018 

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19th September – It’s a special evening this Wednesday!

After a simple introduction to Buddhist meditation, we will be holding a Mitra ceremony. This is a traditional ritual that marks the commitment of an individual to living their life according to the principles of Buddhism.

Tamara has been coming along to our classes for over a year, involving herself in the life of the Triratna Bury St Edmunds sangha, and has decided this is a step she really wants to take.

It should be a joyful, celebratory occasion, and everyone and anyone is welcome. Even if you haven’t been to our classes before, please feel free to come along and find out what we are about!

 

Monday, 24th September – Padmasambhava Puja at Vajrasana

See the Calendar of events page here for details of our Puja evenings.

 

26th September – Sangha Bytes

Members of the sangha share their experience of aspects of spiritual practice.

 

3rd October – Mindfulness: sitting like a mountain

 

Monday, 8th October – Chanting Evening (see the Calendar of Events page for details)

 

10th October – Mindfulness: being alive

 

17th October – Mindfulness: breathing into life

 

24th October – Metta 

The practice of cultivating loving-kindness

 

31st October – Karuna

The practice of cultivating compassion

 

7th November – Mudita

The practice of cultivating sympathetic joy

 

14th November – Upeksha

The practice of cultivating equanimity

 

21st November – Meditation practice night

 

Sunday, 25th November – Sangha Day

A day retreat. Further details, including venue and times, to follow.

 

28th November – Questions and answers

A chance to ask the Order members any questions you may have about meditation or Buddhism.

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