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!
Programme for summer/autumn 2018
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Our founder’s story
Over the following three weeks we will be exploring stories from the life of our founder, the venerable Urgyen Sangharakshita, in the run-up to a celebration of his life, roughly timed to coincide with his 93rd birthday.
8th August – Searching for the truth
The start of Sangharakshita’s spiritual journey
Tuesday, 14th August – Friends of Vajrasana gardening day (see the Calendar of events page here for details)
15th August – Sitting at the feet of his teachers
Life in Kalimpong
22nd August – Coming back to Britain
A Dharma revolution
29th August – 108-year Puja
Celebrating the life of our founder
5th September – What is ritual?
12th September – What is devotion?
19th September – Who is Padmasambhava?
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
10th October – Mindfulness: being alive
17th October – Mindfulness: breathing into life
24th October – Metta
The practice of cultivating loving-kindness
31 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.