Open Night

Open Night

Starting at 7:00 pm we explore an aspect of Buddhism through talks, videos or readings followed by an opportunity for discussion. Occasionally there will be meditation workshops or talks by visiting Triratna Order Members. 

After a short break we end the evening with a period of meditation however sometimes this order is reversed with meditation first.

The evenings finish at 9.00 pm. 

Once a month, when there isn’t a festival, the evening will start with meditation and is followed by a pūjā, a Buddhist devotional practice.

Suggested Donation: $15 / $10 / $5   Donate here.

 

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Programme

January, February, March 2023

Date Topic Presenter
10 January 2023 Opening night puja & introducing 2023 theme “Beneficial Activity” Saradarshini
17 January 2023 The Sangha Jewel - inspiration and practice Saddhavati
24 January 2023 Talk on Gratitude (The Finest Flower) Akasahagarbha
31 January Imagery of Trees in Buddhism David Litchfeild
7 February Dipping into the Pali Canon Achalamuni
14 February Parinirvana festival Festivals team
21 February The Four Sangrahavastus, Building Community Jnanadhara (WBC President visiting from Ireland)
28 February Eight Verses for Training the Mind - Cherishing All Beings. Aryagita
7 March Eight Verses for Training the Mind - Watching Our Mind. Aryagita
14 March Eight Verses for Training the Mind - Taking Difficulties Onto the Path. Aryagita
21 March Eight Verses for Training the Mind - Developing a New Mind Aryagita
28 March Awareness through drawing Achalamuni
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No you do not need to be a Buddhist. The class is suitable for people who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism and also those with some familiarity with Buddhism and meditation.

How much does the class cost?

We don’t charge for our classes, 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 suggested amount, is $5 to $15. Everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.

We can take donations by card or cash.

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that engages our emotions and imaginations through the use of colour, beauty and celebration.

To feel fully and vibrantly alive, we need to be engaged with all the different aspects and levels of our being.

The Team

Achalamuni
Achalamuni
David
David
Dennis
Dennis
Jnanamudra
Jnanamudra
Kathleen
Kathleen

Where to Find Us

We're upstairs at 6-8 Broomhedge St, just off Adelaide Rd. There is plenty of parking outside the centre (you can ignore the private parking signs as the other tenants only use the spaces during work hours).