Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm
Regulars Night is a drop-in class where those who have attended an Introductory Course, or completed the cycle of topics on Newcomers Night, can deepen their understanding of Buddhism and Meditation.
The evening is usually made up of two halves. In the first half, we present an aspect of Buddhism through talks, videos or readings followed by an opportunity for discussion. Occasionally there will be meditation workshops and talks by visiting Triratna Order Members.
After a short tea break, where you can get to know other regulars, we end the evening with a period of meditation.
Every month, when there isn’t a festival, there will be an evening which starts with meditation and is followed by a puja, a Buddhist devotional practice.
|23 July||The Noble Eightfold Path and Right Vision||Akashagarbha|
|30 July||Right Emotion: The Brahma Viharas||Akashagarbha|
|6 August||Right Emotion: Imagination||Akashagarbha|
|13 August||Meditation and Puja||Achalamuni|
|20 August||Right Speech||Amalaratna|
|27 August||Right Action||Akashagarbha|
|3 September||Send off for Prue and Sam||Saradarshini|
|10 September||Te Reo description/ Farewell Malcolm / Practice||Saradarshini|
|17 September||Right Livelihood||Akashagarbha|
|24 September||Right Effort||Achalamuni|
|1 October||Right Awareness||Akashagarbha|
|8 October||Padmasambhava Festival||Asangamati & Suryagita|
|15 October||Welcome back for Prue and Sam||Saradarshini|
|22 October||Climate Action||Akasamati|
|29 October||Rejoicing in Sangharakshita||Akashagarbha|
|5 November||Right Meditation||Amalaratna|
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I need to have been coming?
The class is best suited for those who have attended an entire series (or most of a series) on Newcomers Night or have completed an Introductory Course.
I can’t make it to any of the introductory classes, can I come to this class instead?
Since the meditation practice is usually without instruction, and the topics covered are quite in depth, this class is not well suited for newcomers.
Is it okay to join in the middle of the series?
Absolutely. Though of course you’ll get those most out of the class by attending the whole series, there’s no need to wait until the start of the next series if you want to start coming.
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, 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.