Spiritual Friendship is the Whole of the Spiritual Life
Join us in-person or online as we come together in large numbers to mark and celebrate the Sangha jewel in our lives, in one of the biggest festivals of the Buddhist year. There will be talks, ritual, meditation and a shared meal The day will also see the return of our famous skills auction.
Who is the Event for?
It's suitable for anyone with experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and open to Buddhist ritual. Please get in touch if you're not sure. • Sanghadhara and Satyamuni’s one-minute video invitation to Sangha Day
The Centre will be closed apart from this festival. We’d love to see you for the whole day, but come to what you can. Please arrive a few minutes before each session you want to come to
10 am: Arrive from now to meet, relax, settle in with a drink 10.30: Welcome and introduction to Sangha Day by Satyamuni 10.40: Jataka Tale – Four Harmonious Friends – told by the families group, followed by reflection on gratitude 11.30: Break 11.50: Gratitude meditation led by Buddhasevaka. Alternative space for children and families in Vajra Hall 12.30: Lunch – quiet space available in library and meeting room. Please bring vegan food to share for lunch - doesn't need to be elaborate - or support one of the local cafés or takeaways 1.30: Sangha Day talk by Sanghadhara. We are our relationships – the Sangha Jewel as Truth 2.15: Silent leg stretch 2.25: Unveiling of Refuge Tree image for the Lotus Hall and dedication – Suryaka and Vishangka 2.45:Tea break, then discussion in small groups 3.45: Break 4 pm: Skills auction led by Alison, Maria and Vajranistha 5.30: End
• Our online events are friendly and participative, often with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can! • If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there may be a sudden problem at our end • If you have any accessibility needs that might stop you from attending our zoom sessions, do get in touch with us at email@example.com. We'll do what we can to remove any accessibility barriers • Meeting ID: 897 2441 3680. The passcode is 261123 Take me to Sangha Day
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