Come along and celebrate Sangha Day, one of the biggest events of the year, appreciating the joys of spiritual friendship and the vital mutual responsiveness that makes our sangha glow.
Including the legendary pantomime (oh yes it is), a vote to decide how we give away all the £££thousands raised by us over the year, and the big sangha day puja including an opportunity to ritually re-dedicate your commitment to the Three Jewels, whether you are a Mitra, a mitra training for ordination or an Order member.
The day begins with families activities from 10.30am – 12.30pm: fun on a theme of interconnectedness which includes planting a tree from seed and decorating leaves with people who are important and hanging on our blossom tree, as well as a story/ritual in the red shrine room.
1pm Shared Feast
2pm The Sangha Day Panto
3pm Tea Break
3.30pm Hustings Vote
4.15pm Sangha Day Puja
If you can only come to one thing, come to the puja!
Open to everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course.
Bookings are closed for this event.
I first became interested in Buddhism as a teenager from a chance encounter with a book found in my school library. I was immediately struck by how Buddhism taught that I could change how I experience the world and that I could grow as a person. However, it wasn’t until many years later at the Sheffield Buddhist centre, that I began to commit myself fully to Buddhist practice as I saw that practicing Buddhist teachings was having a very positive impact on my life and on the lives of others.
I was delighted to join the Still Learning Team in November 2018. My previous work has been as a teacher and as an artist and I feel privileged to be able to bring those skills together with my passion for Buddhism in order to teach children and young people about Buddhism.
I first came into contact with Buddhism in my final year of university when I attended an introductory course at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. I was instantly captivated by the revolutionary yet practical nature of the Dharma (teachings of the Buddha).
I began to meditate and apply Buddhism into my daily life and found that it actually worked! I had started to view the world differently and in a way that made me happier. I gained great confidence by this and became a committed Buddhist practitioner soon afterwards.
I enjoy sharing with others what I have learnt and how Buddhism has transformed me so I was delighted to join the Still Learning team in October 2013.
We have a range of exercises and activities, depending on ages and ability levels, exploring Buddhist ethics and their implications for how we might live as Buddhists.
How did the Buddha become the Buddha? Who was he before? What is enlightenment?
An understanding of the Buddha’s life story is an indispensable introduction to the religion. We draw out the key aspects using a beautiful painting that depicts the different events from the story.
We often theme our tours and visits around the Three Jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, the Dhamra and the Sangha. Find out why the Three Jewels are common and central to all schools of Buddhism.