Sangha events

Sangha events are open to anyone who has completed our Introductory Course.

Calendar

Event List

Fri
3 Feb
Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the sangha in the Red Shrine Room for weekday morning meditations.

It is an un-led meditation practice;  metta bhavana and mindfulness of breathing on alternate days.

Please arrive a few minutes early to get set up. Open to everyone familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana meditation practices.

Fri
3 Feb
Friday Night Meditation – Zoom only
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jayagupta leads a double meditation every Friday 7.30pm – 9pm on Zoom

Follow the zoom link.

Sun
5 Feb
Monthly Morning of Meditation
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Take your practice deeper on the first of these monthly mornings led by Dharmajivana.

Booking not required.

Open to everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course.

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Mon
6 Feb
Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the sangha in the Red Shrine Room for weekday morning meditations.

It is an un-led meditation practice;  metta bhavana and mindfulness of breathing on alternate days.

Please arrive a few minutes early to get set up. Open to everyone familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana meditation practices.

Tue
7 Feb
Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the sangha in the Red Shrine Room for weekday morning meditations.

It is an un-led meditation practice;  metta bhavana and mindfulness of breathing on alternate days.

Please arrive a few minutes early to get set up. Open to everyone familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana meditation practices.

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Sangha Night

Wisdom Beyond Words

 

An evening of talks, discussion, meditation and ritual exploring the current Sangha night theme. Sangha night is open to those who have completed our Introductory Course (not suitable for newcomers).

A New Way to Connect Online with Sangha Night

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the talk as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

You can also enter an unled Zoom room after the talk for an informal discussion. You can access this room using the link or the the details below. Again, these details will remain the same each week.

Meeting ID: 487 910 136
Passcode: 220600

Programme

6.30pm – 7.30pm Shared Meal

7.30pm – 8.10pm Dharma Talk

8.15pm – 8.45pm Discussion groups

8.45pm – 9.15pm Tea Break

9.15pm – 9.45pm Meditation

Coming up at Sangha Night

Tue
7 Feb
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

The limits of reason 1: Nagarjuna and the wisdom of the beyond.

This week Bodhinaga will be exploring Nagarjuna and the wisdom of the beyond in his talk The limits of reason 1.

Connect Online Sangha Night

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the talk as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

You can also enter an unled Zoom room after the talk for an informal discussion. You can access this room using the link or the the details below. Again, these details will remain the same each week.

Meeting ID: 487 910 136
Passcode: 220600

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Tue
14 Feb
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Pointing beyond: excerpts from the Prajnaparamita

This week Paranita will be exploring the Prajnaparamita.

Connect Online Sangha Night

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the talk as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

You can also enter an unled Zoom room after the talk for an informal discussion. You can access this room using the link or the the details below. Again, these details will remain the same each week.

Meeting ID: 487 910 136
Passcode: 220600

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Tue
21 Feb
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

The heart of perfect wisdom.

This week Vadanya will continue the current theme of Buddhist Wisdom Teachings with a talk about the heart of perfect wisdom.

Connect Online Sangha Night

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the talk as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

You can also enter an unled Zoom room after the talk for an informal discussion. You can access this room using the link or the the details below. Again, these details will remain the same each week.

Meeting ID: 487 910 136
Passcode: 220600

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Tue
28 Feb
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Tonight we have three short talks from people in the sangha telling us about what the heart sutra means to them.

Connect Online Sangha Night

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the talk as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

You can also enter an unled Zoom room after the talk for an informal discussion. You can access this room using the link or the the details below. Again, these details will remain the same each week.

Meeting ID: 487 910 136
Passcode: 220600

Tickets

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Tue
7 Mar
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

The Yogacara and ‘ mind only’.

Prajnahridaya continues our wisdom beyond words theme with a talk; The Yogacara and ‘ mind only’.

Connect Online Sangha Night

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the talk as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

You can also enter an unled Zoom room after the talk for an informal discussion. You can access this room using the link or the the details below. Again, these details will remain the same each week.

Meeting ID: 487 910 136
Passcode: 220600

Tickets

Registration Information

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Listen again to Sangha night talks

Sangha NIght

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Led reflection on interconnectedness – Sanghagita

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Sangha night

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Special Events

We run events of many sorts for people at all levels of commitment – short retreats, study of Buddhist texts, meditative ‘sesshins’ and occasional arts activities like singing workshops. 

We also celebrate the major festivals of the Buddhist calendar: 

Special Events coming up

Sun
12 Feb
Parinirvana Day Festival
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On the afternoon of Sunday 12th February we will celebrate Parinirvana Day to commemorate those close to us who have died, and to celebrate the final passing of the Buddha into Nirvana.

A central part of the festival ritual is the reading of the names (and dates if known) of those who have died.  In preparation for the festival, please email us the name (and date) of anyone you know personally who has died in the last year who you’d like to be remembered. Please do bring in a photo or commemorative offering to put on the shrine or you could send us a photo attached to your e-mail.

 

We hope to see you there for our first festival of the year.

Open to everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course.

Fri - Sun
21 - 23Apr
Lockerbrook Sangha Retreat
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sangha Retreat at Lockerbrook

5pm Friday 21st – 3.30pm Sunday 23rd April

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend with the Sangha at the beautiful Lockerbrook barn in the Peak District.

Please book below.

We’re looking forward to being back on retreat together!

Open to everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course.

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Retreats Coming Up

Fri - Sun
21 - 23Apr
Lockerbrook Sangha Retreat
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sangha Retreat at Lockerbrook

5pm Friday 21st – 3.30pm Sunday 23rd April

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend with the Sangha at the beautiful Lockerbrook barn in the Peak District.

Please book below.

We’re looking forward to being back on retreat together!

Open to everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course.

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Retreats

Deepen your practice and make friends on retreat with the Sangha.

Please book through the event pages.

Jordana

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.

Aryadasa

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.

Buddhist Artefacts

Suitable for all Key Stages A fun activity for all ages. Explore a range of traditional Buddhist artefacts. Can you guess what they might be used for? Pupils and teachers love the hands-on approach of this game.

Ethics and Kamra

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.  

The Life of the Buddha

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.

The Three Jewels

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.

Stilling Activity

Very popular with both students and teachers, this exercise will give you a taste of what it’s like to meditate.