Sangha events

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

We’ve been reviewing this regularly, balancing the spiritual and psychological benefits of meeting in person with the wish to reduce the risks of catching Covid at the Centre. After carrying out a risk assessment we have agreed that the following precautions.

We will:

  1. Use ‘purge ventilation’ to refresh the air in the Great Hall by opening doors before and after events.
  2. Encourage the wearing of masks in enclosed spaces such as the corridors, tea room and toilets and when in close contact with others.
  3. Encourage taking a lateral flow test before coming to the Centre.
  4. We ask people continue to regularly wash their hands and to use hand sanitiser when they enter and leave the building.

 

15.10.21

Calendar

Event List

Thu
9 Dec
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the sangha in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations.

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

*** You can now join Morning Meditation through Zoom! ***

For a limited time, morning meditations will also be live on Zoom for you to join. Log in before 7am to hear the bells straight from the Great Hall every weekday morning.

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88363873849?pwd=T3hVTWYvd2xsNURLZ2docGU1UGVWUT09
Passcode: awake

Fri
10 Dec
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the sangha in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations.

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

*** You can now join Morning Meditation through Zoom! ***

For a limited time, morning meditations will also be live on Zoom for you to join. Log in before 7am to hear the bells straight from the Great Hall every weekday morning.

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88363873849?pwd=T3hVTWYvd2xsNURLZ2docGU1UGVWUT09
Passcode: awake

Fri - Sun
10 - 12Dec
Sangha Retreat
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dukes Barn Sangha Retreat

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend with the Sangha at Duke’s Barn in the Peak District.

Please book below.

Weekend residential retreats have become a bit unpredictable of late, providing the current Covid guidelines remain the same the plan is to use Dukes Barn as we would have done in pre-covid times. This includes sleeping in shared dorms and creating the shrine room in the village hall next door. Masks and social distancing will not be required on the retreat. We will ask you to take a lateral flow test three days before the retreat starts and before leaving home on the day of the retreat.

We are reaching our maximum capacity (40 people + team) so please let us know if you can no longer make it.

We will be setting up a Slack channel for sharing information closer to the time, so do make sure you have access to Slack.

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

 

 

Bookings are closed for this event.

Fri
10 Dec
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.

Mon
13 Dec
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the sangha in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations.

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

*** You can now join Morning Meditation through Zoom! ***

For a limited time, morning meditations will also be live on Zoom for you to join. Log in before 7am to hear the bells straight from the Great Hall every weekday morning.

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88363873849?pwd=T3hVTWYvd2xsNURLZ2docGU1UGVWUT09
Passcode: awake

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Sangha Night

The Great Way

This series of talks takes us into the figures and symbols of the Five Buddha mandala.

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).

‘Hybrid’ Sangha Night

In person – booking is optional, you can do this by clicking the event titles on this page.

Online – The Zoom room will be available from 7.15pm.

 

Programme

6.30pm – 7.30pm Shared Meal

7.30pm – 8.10pm Dharma Talk

8.10pm – 8.40pm Discussion groups

8.40pm – 9.00pm Tea Break

9.05pm – 9.35pm Meditation

Coming up at Sangha Night

Tue
14 Dec
Light in Darkness
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

A seasonal story and sevenfold puja to bring light at this darkest time of the year.

This sangha night series takes us through the stages of the sevenfold puja – seven attitudes leading to Enlightenment.

Join Sangha Night in-person or online for an evening of talks followed by discussion and meditation.

 


Tue
21 Dec
Sangha Night
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

More details to come.

 


Tue
28 Dec
Sangha Night
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

More details to come.

 


Slack is a simple way for all the Sangha to stay connected and to find out about upcoming events and Centre news.

Contact us to sign up.

Listen again to Sangha night talks

A Great Feast of Delight

Satyajyoti takes an epic perspective at the culmination of the sevenfold puja.

This sangha night series takes us through the stages of the sevenfold puja – seven attitudes leading to Enlightenment.

Join Sangha Night in-person or online for an evening of talks followed by discussion and meditation.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Sangha Night 7.12.21

Wisdom from Beyond

What is wisdom and how, or from who, does it come to us? Bodhinaga takes us through the attitude of entreaty and supplication before giving us a flash of the Heart Sutra.

This sangha night series takes us through the stages of the sevenfold puja – seven attitudes leading to Enlightenment.

Join Sangha Night in-person or online for an evening of talks followed by discussion and meditation.

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Sangha Night 30.11.21

A message from Vadanya

https://www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org/generosity/
Generosity is the radical principle upon which we build our Sangha.

Generosity is of fundamental importance in Buddhism and our aim is to inspire a living culture of generosity throughout the sangha. The Sheffield Buddhist Centre is built upon the open-handed generosity of hundreds of people.

We always share the Buddha’s teachings completely free of charge, this includes residential retreats.

The flow of generosity and abundance is a key aspect of being part of a Sangha, each of us making our contribution in our own way to the best of our ability.

Give to Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Everyone is free to use the Centre, with no ‘should’ attached. This is made possible by the generosity of those who support the centre through a standing order or one-off donations.

Regular Giving
Standing orders from sangha members form the backbone of our generosity economy and allow the sangha to function in the way it does. If you have an income and would like to play your part in making the centre viable, please do think seriously about either taking out a standing order or increasing your existing donation.
https://www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org/generosity/

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

Fri - Sun
10 - 12Dec
Sangha Retreat
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dukes Barn Sangha Retreat

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend with the Sangha at Duke’s Barn in the Peak District.

Please book below.

Weekend residential retreats have become a bit unpredictable of late, providing the current Covid guidelines remain the same the plan is to use Dukes Barn as we would have done in pre-covid times. This includes sleeping in shared dorms and creating the shrine room in the village hall next door. Masks and social distancing will not be required on the retreat. We will ask you to take a lateral flow test three days before the retreat starts and before leaving home on the day of the retreat.

We are reaching our maximum capacity (40 people + team) so please let us know if you can no longer make it.

We will be setting up a Slack channel for sharing information closer to the time, so do make sure you have access to Slack.

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

 

 

Bookings are closed for this event.

Sat
18 Dec
Monthly YUBS Event
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Young (Under 35) Buddhists Sheffield Event.

Join us for Dharma, discussion and ritual.

If you didn’t attend the first parts of this 3-part series that’s fine, each evening works as a stand-alone event.

Shared meal 6.30pm | Main event 7.30pm – 9.30pm followed by tea bar

Facilitated by the YUBS team – Cesca, Issy, Emma, Owen, Pretti, Edward and Aryadasa

Here’s the trailer for the series in case you missed it…

More details and poster coming up on the YUBS Slack channel. Not on Slack yet? Email the centre and we’ll send you a link, or contact aryadasa@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org for more information.

 

Fri - Wed
14 - 19Jan
The Heart of Mindfulness – Mitra Retreat – Adhisthana
All Day


Regular Events on at the moment

Regular Events

Information on what’s on every week at the Buddhist Centre. Please check the Calendar during holidays, timings may vary.

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.