Sangha events

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

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Event List

Fri - Sun
23 - 25Sep
Men’s Lockerbrook Retreat
6:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Heart’s Release

“Meghiya, when the heart’s release is immature, five things conduce to its maturity. What five? Herein, Meghiya, a monk has a lovely intimacy, a lovely friendship, a lovely comradeship. When the heart’s release is immature this is the first thing that conduces to its maturity.”

‘The Heart’s Release’ is one of the ways the Buddha referred to the experience of Enlightenment, and the phrase can, perhaps, give us some sense of how it feels to begin to travel in that direction.

Over the weekend we will use the Meghiya Sutta as a springboard to explore some very practical advice the Buddha offered to lead to this Heart’s Release.

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend of Dharma practice with the men of the Sheffield sangha at Lockerbrook in the Peak District.

Details and Timings

The retreat will start with dinner at 6.30pm on the first evening, and finish at 2pm on the Sunday.

Please book below. This retreat is run on a dana basis.

Open to men who have completed our 12-week introductory course.

Fully booked? Email the office and we can add you to our waiting list. We’ll be in touch if a space comes up.

 

Bookings are closed for this event.

Mon
26 Sep
Early 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.

*** Morning meditations are no longer on Zoom ***

Tue
27 Sep
Early 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.

*** Morning meditations are no longer on Zoom ***

Tue
27 Sep
Sangha Night: Radical Reality
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Bodhinaga launches a new sangha night theme: Radical Reality

 

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

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Wed
28 Sep
Early 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.

*** Morning meditations are no longer on Zoom ***

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Sangha Night

Radical Reality

Come along to encounter the radical teachings of the Buddha – teachings which are immediately apparent, perennial, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be understood individually by the wise. Hear the Dharma that enables us see into the constantly changing nature of reality and free ourselves and others from suffering.

The Buddha’s teaching was not given to be convenient, comfortable or to fit in with the ways of the world. The Dharma gives us a radical take on how things are – be prepared to be challenged!

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
27 Sep
Sangha Night: Radical Reality
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Bodhinaga launches a new sangha night theme: Radical Reality

 

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

Tickets

Registration Information

Tue
4 Oct
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

The new theme ‘Radical Reality’ continues – More details to come.

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

Tickets

Registration Information

Tue
11 Oct
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

More details to come.

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

Tickets

Registration Information

Tue
18 Oct
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

More details to come.

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

Tickets

Registration Information

Tue
25 Oct
Sangha Night
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

More details to come.

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

Tickets

Registration Information

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Listen again to Sangha night talks

Bodhinaga launches a new sangha night theme: Radical Reality

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Vimalamati: How Right Livelihood helped found Sheffield Buddhist Centre

For 20th Anniversary of Sheffield Buddhist Centre, we interviewed Punyamala about the contribution of the Evolution shop Right Livelihood business in the founding of the Centre. Interview shown as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations, Sunday 11th September 2022.

Punyamala: Important factors in the founding of Sheffield Buddhist Centre

For 20th Anniversary of Sheffield Buddhist Centre, we interviewed Punyamala about important factors in the founding of the Centre. Interview shown as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebrations, Sunday 11th September 2022.

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
23 - 25Sep
Men’s Lockerbrook Retreat
6:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Heart’s Release

“Meghiya, when the heart’s release is immature, five things conduce to its maturity. What five? Herein, Meghiya, a monk has a lovely intimacy, a lovely friendship, a lovely comradeship. When the heart’s release is immature this is the first thing that conduces to its maturity.”

‘The Heart’s Release’ is one of the ways the Buddha referred to the experience of Enlightenment, and the phrase can, perhaps, give us some sense of how it feels to begin to travel in that direction.

Over the weekend we will use the Meghiya Sutta as a springboard to explore some very practical advice the Buddha offered to lead to this Heart’s Release.

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend of Dharma practice with the men of the Sheffield sangha at Lockerbrook in the Peak District.

Details and Timings

The retreat will start with dinner at 6.30pm on the first evening, and finish at 2pm on the Sunday.

Please book below. This retreat is run on a dana basis.

Open to men who have completed our 12-week introductory course.

Fully booked? Email the office and we can add you to our waiting list. We’ll be in touch if a space comes up.

 

Bookings are closed for this event.

Sun
2 Oct
Padmasambhava Day
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A magical festival evoking the bodhisattva Padmasambhava, the archetypal figure associated with wisdom, compassion, and transformation of our deepest energies.

1pm Shared Feast

2pm Story telling, meditation and Puja

4.30pm Tea

 

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Sat
22 Oct
Welcome Back! Two new Order members
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We are delighted and inspired to be welcoming back two new Order members.

The past few months have been a time of great transformation for two sangha members in particular.

In September, we sent off John Brierley and Mark Chipp for their ordination retreat at Padmaloka, where they will be ordained and will return as ???

Join us in celebrating them and this very significant life event with a puja, rejoicing and blessings. We will hear the meaning and significance of their names, as well as from the new Order members themselves.

This is an extremely important and auspicious occasion in the life of our Sangha and you are warmly invited to take part.

You are welcome to leave cards and gifts for the new Order members at the centre.

Sadhu!

Sat
29 Oct
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A ritualised reading of the ‘Great Liberation through Hearing’ text.
For Order Members and Mitras who have asked for ordination only.

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Sun
13 Nov
Sangha Day Festival
All Day

Come together with the whole sangha to celebrate the biggest festival in our calendar.

Open to anyone who has completed our 12-week Introductory Course

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Retreats Coming Up

Fri - Sun
23 - 25Sep
Men’s Lockerbrook Retreat
6:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Heart’s Release

“Meghiya, when the heart’s release is immature, five things conduce to its maturity. What five? Herein, Meghiya, a monk has a lovely intimacy, a lovely friendship, a lovely comradeship. When the heart’s release is immature this is the first thing that conduces to its maturity.”

‘The Heart’s Release’ is one of the ways the Buddha referred to the experience of Enlightenment, and the phrase can, perhaps, give us some sense of how it feels to begin to travel in that direction.

Over the weekend we will use the Meghiya Sutta as a springboard to explore some very practical advice the Buddha offered to lead to this Heart’s Release.

Deepen your practice and make friends on a weekend of Dharma practice with the men of the Sheffield sangha at Lockerbrook in the Peak District.

Details and Timings

The retreat will start with dinner at 6.30pm on the first evening, and finish at 2pm on the Sunday.

Please book below. This retreat is run on a dana basis.

Open to men who have completed our 12-week introductory course.

Fully booked? Email the office and we can add you to our waiting list. We’ll be in touch if a space comes up.

 

Bookings are closed for this event.

Fri - Sun
9 - 11Dec
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.

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

 

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Fri - Wed
13 - 18Jan
Mitra Meditation Retreat
All Day

Go deeper over 5 days with the Sangha in the beautiful realm of Adhisthana, all held by the magical teaching and presence of Jayagupta + team.

Friday 13th – Wednesday 18th January 2023

Please book below. This retreat is run on a dana basis.

Open to mitras and Order members.

Fully booked? Email the office and we can add you to our waiting list. We’ll be in touch if a space comes up.

 

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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.