Sangha events

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

Calendar

Event List

Tue
29 Nov
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
29 Nov
Mitra Ceremonies
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 as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

YouTube Livestream

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Wed
30 Nov
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.

Thu
1 Dec
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
2 Dec
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

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
29 Nov
Mitra Ceremonies
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 as it is live streamed on our YouTube channel using the link provided below. The link will remain the same each week.

YouTube Livestream

Tickets

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Tue
6 Dec
Sangha Night – We’re not all equal
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Our current theme ‘Radical Reality’ continues

Paranita will be talking this evening, the title of her talk will be ‘We’re not all equal’

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!

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

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Tue
13 Dec
Sangha Night – It’s simple really!
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Our current theme ‘Radical Reality’ continues with a talk from Bodhinaga

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!

Tonight Bodhinaga will be talking, the title of his talk will be ‘It’s simple really!’

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

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Tue
20 Dec
Sangha Night – Vadanya tells a seasonal tale…
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Vadanya tells a seasonal tale…

Our current theme ‘Radical Reality’ continues with a talk from Vadanya.

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!

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
27 Dec
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

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

Sangha Night – Mitra Ceremonies

Rejoicings and mitra ceremonies held at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Sangha Night: The Individual is a Myth – Padmavajra

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Sangha Night: Less is more – and more is less

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

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!

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
4 Dec
Neurodiverse Day Retreat
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

A day for people in the Sangha who are neurodiverse. Bring an object, quote or piece of Dharma that is key to your practice.
The aim of doing this is so the environment, plan of the day and input is neurodiverse friendly to allow people to access and engage well in the day.

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Sun
4 Dec
Film Screening: Alfoxton, A Renovating Virtue
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Director and Alfoxton community member Hartley Woolf’s affecting and poetic documentary captures a year in the life of the Triratna Buddhist community who have taken on the ambitious task of renovating the dilapidated estate of Alfoxton Park.

Once home to William and Dorothy Wordsworth, the community’s vision is to run the house as an arts and meditation retreat centre. Following the seasons, the film reveals the changes in the land and the building project, whilst weaving connections between the poetry of the Romantics, physical work and spiritual practice.

Join us for a screening of the film followed by a Q&A session with Hartley and Jayaraja from Alfoxton to hear about life living and working together.

Read more about Alfoxton here: https://www.alfoxtonpark.org.uk/

This event is open to everyone – bring your friends!

Fri - Sun
9 - 11Dec
Sangha Retreat [waiting list only]
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dukes Barn Sangha Retreat

5pm Friday 9th – 3.30pm Sunday 11th December

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!

*Fully booked* – waiting list only – sign up below

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Wed
21 Dec
Winter Solstice Celebration
All Day

Come and join us marking the turning of the year and the return of the sun by creating and walking a spiral of light. This magical celebration is open to all ages but please book your place.

Bring a small apple for each person attending and please note that we are unable to admit latecomers.

Details to be confirmed.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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 Coming Up

Fri - Sun
9 - 11Dec
Sangha Retreat [waiting list only]
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dukes Barn Sangha Retreat

5pm Friday 9th – 3.30pm Sunday 11th December

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!

*Fully booked* – waiting list only – sign up below

Tickets

Ticket Type Spaces
Standard Ticket
Waiting List

Registration Information

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.

 

Tickets

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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.