Sangha events

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

Calendar

Event List

Thu
1 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 ***

Fri
2 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 ***

Fri
2 Sep
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.

Sat - Sun
3 - 4Sep
Wolf at the Door – Writing Weekend
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

A creative writing weekend inspired by Buddhist principles and practice, led by Satyagita and Dharmavadana

Imagination makes available and harmonises the different energies contained within us. Wolf at the Door offers a friendly and nurturing way of releasing this essential faculty. No writing experience necessary, just a willingness to take the path of the imagination in the company of experienced guides.

Everyone who has completed our 12-week introductory course is welcome.

Please note the weekend will be in person as long as circumstances allow.

 

There are only 18 places available on this weekend – so don’t delay!

 Bring vegan lunch to share.

 

Booking is essential. Because of the cumulative nature of the weekend, please also book for both days, not only for one. Essential guidance will be given first thing on the Saturday.

 

Plus! Satyagita and Dharmavadana will be running a poetry reading evening featuring Sheffield sangha poet Ananda, Saturday 7.00 – 9.00. Separate booking for this available.


Sat
3 Sep
A Night of Poetry with Ananda and friends
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A poetry reading night featuring Ananda

with Satyagita and Dharmavadana

Plus Open Mic

A night of poetry readings by Ananda to celebrate Wolf at the Door’s writing weekend at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Supported by Satyagita and Dharmavadana, the Wolf at the Door weekend’s leaders, with open mic slots and a Q&A session if time.

Ananda is not only the co-founder of Wolf at the Door, he is also the longest-standing Triratna Order member, ordained in 1968. As well as devoting himself to writing he has always encouraged others in their own creativity. He has now moved to Sheffield and this is a chance to hear his magical poems.

‘Always musical and revelling in poetry’s craft… direct, telling and poignant’
– Maitreyabandhu

Satyagita and Dharmavadana are long-time Wolf at the Door facilitators and also published writers.

There are four open mic slots too. Five minutes each. Sheffield sangha poets, please sign up!
We would love to hear from you. Please contact the office if you would like to read.

Everyone is welcome.


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Sangha Night

The Wheel, The Goal and The Spiral

Escape from the ultimate vicious circle, into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening.

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 – Join on Zoom from 7.20pm.

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

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

The Path and the Goal

Sanghagita expounds on the way out of the wheel and the goal at the end of the path: release from the ultimate vicious circle, into the complete freedom and fulfilment of Awakening. She draws on four key events in the story of the Buddha's Enlightenment, highlighting how we can bring these in our own practice.

Due to a mistake the recording ends before the end of the talk - sorry!

Dharma talk given on Sangha Night at Sheffield Buddhist Centre 28.06.22.

Mind Reactive and Creative

Vadanya touches on the essence of Buddhism – the mind and its two modes.

Three Short Talks – How I Got Out

Three sangha members (Pretti, Emma and Pranjahridaya) each give a talk on their personal experience of being stuck in one of the realms and how they got out.

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

Retreats Coming Up

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.