Sangha events

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

From Friday 10 December 2021 we are required by the UK government to wear face coverings at the Centre, (except when eating and drinking)  so please come prepared with your face covering.  We will have spare masks available at the entrances as well.  We also request that you take a lateral flow test two or three times a week as recommended by the government.

13.12.2021

Calendar

Event List

Thu
21 Apr
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
22 Apr
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 - Sun
22 - 24Apr
Sangha Retreat
7:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lockerbrook Sangha Retreat

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

Please book below.

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

 

 


Fri
22 Apr
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
25 Apr
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

Light in the Dark

Life lets us down. This series of talks we’ll explore how the Dharma gives us tools that go beyond the ups and downs of samsara – life as it is usually lived.

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

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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

Kshanti – Solid Like A Mountain

Sangha Night 30.11.21

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.

It’s Just A Story

Our ideas of what is desirable or undesirable are mainly just stories, based on the 8 Worldly Winds. Special guest Subhadramati offers another perspective.

Samsara is full of surprises. It won’t do what we want. In the end it always lets us down.

In this series of sangha night talks we’ll explore how the Dharma gives us tools that go beyond the ups and downs of samsara, through:
The wisdom approach
The heroic approach
The compassionate approach
And….
The hardcore (or hardline) approach

Talk given at Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Sangha Night 11.01.22

A Seasonal Story

Vadanya tells a seasonal story with a Dharmic perspective.

Dharma talk given on Tuesday 21st December, 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

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.