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. We ask Sangha members attending the Centre to bear in mind that other Sangha members may feel concern about the spread of Covid. 
  3. Encourage having a lateral flow test before coming to the Centre.
  4. Ask all Sangha members to continue to regularly wash their hands and to use hand sanitiser when they enter and leave the building and before handling food.
  5. Ask Sangha members not to come to the Centre if they feel unwell, have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has had a positive test.

15.10.21

Calendar

Event List

Fri
5 Nov
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
8 Nov
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

Tue
9 Nov
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

Tue
9 Nov
Mitra Ceremonies
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Tonight at Sangha Night, come and celebrate with the folks who will become Mitras in a moving ceremony, full of joy and colour.

Book to attend in-person in the Great Hall, or log on to Zoom in the usual way to witness them making this commitment.

As is tradition we are collecting cards and gifts for the new mitras.

Shared meal from 6.30pm

Main event from 7.30pm

 


Wed
10 Nov
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

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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

Growing the Spiritual Community

Keynote talk given by Dharmamayi at the day for all mitras on the 25.9.21 on growing the spiritual community, at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Connecting with Beauty

Bodhinaga will explore how we can prepare the mind to receive the honoured guest – through connecting with beauty.

Attitudes of Enlightenment

We embark on a new series of talks, kicked off by Vandanya talking about the Attitudes of Enlightenment.

In this series of Sangha Night talks we enter more deeply into Buddhist ritual and devotion, exploring the seven-fold puja.

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

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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.