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The government has confirmed Step 4 of the Roadmap will proceed on Monday 19th July at which point the majority of Covid restrictions will end, and guidance will emphasise personal responsibility.

We are really looking forward to the benefits of using the building fully again.

Changes to in-person events at the Buddhist centre.

  • Masks and social distancing – These will no longer be required by law, although you may wish to continue to wear a face covering and would be welcome to do so. We are waiting for guidance from the government for Places of Worship, but it is possible that we might ask you to consider wearing a mask when there are very large numbers at an event, or where particularly vulnerable people are attending. This will remain optional.
  • Restrictions on group size for events & mitra study will be lifted.
  • Booking to attend events will no longer be essential.

 

The next few weeks

Our aim is to make this transition as smooth as possible for everyone, understanding that some will feel cautious about returning to in-person events inside and others might not be able to for health reasons.

Our rooms will be set up with some space between the chairs and cushions, and where possible we will continue to leave the doors and windows open to improve ventilation.  

To avoid crowding inside the Buddhist Centre we will continue to set up the tea station and any shared food outside, and during events the covered outside spaces will continue to be available to help avoid crowding.

19.07.21

Calendar

Event List

Tue - Tue
7 - 7Sep
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the men’s community in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations. Please book if you would like to reserve a place, or you can drop in as it’s unlikely that we will reach our social distanced capacity.

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.

*** 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

In person meditation in the Great hall is still available.

Tue - Tue
7 - 7Sep
Sangha Night
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

More details to come.

 


Wed - Wed
8 - 8Sep
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the men’s community in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations. Please book if you would like to reserve a place, or you can drop in as it’s unlikely that we will reach our social distanced capacity.

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.

*** 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

In person meditation in the Great hall is still available.

Thu - Thu
9 - 9Sep
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the men’s community in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations. Please book if you would like to reserve a place, or you can drop in as it’s unlikely that we will reach our social distanced capacity.

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.

*** 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

In person meditation in the Great hall is still available.

Fri - Fri
10 - 10Sep
Early Morning Meditation
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join the men’s community in the Great Hall for weekday morning meditations. Please book if you would like to reserve a place, or you can drop in as it’s unlikely that we will reach our social distanced capacity.

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.

*** 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

In person meditation in the Great hall is still available.

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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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Listen again to Sangha night talks

Creating Abundance

Maitrivasin introduces us to Ratnasambhava, ‘the Jewel-born’, the yellow Buddha of the southern realm.

In this series of Sangha Night talks we explore the figures and symbols of the Five Buddha mandala, learning how these archetypes help us to develop the qualities of the Bodhisattva.

Join Sangha Night in-person or online for an evening of talks followed by discussion and meditation.

Sheffield Buddhist Centre - Sangha Night 27.7.21

It Is What It Is

It Is What It Is - Prajnasri continues our meeting with the Buddha Akshobya with a talk on Ksanti – the ability to stay in a positive mental state, whatever comes.

In this series of Sangha Night talks we explore the figures and symbols of the Five Buddha mandala, learning how these archetypes help us to develop the qualities of the Bodhisattva.

Sheffield Buddhist Centre - Sangha Night 20.7.21

The Big Welcome Back

Tonight we celebrate the return of four new Order members to the Sheffield sangha, in a moving ceremony full of joy and colour.

Main event from 7.30pm

Sheffield Buddhist Centre 16.07.21

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.