Regular drop in evenings 6:30pm – 8:30pm
MEDITATION FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY (alcohol, food, drugs, shopping, TV, internet, gambling, etc.)
This drop-in meditation evening is for people in recovery. The sessions will be an opportunity to explore Buddhist meditation as a tool to help cultivate sobriety of mind. Meditation for people with addiction issues or compulsive behaviours can help calm the mind and heal the heart.
Guided by Dharmacharini Vimalasara with a team of people who are in recovery. Vimalasara is author of Detox Your Heart working with anger, fear and hatred, and Eight Step Recovery Using the Buddhas teachings to Overcome addiction – published in 2014.
WE REQUEST YOU ARE CLEAN AND SOBER WHEN WHEN YOU ATTEND THE MEDITATION CLASS.
Thursday Evenings – Friends’ Night
Thursday evening is ‘friends’ night’ at our centre, an ongoing drop-in activity which takes place fifty two weeks of the year, and is currently our main focus of sangha activity. Led by an Order member or experienced practitioner, the evening starts promptly at 6:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. All are welcome to this class.
If you have never meditated before it would be useful to arrive twenty minutes or so ahead of the start time so that someone could give you a brief introduction to the evening’s practice. Otherwise, visitors with some meditation experience will quickly learn our practices, as meditations are usually introduced and led stage by stage.
A typical evening starts with the collective chanting of the Buddhist refuges and precepts, followed by a period of meditation. After a short tea-break, the second part of the evening consists of either a talk, discussion or another meditation, depending on the current program and class leader. At least once a month, you will have the opportunity to experience the ‘Seven-Fold Puja’ – a Buddhist devotional ceremony.
Sunday Mornings are also a time for drop-in practice. Activities start at 10:00am and finish at 12 noon. Led by an experienced meditator, the morning sit is a good time to meditate with others and benefit from the experience of communal practice.
The regular Sunday Sit has initiated a program of focused themes to help deepen meditation practice. Starting May 31 we will begin looking at the threefold path: ethics practice, meditation and wisdom. Please follow us on Facebook where we will post our future themes.
Sunday Afternoons – Eight Step Recover Meetings
Tuesdays – Dharma Study Evening
Each Tuesday evening we have a Dharma study, aimed at giving people in the Triratna community a thorough understanding of Dharma study and practice. By invitation.