Lifting the Heart : Connecting Through Puja. Kalyananara continues our exploration of the meaning of the stages of the Sevenfold Puja. This week he considers Going for Refuge and the Five Precepts (or ethical training principles). A short talk and led meditation live streamed on Facebook, Saturday 30th May, 10.30am.
How to move out of lockdown? Mokshadarshini giving a short talk and led meditation exploring stillness, simplicity and contentment, and also the importance our intentions.
Wednesday 27th May, 7.30pm, live streamed on Facebook.
Croydon Buddhist Centre’s exploration of themes from the puja continues with Prajnanandi talking about “Salutation - A great shout of awe and respect.” Prajnanandi investigates the experience of Salutation using examples from the Salutation to the Three Jewels and the Salutation section of the Sevenfold Puja. Find out more on Facebook, live streamed on Saturday 23rd, 10.30am. Please help keep Croydon Buddhist Centre online : donate at http://www.buddhistcentrecroydon.org/support-us/4594080060
Join Taramani to find out more about Tara, the Buddhist figure representing compassion and kindness in action. Both the short talk and led meditation using sound, visuals and our imagination to to help navigate this current situation, exploring how Tara can help us make a difference when we may feel powerless or overwhelmed. From the Croydon Buddhist Centre class on Wednesday 20th May.
Lifting the Heart - Connecting through Puja: Saturday 16th May, 10.30am, live streamed on Facebook. Vajragupta kicks off a new theme exploring the meaning of the stages of the Sevenfold Puja. A short talk looking at two incidents from just after the Buddha’s Enlightenment, followed by a led meditation. All welcome. (With thanks to Catherine Payne for the beautiful painted “mandala”.)
Tuesdays, 2nd June to 7th July (6 weeks), 7.30pm to 9.15pm.
This course considers what our life would look like seen from the perspective of three simple ideas: 1) we can change, 2) happiness is found inside, not from outside things, and 3) we are connected to everything around us. This is a new course, suitable for complete newcomers, or anyone who has done a previous introductory course and who wants to find out more about Buddhism and learn meditation.
When the Worldly Winds blow we try to maintain our equanimity. But can the idea of “equanimity” sound rather detached and unfeeling? It’s actually the complete opposite of that! A short talk and led meditation with Vajragupta, live streamed on Facebook Wednesday 13th May
This Saturday, 10.30am, live streamed on Facebook, Croydon Buddhist Centre celebrates Buddha Day with a short talk and led meditation with Kalyananara. This is followed by a puja on Zoom, which will include a mitra ceremony for a member of our community. All welcome. Please help keep Croydon Buddhist Centre online : donate at http://www.buddhistcentrecroydon.org/support-us/4594080060
Prajnanandi brings us to week three of the theme of “Buddhism for Today”. Using reflections from Sangharashita’s poem The Four Gifts, Prajnanandi explores the meaning and relevance of the 3rd Gift, the Shepherds Round Dance and asks “how do we find meaning in isolation?” Prajnanandi then leads us through a metta bhavana meditation.