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Special Events

(Ir)regular Teachings ~ Jan - Mar 2022

 

~Please note that the dates are different from usual to accommodate other events.

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New: Tuesday Silent Sitting Group!

 

Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Tuesday Silent Sitting Group

Every Tuesdays: 19:15 - 20:00 GMT via Zoom (please join early as you will need to be punctual to be let in!)

 

One wonderful outcome of Ajahn Brahm's "Fizz & Sparkle" retreat was a request that we continue a regular silent meditation session for our beloved community, in the same vein as the valued silent sitting session that we hold during our retreats. One of our Zoomi Bhikkhuni co-hosts, Matthias, has generously offered to host this on behalf of Anukampa for us all to join whenever we wish.
 

"Since the retreat we have had a regular group of about 20 people, so hopefully by sharing the joining link here, we can increase out combined meditation power by having more of you (physically and spiritually) present! I hope that meditating with Dhamma friends weekly will be a support for you to develop and maintain your own home practice - it never fails to amaze me how strongly connected we can be from afar distance and without even uttering a word, so I also enjoy popping from time to time." ~ Ven Canda
 
 

This is NOT a guided meditation session. The session is intended for those who are looking for a virtual community to practice together.

 

N.B You will need to be signed in to your personal zoom account to access all meetings. Please refer to our easy guidelines here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni.

 

JOINING LINK: click archive newsletter here.

Ven Canda

Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Pali Chanting & Blessings Group

Wednesdays: 17.30 - 18:00 GMT (via Zoom)

Peer led on 19th January, 26th January, 2nd February, 9th February, 23rd February and 2nd March;
then resuming weekly from 9th March

 

N.B You will need to be signed in to your personal zoom account to access all meetings. Please refer to our easy guidelines here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni.

 

This group is for those interested in learning some Pali chanting, such as the Karaniya Metta Sutta and more. At the beginning of each session we will call the names of people who would appreciate a blessing, so please join and make your dedications known.

 

JOINING LINK: click archive newsletter here.

 

Click here: Karaniya Metta Sutta for Text in English and Pali language.

 

Ven Canda

Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Friday Evening Sutta Discussion Group

Fridays: 19:15 - 20:30 GMT (via Zoom)
14th Jan (then a break through Feb)

 

THEN NEW TIME FOR MARCH ONLY:
Fridays 18:45 - 20:00 GMT!

11th, 18th & 25th March.

 

N.B You will need to be signed in to your personal zoom account to access all meetings. Please refer to our easy guidelines here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni.

 

JOINING LINK: click archive newsletter here.

 

 
This ongoing class is suitable for beginners to sutta study as well as those familiar with the teachings of the Buddha found in the Early Buddhist texts (Sutta Pitaka). Together, we will go through Bhikkhu Bodhi's anthology of the Buddha's teachings on "Social & Communal Harmony," in a way that allows for discussion and close examination of how they can inform, inspire and deepen our practice in daily life and meditation. Whilst this is a great opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the teachings as we approach the material systematically over time, each session will also work as a stand alone contemplation - so you are very welcome to drop in as you wish! If you do hope to attend regularly, we highly recommend getting a personal copy of the book; however, this is not essential.

 

About "The Buddha's Teachings On Social And Communal Harmony" by Bhikkhu Bodhi:

 

 

"In a world of conflict and strife, how can we be advocates of peace and justice?

 

In this volume acclaimed scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi has collected and translated the Buddha's teachings on conflict resolution, interpersonal and social problem-solving, and the forging of harmonious relationships. The selections, all drawn from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of the Buddha's discourses, are organised into ten thematic chapters. The chapters deal with such topics as right understanding, the quelling of anger, good friendship, intentional communities, the settlement of disputes, and the establishing of an equitable society. Each chapter begins with a concise and informative introduction by the translator that guides us toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow.

 

In times of social conflict, intolerance, and war, the Buddha's approach to creating and sustaining peace takes on a new and urgent significance. Even readers unacquainted with Buddhism will appreciate these ancient teachings, always clear, practical, undogmatic, and so contemporary in flavour. The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony will prove to be essential reading for anyone seeking to bring peace into their communities and into the wider world."

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Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Saturday's Guided Metta Meditation and Sharing Group

Saturdays: 9 am - 10 am GMT (via Zoom)

8th January, (then a break through Feb until further notice...)

 

What better way to start the weekend than expanding our heart with the powerful, sublime practice of loving kindness and a gentle check-in with friends? This group will help us bring the benefits of metta into our lives in a truly transformative way.

 

JOINING LINK: click archive newsletter here.

 
N.B You will need to be signed in to your personal zoom account to access all meetings. Please refer to our easy guidelines here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni.

 

Ven Canda

Zoomi Bhikkhuni:

 

Delving Deeply Into Dhamma

Sundays: 7.30 pm - 9 pm GMT (via Zoom)

9th January (Ven Canda),
23rd Jan (peer-led),
6th Feb (peer-led: "Fulfilling Buddha's Vision" documentary),
20th Feb (peer-led),
6th March (peer-led tbc),
20th March (Ven Canda)

 

These sessions will include a half hour guided meditation, followed by a themed Dhamma Talk and an opportunity for discussion and Q&A. This is a rare chance to receive personal guidance in your practice and tune in to the loving support of our wonderful community during the pandemic.

 

JOINING LINK: click archive newsletter here.

 
N.B You will need to be signed in to your personal zoom account to access all meetings. Please refer to our easy guidelines here: Joining Zoomi Bhikkhuni.

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