Sunday Evenings from 20.00 - 21.00
The Buddhist Calendar runs on the ancient Moon cycle and it has always been
customary to use the Full Moon days as a time to reflect upon the Dhamma
and renew our commitment to the Refuges and Precepts.
There will be a short talk on one of the subjects listed below. Then 30 min. sitting. We shall end with a short reflection on the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. Then people can take the Refuges and Precepts at whatever their level of commitment. We will finish with
prectising Metts and reading and chanting of the Metta Goodwill Sutta.
We shall clebrate the Full Moon on the nearest Sunday since this is one evening most people would be available.
A reminder will be sent a few days before, but do put the dates in your diary anyway.
Full Moons and Subject Matter
Jan 16 2022 Resolution and Joy
Unfortunately, the technology failed. It's a long story. However, the talk pointed to three qualities needed to realise a resolution. There has to be a real motivation, a longing, a strong desire. Or the obstacles that come up will simply undermine the resolve. These obstacles are to be seen as teachers and strengtheners. And finally, perseverence, patient endurance and perseverence. When an resolution is fuliflled and even on the fulfilling there is joy, rejoicing and celebration.
Mar 20 Non-Violence v. Pacifism
2021 Dukkha (Unsatisfactoriness and Sila (Morality and Ethics) - The Buddha, centring his teaching on Dukkha, lays out the moral and ethical rules we must follow to be liberated from that very same dukkha. Video Stream/Download
2021 10 Perfections. There are Ten Perfections and obviously too many to deal with in such a short period, so I have concentrated on Generosity, how Gratitude (not on the list) plays an important role and how we are thereby developing Renunciation. These three virtues offer us a path to liberation! (Strange acouistics - I was a friends flat.) Video Stream/Download