Online Meditation Hall and Full Moon Celebrations

For Mahasi Devotees.

You must have done at least a one day retreat in the Mahasi Tradition either at Satipanya or with another Mahasi Teacher either residential or online.

If you have not practised in the Mahasi Tradition, but want to join,  please contact Bhante Bodhidhamma - bbodhi@gmail.com

See Calendar for opportunities

Join us for meditation.

The schedule is as follows: All times GMT (November to March) and BST (April to October)

 

Flexi-time Morning: 06.00 - 09.00

Join as and when you want for as long as you want. Request - join on the quarter hours and make sure you microphone is mute.

Chanting starts at 07.00 with the Refuges and Precepts and continues for 20 minutes. If you join at 07.00 and do not wish to join the chanting, simply mute your sound.

There is sometimes the possibility to chat at 07.00.

 

Flexi-time Evening: 18.00 – 21.00

Join as and when you want for as long as you want. Request - join on the quarter hours and make sure you microphone is mute.

The last sitting starts at 20.00 and at 20.45 the Evening Chanting starts with Metta and Joy Contemplations. If you do not wish to join the chanting, simply mute your sound.

Bhante or Noirin will join the 06.00 & 20.00 whenever possible

Hopefully, there will be someone to start the recording which has the chanting.
Failing that, you can listen to it yourself by downloading the chanting below.

 

Chanting

You can download the Puja Book which also has a lot of teaching about the practice

These are the Chantings with the sitting period for the OMH.

Morning Chanting with the hour sitting and Metta Bell before the end in case you want to practice Loving-Kindness towards the end of the sitting. This is important for those who do not stay for the chanting.
Stream/Download (Right Click and 'save as')

Evening Chanting with the 50 min. sitting and Metta Bell before the end in case you want to practice Loving-Kindness towards the end of the sitting. This is important for those who do not stay for the chanting.
Stream/Download (Right Click and 'save as')

These are the Chanting only recordings:

Morning Chant Stream/Download (Right Click and 'save as')

Evening Chant Stream/Download (Right Click and 'save as')

Full Moon Observance Day

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
reading and then 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.

Full Moons and Subject Matter

Jan 28      Resolution and Joy
Feb 27      Compassion
Mar 28     Gratitude, Generosity and Renunciation Video  Stream/Download mp3

Apr 25      Five Spiritual Faculties & Factors of Enlightenment
May 23     Buddha Day – the Journey and Nibbana
Jun 27      Four Noble Truths
Jul 25       Dukkha and Sila
Aug 22     Desire and Dependent Origination
Sep 19      Kamma and Rebirth
Oct 17      Right Livelihood
Nov 21     10 Perfections
Dec 19      Metta Goodwill

Security

Hopefully, there will not be any security issues (i.e. the infamous 'Zoombombing'!), as a Waiting Room to counteract that has not been set up, since there is no practical way of managing that. It should be fine though, as long as the link isn't shared publicly eg on Facebook.

However, as an extra measure, to access OMH,  please email Carla Blanes Cañero  carloutxi@gmail.com, so that she can then send out the Zoom Meeting details. In addition, she is happy to address any technical difficulties and any other issues that may arise.