Dharma Night Online

Dharma Night Online

The fourth Thursday of each month 7pm – 8:45pm

The evening takes place in two halves. Usually in the first half, we explore an aspect of Buddhism with an opportunity for discussion. After a short break, we will introduce one of two Buddhist meditations.

Dharma

Dharma is the name for the teachings of the Buddha. We introduce Dharma in a way that is accessible and practical to everyday life in the modern world. Usually the format is a short presentation, followed by breaking into smaller groups for discussion.

We typically cover topics in a series along a particular theme, but every night will stand alone so there is no need for any previous knowledge for any evening and you can start coming at any point in the series.

Meditation

We teach two Buddhist meditation practices: Mindfulness of Breathing, for developing awareness, integration and clarity of mind; and Mettā Bhāvanā (“development of loving kindness”), which brings about a gentle but radical transformation of our emotional world. Each session we alternate between the two practices.

We will help you to set up in good posture and give a fully led practice, so there is no need for any previous experience.

How To Join

Email triratnaexeter@gmail.com for the Zoom link if you are joining us for the first time.

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, open the app if you have downloaded it, or go to join.zoom.us, and enter the meeting ID you've been given to join.

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, open the app and enter the meeting ID you've been given to join.

Programme

Thursday 25 July:
More questions? Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

No, but you will need to email us for the Zoom link; exetertriratna@gmail.com

Do I need to be a Buddhist?

No - the class is suitable for everyone, including those who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism.

What should I wear for the meditation and how should I sit?

There are no special requirements, just make sure you'll be comfortable to sit for the length of the meditation. If you don't have meditation equipment, a dining room chair will be perfectly suitable.

How much does the class cost?

There is no cost to this class