Sangha night

Vision and Transformation

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We are starting a new series this evening - a very fundamental topic in Buddhism, one you may have heard about before, but whose importance is so key, whose impact so profound, and whose breadth is so helpful, that one could study it a hundred times, and still gain benefit from it.

It is, of course, the Noble Eightfold Path, a very early teaching of the Buddha, that contains, if we can absorb it fully, the solution to the challenges of our human condition. Restated by Sangharakshita, the founder of our movement, as a path of Vision and Transformation, we will look at each "step" week by week, with a view to clearing our own vision and transforming our own lives.

Tonight Sthiraratna will introduce the series, including recapping and leading a discussion on the Four Noble Truths, of which the Noble Eightfold Path is the fourth. The Buddha often said, in part to bring a convoluted metaphysical discussion back to the basics, "I teach suffering, and the end of suffering". Come along and experience what he means (though hopefully not the suffering aspect).

Please note an experimental rearrangement of Sangha night structure - we will be meditating first at 7pm for about half an hour. If you arrive late, don't worry, please just slip in as quietly as you can. We will probably be in the warmth of the room at the top of the stairs.

Wednesday nights are a place for people who have attended our foundation courses to come together and celebrate community, deepen their knowledge of Buddhism, and their understanding of how to practice it.


26 June 2024  7:00pm-9:00pm


By donation (suggested $15). (Cash or EFTPOS)

Nothing to spare tonight? Come along anyway. You’re always welcome.

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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

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