Teachings at Sangha Lodge:

1. Wednesday Night Teaching and Meditation

Our weekly Dhamma talk and meditation practice is held EVERY Wednesday night. It begins at 7.30 with a Dhamma talk by a resident Sangha member or a visiting teacher. The talk is followed by around 45 minutes of silent or guided meditation. Community members and Sangha often stay for a cup of tea afterwards.

Please try to arrive a few minutes early to allow the talk to start on time.

A cash donation is appreciated but not compulsory.

Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome

When: Every Wednesday night from 7.30 pm

Where: Sangha Lodge, 20 Victoria Street, Lewisham.


Guest Teacher for April

Our guest teacher for 16th April will be Bhante Sujato.

Bhante Sujato took his full ordination in 1994 as a bhikkhu at Wat Nanachat in Thailand. In 1996 he returned to Perth, and spent three years at Bodhinyana Monastery practising under Ajahn Brahm, who he considers his primary teacher. He left Bodhinyana in 1999 and spent three years in isolated hermitages in Malaysia and Thailand. In 2003, Bhante established Santi Forest Monastery, Bundanoon, and has overseen its development. As well as being a meditator and teacher, Bhante is a scholar of early Buddhism, with several books and essays of original and often groundbreaking research. He contributes to Buddhism in Australia through a wide variety of forums and organisations, including the Australian Sangha Association, Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations, and Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.

Bhante Sujato will be teaching at Sangha Lodge on 16 April from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.

2. Yoga

At Sangha Lodge we practice a classical Hatha style of yoga that is suitable for all bodies and all levels of fitness. Even difficult looking postures can be modified so that anyone can do them. A consistent yoga practice will make you stronger and more flexible and you'll be able to move more easily. Yoga will lift your mood and has been shown to benefit many chronic illnesses.

Practicing the yoga postures allow us to meditate on the body in action and gain a profound understanding and knowledge of its nature. We develop a deep appreciation for the miraculous way in which the body functions and at the same time we become less attached to fixed ideas about the way the body should look and be.

Your teacher, Sue Toohey, is a fully qualified member of the International Yoga Teachers' Association.

Our practice space is limited so it's best to call before attending class for the first time (0421 973 785)

Where: Sangha Lodge Buddhist Centre, 20 Victoria St, Lewisham, Sydney

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Cost: Casual class $15 ($13 concession) or 5 classes for $65 ($50 concession). Part of your class fees goes to help support Sangha Lodge.

To enrol call Sue on 9660 4448 or 0421 973 785


3. Monday Night Group Meditation

All welcome to join the group for about 55 mins of Silent Sitting. It begins at 7.30 pm. There is no teaching or any guided meditation.

If the Monday falls on a public holiday, there will be no practice on that day.

Where: Sangha Lodge, 20 Victoria St, Lewisham

When: Every Monday from 7.30 pm