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 March
Our guest teacher for 12th March will be Jonathan Shearman.
Jonathan’s journey with Dharma goes back to a visit to Sri Lanka as a child in the 1960’s where an encounter with Buddhist monastics left a strong impression. At University he studied Philosophy, Anthropology, Comparative Religion and Sanskrit, and discovered Vipassana Meditation. He attended several retreats at Wat Buddha Dhamma, formally took refuge in July 2007 and went on his first 10-day Vipassana Retreat in early 2008. In years past he has given courses in Buddhism at Warringah and Mosman Evening College. He has completed the Master of Buddhist Studies course at the University of Sydney. Jonathan works as a technical writer and instructional designer for a professional services company on the North Shore.
Jonathan will be teaching at Sangha Lodge on 12 March Wednesday from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.
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