Fri, 03 Feb|
Croydon Buddhist Centre
Sub-35s First Fridays Gathering: Pleasure in our everyday life
Join the Sub35 group for their alternative Friday evening and explore how we can bring awareness to pleasurable, joyful experiences and how this can ripple out into our life. From 6:30pm till late Open to all under 35.
Time & Location
03 Feb 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
Croydon Buddhist Centre, 98 High St, Croydon CR0 1ND, UK
First Friday Sub35 Monthly Gathering:
Pleasure in our everyday life
3rd February 6:30pm - 8:30pm followed by vegan dinner
Led by Cara, Clem and Kit (Young Buddhist Team)
For anyone sub 35. donation, £10/£8 (dinner included)
Buddhism often can sometimes sound a bit joyless... as if our job is simply to learn to face suffering with a stiff upper lip.
But the Buddha’s answer to the problem of suffering was surprising! He taught that if we bring awareness to pleasurable, joyful experiences, this can ripple out into and nourish our whole life, lifting us out of stuckness and anxiety.
It turns out that pursuing pleasure doesn’t have to be a passive, consumerist experience. Rather it can be a meaningful way to develop and refine our awareness of enjoyable states such as joy, contentment and beauty.
Join us for a lively discussion and an opportunity to explore how to find deep sources of pleasure in your life. The discussions will be followed by a delicious vegan dinner and a bonfire!
Dana Economy. All our classes offering Buddhist teaching are by donation, because we believe that the Buddha's teachings should be freely given. We recommend a donation of £10/£8, but we welcome you however much you can afford to give.