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Women’s Sangha Day – Understanding the Skandas with Sagaraghosa

Sunday, May 19th @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

In the Buddha’s second discourse he asked the five ascetics to explore their experience of the skandhas. As a result they became enlightened. Yet for us the skandhas can be hard to understand. This day will give a chance to explore them in a straightforward and fun way. With understanding comes the opportunity to become more aware of what is happening in our experience and so to bring about change. There is also the potential to understand better the nature of self. The day will involve short talks, simple experiments, meditations, reflections and discussions and at least one poem. It is suitable for regulars, Mitras and Order Members. 

The day will be led by Sagaraghosa who has taught newcomers’ Buddhism and meditation courses at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre for 14 years. Windhorse Publications has published her latest book, Starting on the Buddhist Path which is a clear and accessible introduction to Buddhism. It encourages readers to explore the truth of the Buddha’s teachings in their own experience. In addition, the book is very attractive, with beautiful illustrations. 

Sagaraghosa is happy to sign your copy of her new book if you have already purchased one. If you would like to purchase one on the day, and have it signed, please contact Di in good time so that we do our best to make sure there are enough copies in the centre.

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Your Questions

Is this event suitable for me?

If you are a woman and are familiar with our two main meditation practices then this event is for you.

What should I bring?

Please bring some vegan food to share at lunchtime and some writing materials.

What if I can’t afford the concession price?

We don’t want anybody to be excluded on the grounds of cost. Please come anyway and have a word with the organiser who will be able to help.

The Team

Photo of Ruth Cheesley
Photo of Carumani wearing a pale blue shirt and her kesa.