While sunday community nights are an opportunity for all of us in the sangha to share what we find of value, an open space evening allows for what might emerge between us without any fixed ideas of what that might be. When Aloka initiated the first mythic context retreats they had no programme at all but he was confident that if a number of people, who are sincerely trying to practice the Dharma come together, then something will happen. So we might consider this to be meeting in a mythic context. This is a matter of trusting our practice and each other and what might arise between us.
The community night takes place every Sunday evening throughout the year and provides a space for folk to come together and connect. Evenings are often organised around a specific theme or event but we also have open space evenings. One evening a month is dedicated to meditation. Event nights provide the opportunity for Sangha members to share something that inspires them as well as offering a platform for specific groups at the GBC. Typically members form a team to take responsibility for a particular evening. Attendance is open to all.
if you have ideas on something that inspires you that you would like to share as a Community night event then please contact Don Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org).