Sangha Practice Groups
Online Practice Groups
Foundational Agreements for Practice Groups
All practice groups (online and in-person) who wish to be listed on the HAF website are asked to commit to the following Foundational Agreements:
- That practice groups are aligned with Rob Burbea’s teachings
- That practice groups are conscious of and acknowledge when materials/practices used in groups are not Rob Burbea’s teachings
- That the role of a practice group ‘facilitator’ is clearly distinguished from that of ‘Dharma teacher’
- That practice groups incorporate ethical standards appropriate to the group, the sangha and the teachings
- That practice groups are appropriately ‘held’ sangha spaces
If you would like to list your online practice group on the HAF website, please click here for submission details and guidelines to support you in establishing and running a group.
Soul and Sangha Making
We wholeheartedly invite and welcome you to join us in our online shared practice, reflection and discussion spaces. These sessions nourish Soulmaking practice for those who have already attended Soulmaking retreats or courses, and support the Soulmaking sangha to flourish. We host a monthly Soulmaking Dharma drop-in session which includes discussion, reflection and the beauty of shared practice. Periodically we offer a more intimate series of structured, online, closed-group practice sessions. These run for 6 weeks, and focus on deepening in familiarity and confidence with the treasures that come from sharing our Soulmaking practice.
Please find all the information you need about us here
The Jhāna Group
The Gladdening the Heart community is centred around the teachings contained in the Practising the Jhānas retreat given by Rob Burbea in December 2019. The community holds a weekly discussion group, regular sangha-led retreats, and practices together online. This is a group for established meditators but previous experience of jhāna practice is not required.
Please find comprehensive information including how to join on this Google Doc
Local in-person sanghas
Practitioners of Rob Burbea's teachings are forming local sanghas - gathering in their localities, sharing space, sitting, discussing and eating together. This in-person connection fosters sangha-building, spiritual friendship and the deepening of practice. Local groups tend to include the range of Rob's teachings, dependent on what their members are practising with (while online groups can draw together those with more specific interests from a much wider geographical area).
If you are part of a group which practises together locally (anywhere in the world), and you are happy to commit to the Foundational Agreements (above), we'd love to list you here. It will be beautiful and inspiring for us to see the geographical reach of the sangha.
If you wish to list a new, establishing or established local, in-person Practice Group on this page, please contact us at email@example.com with ‘Local in-person Sangha listing’ as the subject and a short description of the group. Someone will be in touch with you to talk about the listing.
London Burbea Sangha
We meet in person in different London locations to share our practice, our reflections and our friendship. We explore the breadth of Rob's work in a way that is inclusive to both the newer and experienced. Do come along!
Between Avon and the Abyss
We are a Bristol-based sangha open to anyone wanting to explore Rob Burbea's teachings, no matter how experienced. We're a drop-in group, meeting twice a month for some silent practice, relational practice, discussion and hanging out. Do come and join!
Liverpool Rob Sangha
I'm hoping to create a sangha in Liverpool of people who love the dharma and Rob Burbea’s framework of practice. I'm planning to create a weekly practice group to share friendship, meditation and reflections on the path. New and experienced welcome!
Brighton & South East, UK
Our intention is to connect people in Brighton and the South East who would like to organise or participate in in-person practice spaces which explore the many avenues of Rob Burbea’s body of work that intrigue and call to us.
Please find out more and join here
Souls and Spires
Souls and Spires exists to connect people generally interested in Rob Burbea's teachings, particularly emphasising Soulmaking Dharma. We are a newly formed group, open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners and hope to offer shared in-person spaces for practice, inquiry, and reflection.
A group of practitioners in South Devon meeting roughly fortnightly, to practise together, listen to Rob's talks and discuss a range of his teachings. New members living in the area who are practising with any aspect of Rob's teachings are welcome.