CANCELLED - Simply Meditation Day
As a spiritual community and a place of refuge we have a responsibility to do our best to protect the wellbeing and safety of our visiting guests, our teachers and
our residential community.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic we have been closely monitoring the developing situation and, being mindful of government recommendations and also the advice from our trustees, we have decided to close the centre after Sunday 22 March. The centre will remain closed throughout April and all activities including classes, teachings and regular group practice will be cancelled during this period.
We will continue to provide updates through our website and social media.
Here is a helpful link to the NHS advice page:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
With best wishes for your health and happiness
Simply Meditation Day
ThIs an opportunity to come and join the Sangha and other practitioners for a day of silent meditation practice. Getting together with fellow practitioners gives strength and helps to gain greater depth in the experience of meditation. It is an ideal environment where those who would like to sit more than they currently do can be supported by the group endeavour of like-minded meditators.
The emphasis will be on silent sitting meditation, focusing on the breath, and walking meditation It will be assumed that participants have already had some instructions, such as having attended Introduction to Meditation or other courses.
The Sangha will lead the practice, signalling the beginning and end of each session. There will be no instructions during the retreat but in the breaks participants will be able to ask questions related to the practice.
This practice is open to all and there is no need to book in advance. Participants are welcome to join in as many sessions as they wish however, once a session has started, it is not possible to join therefore the only requirement is to arrive before the start of a session.
Participants are always welcome to bring offerings of flowers for the shrine as part of meritorious activity.
- 9.30 am - 10.30 am - Shinay Meditation
- 10.30 am - 11.00 am - Break
- 11.00 am - 12.30 pm (25 min Sitting, 10 min Walking meditation 25 min Sitting, 10 min Walking Meditation, 20 min Sitting)
- 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm - Lunch Break
- 2.00 pm - 3:00 pm (25 min Sitting, 10 min Walking meditation, 25 min Sitting)
- 3.00 pm - 3.30 pm - Break
- 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm (25 min Sitting, 10 min Walking meditation 25 min Sitting, 15 min Walking Meditation, 20 min Sitting)
*People are welcome to join for any or all of the sessions.*
Traditionally the Buddhist teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless and those receiving the teachings practice generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the centre. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given, freely from the heart, in appreciation for receiving the precious instructions that can help better one’s life and the lives of others.
Making a donation directly helps to provide all the necessary conditions for the study and practice of meditation and Buddhism, bringing teachers to teach and maintaining a spiritual community as well as contributing to the considerable expenses that are involved in running a centre. We are grateful for your support and hope to continue to provide a space of peace and calm dedicated to promoting world peace and good health of body and mind.