We suggest that if you are new to Buddhist meditation that you attend, if possible, our Saturday morning Introduction to Meditation. If this is not possible for you, you are welcome to come along on a Wednesday evening or Sunday morning to the meeting scheduled and we will offer you brief meditation instruction.
As part of the regular practise groups we encourage people who have been attending for a time to take responsibility for the running of the meditation periods. This includes timing the meditation periods, offering incense, making the tea, and looking after the altars.
Spending some time in the Temple, helping to look after our training place gives the opportunity to do working meditation and see how you can foster this in your daily life.
MEDITATION AND DHARMA CLASS 7.30pm-9.00pm
MEDITATION AND DHARMA CLASS 7.30pm-9.30pm
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION, TWICE A MONTH 10am-12pm
DAY RETREATS ON SATURDAYS , EACH MONTH 10.00am-5.00pm
MORNING MEDITATION 10.00am-12.30pm
Festival ceremony usually on the first Sunday each month, Renewal of Vows Ceremony each month.
WEEKEND RETREATS; FRIDAY EVENING UNTIL AFTER LUNCH ON SUNDAY
You are welcome to visit the temple to meditate at other times by arrangement, after you have had meditation instruction.
THE COST OF THESE EVENTS.
In keeping with the Buddhist practise of encouraging generosity we do not charge a set fee for any event. We ask that you give a donation to the Temple.
The Temple is solely funded by donations. In the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives each Temple is funded by it’s own congregation, not by the Order itself.