There will be a Basic Buddhism Course at the Priory this autumn. It will run on Tuesday evenings, from 10th October to 21st November, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. On 10th October, the meeting will be an introduction to meditation and Zen practice. Over subsequent weeks, a range of fundamental topics will be covered: finding an end to suffering; acceptance; karma and the Precepts; discerning what it’s good to do; compassion; and no separate self. The format of these evenings will be similar to our usual Basic Buddhism Evenings. To make a booking, or for more details, please contact the Priory.
Our annual day retreat in Cambridge will be held on Saturday 14th October, at the Quaker Meeting House, 91 – 93 Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB. Doors will be open from 10.00am onwards, with the retreat starting at 10.30am and continuing until 4.00pm. You’re welcome to come along for part of the day, if you’re not able to stay for the whole retreat. If you are staying for the whole day, please bring a packed lunch with you. It would be very helpful if you were able to bring your own meditation equipment. There is a map for finding the venue here. There will be lifts from the Priory. More details, including the schedule for the day, can be found here, or else please contact the Priory.
The Priory will be closed 2nd – 9th October. The Sangha will be able to meet together on the evening of Wednesday 4th October, as usual.
Our Summer Party in Erpingham in early July was a very enjoyable event, as the rural North Norfolk setting, the pleasant weather and a tasty pot-luck lunch provided the opportunity for the Sangha (plus partners and dogs) to be together in a relaxed and informal way. Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the day. A couple of photos are posted below.
Keeping the garden looking tidy and attractive is quite a job at this time of the year and I’m grateful to all who have contributed to that, whether by giving their time and energy or by donating plants. Thanks also for help with printing fliers to publicise the Basic Buddhism Course
With best wishes and in gassho,