May 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Sunday 1 May
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning - Steering Meeting
    Sangha Morning - Steering Meeting
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Morning Office (Sandokai)
    11.00am Steering Meeting

    The Steering Meetings are open to anybody who would like to discuss how the Priory is working.

Monday 2 May
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 3 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 4 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 5 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 6 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 7 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Introductory Afternoon
    Introductory Afternoon
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Those who are new to Soto Zen are very welcome to come and find out about it at an Introductory Afternoon, which is an opportunity to try out our form of meditation, zazen, and to ask questions about the practice. More information can be found on the Introductory Afternoon page.

Sunday 8 May
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Festival of the Buddha's Birth (Wesak)
    Festival of the Buddha's Birth (Wesak)
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation (ends 10.20)
    10.30am Festival of the Buddha’s Birth
    11.00am Dharma talk and discussion

    The Festival of the Buddha’s Birth (Wesak) is one of the major ceremonies in the Buddhist calendar and you are very welcome to join us in this joyful celebration.

Monday 9 May
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 10 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 11 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 12 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 13 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 10:00 am Priory closed
Saturday 14 May
  • Priory closed
Sunday 15 May
  • Priory closed
Monday 16 May
  • Priory closed Ends 11:30 pm
Tuesday 17 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 18 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 19 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 20 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 21 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Afternoon Retreat
    Afternoon Retreat
    2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

    Three meditation periods, as well as tea and discussion.

    2.15pm Meditation
    2.40 Walking meditation
    2.50 Meditation (ends 3.20)
    3.30 Tea and discussion
    4.00 Meditation
    4.30 Retreat ends

Sunday 22 May
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning - Renewing the Precepts
    Sangha Morning - Renewing the Precepts
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Renewing the Precepts Ceremony
    11.00am Dharma discussion

Monday 23 May
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 24 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 25 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 26 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 27 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 28 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 10:00 am – 5:45 pm Meditation and Contemplation Day
    Meditation and Contemplation Day
    10:00 am – 5:45 pm

    This is a silent day, with meditation on the hour every hour (35 minutes, then 10 minutes of walking meditation, followed by 15 minutes’ break). There is the option to sit out any of the meditation periods and read or contemplate in the common room. At 5.00pm, there is evening service, followed by meditation until 5.45pm.

    You are welcome to come for as long as suits you – this offers the opportunity to schedule your own retreat for a day. It is helpful if you can arrive or leave during the 15 minute break before each hour. If you’d like to have lunch here (the lunch break is 1.00pm – 2.00pm), please bring a packed lunch.

Sunday 29 May
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning
    Sangha Morning
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Morning Office (The Most Excellent Mirror Samadhi)
    11.00am Dharma discussion

Monday 30 May
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 31 May
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

June 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Wednesday 1 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 2 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 3 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 10:00 am Priory closed
Saturday 4 June
  • Priory closed
Sunday 5 June
  • Priory closed
Monday 6 June
  • Priory closed Ends 11:30 pm
Tuesday 7 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 8 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 9 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 10 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 11 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Introductory Afternoon
    Introductory Afternoon
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Those who are new to Soto Zen are very welcome to come and find out about it at an Introductory Afternoon, which is an opportunity to try out our form of meditation, zazen, and to ask questions about the practice. More information can be found on the Introductory Afternoon page.

Sunday 12 June
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning - Steering Meeting
    Sangha Morning - Steering Meeting
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Avalokiteshwara Ceremony
    11.00am Steering Meeting

    The Steering Meetings are open to anybody who would like to discuss how the Priory is working.

Monday 13 June
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 14 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 15 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 16 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 17 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 18 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Afternoon Retreat
    Afternoon Retreat
    2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

    Three meditation periods, as well as tea and discussion.

    2.15pm Meditation
    2.40 Walking meditation
    2.50 Meditation (ends 3.20)
    3.30 Tea and discussion
    4.00 Meditation
    4.30 Retreat ends

Sunday 19 June
  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Summer Party
    Summer Party
    12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    This relaxed and informal gathering of Sangha and family will be held in Erpingham in North Norfolk. Please bring some vegetarian food to share. There will be lifts available from the Priory at 11.00am. Please contact the Prior for more details.

    There will be a meditation period at the Priory earlier in the morning, at 10.00am (ending at 10.30am), with the opportunity to have some tea or coffee before we leave for the party.

Monday 20 June
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 21 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 22 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 23 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 24 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 10:00 am Priory closed
Saturday 25 June
  • Priory closed
Sunday 26 June
  • Priory closed
Monday 27 June
  • Priory closed Ends 11:30 pm
Tuesday 28 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 29 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 30 June
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

July 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Friday 1 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 2 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 10:00 am – 5:45 pm Meditation and Contemplation Day
    Meditation and Contemplation Day
    10:00 am – 5:45 pm

    This is a silent day, with meditation on the hour every hour (35 minutes, then 10 minutes of walking meditation, followed by 15 minutes’ break). There is the option to sit out any of the meditation periods and read or contemplate in the common room. At 5.00pm, there is evening service, followed by meditation until 5.45pm.

    You are welcome to come for as long as suits you – this offers the opportunity to schedule your own retreat for a day. It is helpful if you can arrive or leave during the 15 minute break before each hour. If you’d like to have lunch here (the lunch break is 1.00pm – 2.00pm), please bring a packed lunch.

Sunday 3 July
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning
    Sangha Morning
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Founder’s Ceremony
    11.00am Dharma discussion

Monday 4 July
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 5 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 6 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 7 July
  • Priory closed
Friday 8 July
  • 6:45 am – 8:30 pm Sesshin
    Sesshin
    6:45 am – 8:30 pm

    6.45am Meditation x2 & Short Morning Service (ends 8.30am)
    10.45am Meditation x2 (ends 12.05pm)
    2.15pm Meditation x2 (ends 3.35pm)
    4.00pm Evening Service & meditation (ends 4.50pm)
    7.00pm Meditation x2 & Vespers (ends 8.25pm)

Saturday 9 July
  • 6:45 am – 8:30 pm Sesshin
    Sesshin
    6:45 am – 8:30 pm

    6.45am Meditation x2 & Short Morning Service (ends 8.30am)
    10.45am Meditation x2 (ends 12.05pm)
    2.15pm Meditation x2 (ends 3.35pm)
    4.00pm Evening Service & meditation (ends 4.50pm)
    7.00pm Meditation x2 & Vespers (ends 8.25pm)

Sunday 10 July
  • 6:45 am – 8:30 pm Sesshin
    Sesshin
    6:45 am – 8:30 pm

    6.45am Meditation x2 & Short Morning Service (ends 8.30am)
    10.45am Meditation x2 (ends 12.05pm)
    2.15pm Meditation x2 (ends 3.35pm)
    4.00pm Evening Service & meditation (ends 4.50pm)
    7.00pm Meditation x2 & Vespers (ends 8.25pm)

Monday 11 July
  • 6:45 am – 8:30 pm Sesshin
    Sesshin
    6:45 am – 8:30 pm

    6.45am Meditation x2 & Short Morning Service (ends 8.30am)
    10.45am Meditation x2 (ends 12.05pm)
    2.15pm Meditation x2 (ends 3.35pm)
    4.00pm Evening Service & meditation (ends 4.50pm)
    7.00pm Meditation x2 & Vespers (ends 8.25pm)

Tuesday 12 July
  • Priory closed
Wednesday 13 July
  • Priory closed
Thursday 14 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 15 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 16 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Introductory Afternoon
    Introductory Afternoon
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Those who are new to Soto Zen are very welcome to come and find out about it at an Introductory Afternoon, which is an opportunity to try out our form of meditation, zazen, and to ask questions about the practice. More information can be found on the Introductory Afternoon page.

Sunday 17 July
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning - Steering Meeting
    Sangha Morning - Steering Meeting
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Short Morning Service
    11.00am Steering Meeting

    The Steering Meetings are open to anybody who would like to discuss how the Priory is working.

Monday 18 July
  • Priory closed
Tuesday 19 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 20 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 21 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 22 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 10:00 am Priory closed
Saturday 23 July
  • Priory closed
Sunday 24 July
  • Priory closed
Monday 25 July
  • Priory closed Ends 11:30 pm
Tuesday 26 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Basic Buddhism Evening
    Basic Buddhism Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (20 minutes), walking meditation, meditation (15minutes)
    8.00pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Wednesday 27 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    7.30pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes) and Vespers
    8.20pm Tea with Dharma talk and discussion

Thursday 28 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dharma Evening
    Dharma Evening
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    7.00pm Evening Service, meditation (30 minutes)
    7.45pm Tea with recorded Dharma talk and discussion

Friday 29 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

Saturday 30 July
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Meditation & Morning Service
    Meditation & Morning Service
    7:30 am – 8:30 am

    7.30am Meditation
    8.00am Dawn Drum & Short Morning Service

  • 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Afternoon Retreat
    Afternoon Retreat
    2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

    Three meditation periods, as well as tea and discussion.

    2.15pm Meditation
    2.40 Walking meditation
    2.50 Meditation (ends 3.20)
    3.30 Tea and discussion
    4.00 Meditation
    4.30 Retreat ends

Sunday 31 July
  • 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Sangha Morning - Renewing the Precepts
    Sangha Morning - Renewing the Precepts
    9:45 am – 12:00 pm

    9.45am Meditation
    10.20am Renewing the Precepts Ceremony
    11.00am Dharma discussion