February Newsletter

Move to new Priory

We moved into our new Priory on 25th January. In the days leading up to the move and just after, there was a lovely sense of the Sangha working together and making whatever offerings of help they could. A big “thank you” goes to everyone who contributed to making the transition from one Priory to another happen so smoothly. I was very touched by how many people offered help in all sorts of ways. I’m extremely grateful to everybody who assisted with packing, moving, unpacking and cleaning, as well as offering storage facilities, use of a van, meals and general support. The photo below shows our final tea in the Common Room of the old Priory, on the day before the move.

The move was able to happen quickly and with minimal disruption, so that we can now carry on as before, offering virtually the same schedule, just in a different setting. Now that we’ve had our first events, it’s apparent that the Priory is functioning well in its new home. Below are photos of the new Priory, showing the Meditation Room and tea in the Common Room.

It has been a pleasure to welcome plenty of people already to our new place of meditation and practice. I look forward to having more of our Sangha come along to sit with us as our life of training continues. For more information, please contact the Priory.

Forthcoming events

We’ll be having our annual day retreat in Wymondham, at the Fairland Church Centre, on Saturday 28th March. The retreat will begin at 10.30am, with people welcome to arrive from 10.00am, and it will finish at 4.00pm. If you’re not able to stay for the whole day, it’s fine to join in for part of the retreat. The schedule for the day can be found here. It would be very helpful if you could bring your own meditation equipment to the retreat. Otherwise, there will be some wedges available for sitting on chairs. For lunch, please bring your own sandwiches or packed lunch. For people travelling from Norwich, we are arranging lifts from the Priory. If you would like a lift or are able to offer a lift, please contact the Priory. The Priory won’t be open on the following day, Sunday 29th March.

Before that, the Priory will be closed 13th – 20th March (inclusive), while I have some retreat time in North Norfolk. For the Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (17th and 18th), people will be able to meet together as usual to meditate and listen to a recorded Dharma talk.

With best wishes and in gassho,

Reverend Leoma