Upcoming events


Temple Quiet Day
Saturday 30th December 2017



On Saturday 30th December Shobo-an will be holding an open Temple Quiet Day for anyone wishing for a day of reflection prior to the start of the New Year.   It will be from 10.00am to 5.30pm with an option to attend morning or afternoon only.   It will be open to anyone with a genuine interest.  Please contact Shobo-an for more information or to reserve a places.



Courses at the Buddhist Society




Introducing Buddhism

This course
consists of seven consecutive talks designed to acquaint the newcomer with the basic fundamentals of Buddhism. The course is held on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and is open to all. The next course begins:

Tuesday 9th January 2018

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First Steps in Buddhist Practice



This experiential 6 week course is designed for those who have completed the Introductory Course and would like to try out the practice for the first time. The course offers the opportunity to apply some of the theory learned in the introductory course with others under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Membership of the Buddhist Society is required.

Led by Martin Goodson
Sessions will last approximately 90 minutes

Next dates to be announced


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Zen Sundays at the Buddhist Society



Held once a month from 11am to 3.30pm, these classes are run by senior members of the Zen Group and are open to all, but are designed for those unable to attend during the week, allowing them to engage fully in the Zen training programme. There will be the opportunity to have a personal talk with an experienced teacher.  Please arrive ten minutes before the start and bring sandwiches for lunch. Tea and biscuits will be served. The next dates are:


2018
28th January
24th June 
25th February  
22nd July
25th March   
30th September
29th April
28th October
27th May
25th November


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Pointers to Insight


Monthly Sunday Classes 11:00am - 12:30pm

This Meditation for Daily Life is based on the First Turning of the Wheel and includes the Three Signs of Being, the Three Fires, the Four Noble Truths, the Paramitas, the Five Hindrances and the Eightfold Path.

The class is led by Debbie Sherlock of Shobo-an Zen Centre
The next class is:

Date to be announced


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