2018 – The Journey & The Guide

Happy New Year!

We are beginning a new theme at the Hornchurch Buddhist Group based around the book The Journey and the Guide: A Practical Course in Enlightenment by Maitreyabandhu (available at the London Buddhist Centre and various on-line book sellers).

Some of you will have read the book before (and some of you know the author).

If you haven’t read the book, we encourage you to get a copy. It is written in an engaging and contemporary style. It gives a coherent overview of Buddhist practice within the Triratna Community and lots of practical guidance and examples. We’ll be commencing with Chapter 1 on January 15th and moving on from there, pausing for a practice evening after each pair of Chapters.

As you know, we teach and encourage people to practice the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (see the resources section of this web site). During the next few months we also invite you to:

• Keep a journal of how your practice is going
• Pause 3 times a day to do a Breathing Space mindfulness practice
• Take a mindful walk once a day

This may sound like a lot but the beauty of these practices is that they can be slipped into a busy daily schedule and will even free up time!

Come and enjoy the journey!

Best Wishes

Nandaketu and Saddhabhaya

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