Meditation – Basics and Beyond. We are starting the New Year by looking closely at meditation – ensuring we have a strong foundation in basic understanding and practice. We will also look beyond this to explore how we creatively apply meditation to the joys and difficulties of the world. What can it contribute to our […]
We are finishing the year on the 16th December (as the arts centre will be closed over the holiday period). There will be meditation as usual, but to celebrate seven years of the group (and just because we can) there will be a ‘cultural evening‘ with songs, poems and other contributions. So please come along, […]
Graduations, funerals, weddings, birthday parties… even in a largely secular society rituals abound. Over the next few weeks we will look at how ritually using gesture, speech and imagination can be a powerful transformational tool.
Hear more about Meditation and Buddhism from members of the Hornchurch Buddhist Group, on BBC Essex Radio. Use the link below and wind forward (2:08) to hear Saddhabhaya and Natasha. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07qrzxw
I had a day out in London today. I visited the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain. Well worth a look if you like Blake or are intrigued about one of the most talked about artists within the Triratna community. The other exhibition I saw was simply called ‘Buddhism’ and is the one that Mandy […]
Building the Pureland: take a look at this short video showing one of the many ways that Buddhists come together to create a better world to live in.
Pure-lands appear in Mahayana Buddhist texts. They are ideal worlds created by compassionate beings where the conditions for being transformed by the Dharma are excellent. In the class on Monday nights (starting on the 14th October) we will look at: how they are created famous examples in texts and art how these myths can animate […]
On Monday 7th October we are celebrating the life and teaching of the precious guru of Uddiyana. Come and enjoy an evening of story, ritual and readings. His smile welcoming smile pacifies and gladdens, and his fierce eyes challenge us to transform. All (who dare) are welcome.
On Monday the 2nd and 9th of September we will look at this important (and much talked about) aspect of practice. A good opportunity to clarify our understanding and a suitable entry point for those new to meditation or Buddhism.