Meetings Pausing.

Dear All, I hope you are well! After reviewing advice from government sources and the European Chairs Assembly of the Triratna Buddhist Community, I have decided to suspend meetings of the Hornchurch Buddhist Group.  I know that Sangha and meditation are a support for many of us.  Triratna will be offering some online ways to participate. […]

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 […]

Year’s End

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.


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 Pure-land

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 […]