Meeting the Buddha

Hmmm, seems that we haven’t been adding much to this site lately but we are still at Fairkytes every Monday excluding bank holidays. This coming Monday May 20th will be a festival evening celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on a May full moon evening all those many years ago From June 3rd we will then be […]

Festive Season 2018/19

Hi all Monday December 17th will be our last evening together until Monday January 7th. We’ll be closing out the year with an evening of meditation and puja. Hope to see you (don’t forget those food bank donations) but if not enjoy the midwinter period and all best wishes for 2019. Metta Saddhabhaya and Nandaketu

Food Bank Collection Dec 17th

At the end of our recent weekend retreat, Natasha suggested that she take the surplus food that was suitable to a food bank and this is what happened. Natasha then followed this up with the suggestion that we have another collection and this will be happening at the group on Monday December 17th, our last […]

Sangharakshita

This is to let you know, with sadness, of the death of Urgyen Sangharakshita founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community (of which the Hornchurch Buddhist Group is a part). He died today, 30th October 2018, at approximately 10 am in Hereford Hospital. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia and  sepsis. Please send him your metta.   For […]

More Heroes!

This Monday (16/07/2018), will feature the Japanese Buddhist hero Kukai. To get yourself in the mood,  you might want to take a look at the record of my pilgrimage to South West Japan: Talking of Buddhist heroes, our very own Saddhabhaya will be rejoining us soon.  He will introduce us to Ananda a very important […]

Buddhist Heroes

Looking at some websites for Buddhists activities you might get the impression that Buddhism is all lotus petals and glistening dew. Of course quiet reflection and the appreciation of beauty have their place in the Dharma-life but there is also much need for heroic qualities.  Over the next few weeks we will look at the […]