April 2nd and 9th 2018

Please note that as per our usual policy on Bank Holidays there will be no meeting on Monday April 2nd as Fairkytes Arts Centre is closed On April 9th we have special guest, Maitreyabandhu, author of the Journey and the Guide as well as a number of other books, published poet and long time teacher […]

5 Things I’ve Appreciated Today

Hi Folks, as promised (or some might think threatened) here is the results of my following Maitreyabandhu’s ‘five things I’ve appreciated today‘ in my J&TG notebook. Surprisingly the highest number of things I wrote down were simple physical pleasures. This may be due to temperament, the habit of where I put my attention or the […]

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 […]

Newcomers are always welcome

The Hornchurch Buddhist Group began in January 2013 and over the past four and half years has become a lively and friendly gathering of local people of all ages and varying backgrounds who together are deepening their understanding and practice of Buddhism and meditation. Buddhism offers the vision of a life lived with awareness, compassion and […]

Welcome to 2017!

Hello everyone The first part of each Monday evening is normally given over to meditation and in the second half we usually explore some aspect of the Buddha’s teaching, the Dharma. Commencing in January 2017 our Dharma topic will be conditionality, the Buddha’s insight into how all things and in particular our experiences come into being […]