Our 2016 Weekend Retreat

The 2016 Hornchurch Buddhist Group retreat takes place on Friday November 25th to Sunday November 27th, for full details please refer to the briefing document


See you soon, best wishes

Saddhabhaya and Nandaketu

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4th Precept

Hi All,

last week we focused on contentment and the precept of abstaining from sexual misconduct.  This week it is the 4th precept.

I undertake to practise the training principle of abstaining from untruthful speech.

With truthful communication, I purify my body.

My notes can be found here: 4th Precept.

Please be aware that March 28th is a Bank Holiday so there is no class at at Fairkytes.

May you thrive



Parinirvana Festival Evening February 15th

Mornin’ all. We haven’t been posting much lately, somewhat beset by illness but rest assured our Monday evening gatherings continue as usual. On Monday February 15th we’ll be celebrating the Buddhist festival of Parinirvana with special guest Vajragupta, author of several books including Buddhism: Tools For Living Your Life. All welcome, hope to see you there. 7.15 pm start

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Buddhism : Tools For Living Your Life

Commencing on January 4th we’ll be doing a series of evenings based upon the book Buddhism : Tools For Living Your Life by Triratna author Vajragupta. This is widely available in printed and electronic formats and it would be useful to have your own copy to add to what we are able to cover on Monday evenings.
Monday Dec 21st will be a practice evening – meditation, reflection, puja, then we’ll take a brief break before recommencing on January 4th
Very best wishes
Saddhabhaya and Nandaketu

Some 2016 dates for your diaries

Greetings all

We are starting to plan ahead now and here are some dates for you to save. Please also note that there will be NO CLASS ON MONDAY DEC 28TH otherwise it is business as unusual on Monday evenings

Saturday January 23rd 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. at Fairkytes
Nandaketu will lead a day of meditation, reflection and puja centred upon the Heart Sutra
Suitable for those who know the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana practices
Bring vegetarian lunch to share.

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November 2016 at Kench Hill
Our 3rd weekend retreat, full details TBC but you can refer to posts below regarding our 2015 retreat to get the general idea

Very best wishes

Saddhabhaya and Nandaketu

September 2015

Hi folks

Hoping everyone is well

Commencing on Septernber 7th we’ll be looking at the life of the Buddha and his fundamental teachings. As always everyone is welcome. We’ll be having at least one, hopefully more, guest Order Members whilst Nandaketu is away on the Henro Trail. If you would like to read a good book about the Buddha I can recommend ‘Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of The Awakened One’ by Vishvapani at around £8.99 in paperback. Don’t forget our retreat in late November, full details in previous posts below, cheques payable to Hornchurch Buddhist Group welcome at this point.

Hope to see you soon

Best wishes


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Next Southend Group Camping Retreat

It’s 14th – 23rd August. Conditions for attendance as before (details here) but you don’t have to come for the whole retreat, you can just turn up for a couple of days if you like. Do contact Aryacitta to let him know when and for how long you are coming. No fees, donations only – consider an appropriate ammount to give depending on how long you are coming for, as your money will help feed us all and pay for Steve’s gas, water and electricity. Steve is the very nice guy who owns the smallholding – we will be camping on his land for free, and using his caravan – all he asks is a contribution towards utilities, plus a little voluntary work on the smallholding would be nice.

For Aryacitta’s contact details email saddhabhaya@hornchurchbuddhistgroup.org.uk