Saturday Morning Drop-In Study Group

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Saturdays, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

The book we’re reading on Saturday mornings at 11:15 am is Not Always So, the second collection of Shunryu Suzuki’s provocative and intriguing dharma talks. Our group uses the reading as a jumping-off point for our discussion of how we practise the dharma in our everyday lives. As every chapter is a self-contained talk, it’s possible to drop in at any point. The book is not available on Kindle, but we do have some copies available at the centre, and we encourage you to buy your own copy, if possible. If you plan to read the text in advance, we’ll proceed through the chapters as follows:

  • November 30: Jumping off the 100-Foot Pole
  • December 7: No group – sesshin in Benburb
  • December 14: Changing Our Karma
  • December 21: Enjoy Your Life
  • December 28: Walk Like an Elephant
  • January 4: Letters from Emptiness
  • January 11: Brown Rice is Just Right
  • January 18: The Zen of Going to the Rest Room
  • January 25: Caring for the Soil

Morning Zazenkai, November 17


Join us in this peaceful space for a day of quiet meditation in community. We will meet a little before 7 am to start sitting at 7 am promptly. Breakfast is from 9:30 to 10:20 am; please bring vegetarian food to share as we will eat together in silence. We will sit for four periods before breakfast and four afterwards, ending with the Refuges in Pali, followed by a cup of tea. Our morning together ends at 1 pm.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Suggest donation £10; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

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