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:

  • February 8: Resuming Big Mind
  • February 15: Ordinary Mind, Buddha Mind
  • The weekend of February 21 to 23, Andre Elsen will be offering a retreat, Ordinary Mind is Zen. You are warmly invited to take part – click here for more info. 
  • February 29: No study group
  • March 7: No study group
  • March 14: Supported From Within
  • March 21: Open Your Intuition
  • March 28: Find Out for Yourself
  • April 4: Be Kind With Yourself
  • April 11: No study group

Rainbow Zen: Meditation for LGBTQ+ People, February 2, 2-4 pm

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Rainbow Enso by Kaz Tanahashi

Our Rainbow Zen group is a safe space for LGBTQ+ practitioners to explore Buddhist meditation as a support for a liberated life. The next group, on Sunday, February 2, will meet from 2 pm to 4 pm and will focus on the theme of Labels. There will be a little meditation, a lot of sharing, and tea and cookies.

Please feel invited to join us; no need to register; just show up and press the buzzer marked “Zen”. Parking in St Anne’s Cathedral car park is free on Sundays.