Thursdays at the Temple.
7.30 pm - 9 pm
Guided meditations & Dharma share with Chris Nuttall and guest teachers.
This group includes guided meditation and is suitable for newcomers and the more advanced practitioner. Typically we practice calming and insight meditations, along with heart abiding practices and qi gong. Basic Buddhist philosophy and theory is covered.
Our 'Sangha' or 'community of meditation practitioners' are a friendly bunch, and our centre is a good place to cultivate positive friendships and receive constructive support. Through your efforts, and with this support, you can start to heal those areas of your life that are causing you suffering, leading to a more fulfilling, healthy and happy life.
Chairs, mats and cushions are provided, but you are welcome to bring along any preferred seating.
All our Dharma activities are a suggested donation of £5 waged / £3 unwaged.
We run monthly 24 hour 'Urban retreats' at the centre and 'Forest retreats' in local woodlands. EMAIL CHRIS for more details.
*Monday group continues on Zoom - Link below*
Sunday mornings. Alternating on Zoom and at the Temple
10 am - 11.30 am
Woman's group with Nicky Elliott & Julia Cole
Our Sisterhood is a sacred gathering, coming together to lift spirits, find our light and shine.
Our circle is here to create a space that encourages introspection and investigation, leading the way to a deeper understanding of purpose and belonging!
Wherever we are in our practice, advanced or just beginning , it can be deeply nourishing to have spiritual support and community.
We hope you can come and join us to explore meditation, listen to one another's experiences and share what is in our hearts!
In our coming together, the strength of sisterhood can enrich our lives, opening the door to deep and wholesome friendships and a collective healing.
EMAIL NICKY directly at: for more details and Zoom link.
Retreats & visits to our forest monasteries and retreat centres
We have a great selection of books from a range of all Buddhist traditions in our library. You can take them home for a suitable period, this is based on a trust system. Speak to Chris
ZOOM APP FOR OUR LIVE CLASSES
Download online from 'zoom.us' and select 'Zoom Client for Meetings' or from the app store as 'Zoom Cloud Meetings'.
When your ready to join a class, click the appropriate link and follow the instructions.
ZOOM LINK for MONDAY Class:
SUPPORT OUR SERVICES WITH DONATIONS
If you would like to support our classes and help keep our Dharma activities alive, then please contribute via one of the options.
We suggest a donation of £5, or whatever you can afford.
Even the smallest amount is gratefully appreciated.
Donate via online banking.
We very much encourage our practitioners and friends to go and visit the other Thai Forest Buddhist Centres around the country. These places are well established and have been running as functioning monasteries and retreat centres for many years. They provide the perfect environment to take a break from the business and stresses of life and find some well-being and healing. You can gain much insight and peace through the practice of meditation, receiving compassionate spiritual support and top-notch guidance from these world renowned Ajahns (teachers).
All 4 centres are located in beautiful countryside where good fresh air and great walks can be experienced also.
These places are always beneficial and a delight to visit!
Please visit their websites for further details and inspiration.
Amaravati, Hemel Hampstead (retreats & staying as guest)
Cittaviveka, Chithurst (staying as guest)
Hartridge, Honiton (staying as guest)
Aruna Ratanagiri. Harnham, Belsay (retreats & staying as guest)
We invite monks from Amaravati, Cittaviveka and Hartridge Buddhist monasteries to teach here at our centre. Keep an eye on the "Workshops & retreats" page or get added to our emailing list for updates on these events