20 Feb Cliff – Finding the balance
27 Feb Julian – The Senses
06 Mar Nigel – The Brahma Viharas
13 Mar Double meditation
20 Mar Alan – Bodies
27 Mar Alan – Thoughts
03 Apr Alan – Minds
10 Apr Alan – Dhammas
17 Apr Cliff – A beginner’s guide to dependent origination
24 Apr Talk by Jonathan – to be confirmed
REGULARS’ GROUP (Wednesdays 19:30 to 21:30)
The regulars group is open to anyone who has been on an introductory course or who is already familiar with Buddhism and meditation. Evenings marked INTRODUCTION are suitable for complete beginners.
16 May Nigel – The five hindrances
23 May Alan – The Brahma Vihara meditations
30 May Bright – Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: the discourse on not-self
06 Jun Nigel – The five aggregates
13 Jun Alan – Community and friendship
20 Jun Orla – Buddhism and mental health
27 Jun Julian – Angulimala
04 Jul Nigel – The seven factors of awakening
11 Jul Alan – Apollo, Dionysus and the Buddha
18 Jul Julian – subject to be confirmed
25 Jul Alan – Buddhist ethics in a global economy
01 Aug Nigel – Getting to know the breath
08 Aug Bright – Contemplating death
15 Aug Nigel – Dhamma in daily life
22 Aug Orla – subject to be confirmed
29 Aug INTRODUCTION A very short introduction to Buddhism
This Being, That Becomes by Dhivan Thomas Jones is said to be a ‘clear, practical and open’ guide to that central but sometimes obscure Buddhist teaching of ‘conditioned co-production’. It will be the next book for the Study Group, which meets every other Sunday morning in members’ homes. The group is open to anyone who has read that week’s chapter, so if you are interested in joining in, please email us.
The next study group book will be ‘The Jewel in the Lotus’ by Stephen Batchelor. It’s a bit different from our usual study group books in that it’s more about the history of Buddhism than the practice. It is out of print but there are plenty of copies available second hand.
The study group is held once a fortnight in members’ houses and is open to anyone who has read the week’s text. There is a separate mailing list for the study group wo if you would like to join it please email us.