Our meetings provide a supportive environment where we can meditate together and learn about meditation and Buddhist practice. We would normally meet upstairs at the Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane in Lancaster, right next door to Lancaster railway station.
Our weekly meeting includes sitting and walking meditation and usually a talk, reflection or discussion on mediation practice and Buddhist perspectives. There is usually a short Buddhist recitation dedicated for the benefit of all beings. It is fine for newcomers just to listen.
Over a cup of tea we can say hello to other group members, who are a variety of ages and come from varied backgrounds such as nursing, teaching, medicine, building, looking after family, researching, studying, therapy, business, being unemployed, and being retired.
Most months we have a visit and talk by a senior Zen Buddhist monk from Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey at our Monday group meeting, or a Saturday day retreat led by them. Rev Wilfrid Powell is our regular group monk.