Our weekly meetings offer a supportive environment where we can meditate together and learn about Zen meditation and Buddhist practice, and share our experience.
At our weekly meetings, we meditate, say hello to each other and have a cup of tea, and often reflect together on practical aspects of Zen practice and Buddhist teachings. There is usually a short recitation of a well-known traditional Zen writing which encapsulates our practice. It is fine for newcomers just to listen.
Our in-person meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster, next to the railway station. First-timers are asked to come to meditation instruction before coming to our in-person meetings. Our attenders come from varied backgrounds including, for example, nursing, teaching, community care, building, looking after family, studying, in business, and being retired.
Regularly we have visits by male and female members of the monastic community from Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey, including leading Saturday half-day retreats in Lancaster – our group monk is Rev Wilfrid Powell.
To find out more about our style of meditation, what we do at group meetings, and the group’s affiliations, see ‘Pages’ at the bottom of this page and each page – click on any that interest you.