Meditation groups

The Monday ‘Drop In’ led by Jaya Rudgard and others

Jaya (Karen) Rudgard runs a drop-in Insight Meditation group in central Oxford on Monday evening. Other teachers include Chris Cullen, Kathryn Tulip and Brigid Avison. All are welcome and no booking is necessary. There is a half-hour meditation followed by Q&A, teaching and discussion. These evenings are offered on a dana basis.

Jaya was a nun in the UK branch of the Thai Forest Tradition from 1996-2005. Her first teacher was Ajahn Sumedho. She trained as a teacher with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein and teaches retreats at Gaia House and in the USA. She also teaches Mindfulness and is an associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

VENUE: The Friends Meeting House, St Giles, Oxford OX13LW
DAY: Mondays
TIME: 7.00-8.30pm (please note new time)
WHAT TO BRING: mat/blanket, bench or cushion (chairs and some cushions are available)
CONTACT: mondaysittinggroup@gmail.com

Weekly meetings Spring 2019

14th January Kathryn Tulip
21st January Jaya Rudgard
28th January Jaya Rudgard
4th February Ven Canda Bhikkhuni
11th February Chris Cullen
18th February Stephen Fulder (Visiting teacher event)
25th February Brigid Avison
4th March Chris Cullen
11th March Chris Cullen
18th March Jaya Rudgard
25th March Jaya Rudgard
1st April Jaya Rudgard
8th April Chris Cullen
15th April Jaya Rudgard
22nd April Easter Break


Sunday Sangha Meetings for 2019 – 11am to 2pm

Sunday 13th January  -St Margaret’s Institute 30 Polstead Rd, Oxford OX2 6TN
Sunday 10th February – Florence Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Road, Oxford OX4 3NH
Sunday 10th March – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 14th April – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 19th May – St Margaret’s Institute
Sunday 16th June – St Margaret’s Institute
Sunday 14th July – St Margaret’s Institute
Sunday 8th September – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 6th October – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 3rd November – Florence Park Community Centre
Sunday 8th December – Florence Park Community Centre

It would be helpful if you could arrive between 11am and 11.15am. If you arrive before that, you can wait in the lobby or outside.

Entrance fee: £5 (£3 concessions)

Sangha is the Pali word for community. These meetings will be an opportunity to practise together, to discuss the teachings of the Buddha, to share food and to get to know each other. Please bring vegetarian food to share. Family members, including children, are welcome to join us, either for the whole session or for the lunch only. The sessions will be suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.

The meetings will consist of a practice session usually comprising meditation, a recorded talk and a discussion. Lunch will start at 1pm.

The practice session will begin at 11.15. If you arrive after the meditation has started, we ask you to sit on one of the chairs at the back of the room, to avoid disturbing the meditation. You can come forward when it’s finished.

At 12.50, partners and children can come into the hall and join us for lunch.

Most of these meetings will be peer-led and will make use of recorded talks given by experienced Dharma teachers.

Venues

We will be using Florence Park Community Centre and St Margaret’s Institute for 2019.


Venerable Canda offers Sutta discussion evenings

Venerable Canda is now offering regular Sutta discussion evenings which are taking place at an Oxford venue. These will centre on the practical application of the teachings in our lives.

Anyone interested will just need to contact team@anukampaproject.org to confirm and to get the address beforehand.

Updated March 2019

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