What is this?
We are thinking of setting up some meetings on Sunday mornings, for Dharma practice and lunch. This would probably involve people getting together at about 11 a.m. for some meditation and a recorded talk, and then having a bring-and-share lunch, which would not be held in silence.
The main idea behind the initiative is to give people the chance to get to know each other, as well as providing another opportunity for practice. It would also give people who can’t come to the Monday drop-in group another chance to practise with the Sangha. Families with children could come to the lunch part, even if they couldn’t join in with the meditation. Although it would be mainly a `peer-facilitated’ group, we could occasionally invite teachers, or those in training to teach, instead of listening to a recorded talk.
We envisage that meetings would take place about once a month. Depending on the interest, we would need to identify a suitable venue.
At this early stage, without knowing the level of interest, we thought it would be helpful if a small core group got together to `test it out’ themselves, by meeting occasionally in one of their members’ houses. If there is a lot of interest, at some point we would need to identify a larger venue.
Are you interested in helping take this forward?
If so, please send your e-mail address to Isabel Tucker at email@example.com and/or come along to the Monday drop-in meeting at the Friends Meeting House in St Giles on 10 July (7.15pm to 8.45pm, doors open at 7pm), when there’ll be the opportunity to talk about this with interested others.