Although we stream all of our twice-weekly Buddhist practice from the temple shrine room, we also hold special Zoom online-only practice sessions twice a month.
These practice sessions are tailored to the online space. They will give you a better introduction to our practice and a deeper experience of ‘being together’.
One of these online-only sessions will be on a Wednesday at 7.30pm – 8.30pm and one will be on a Saturday at 9.30am – 10.30am (UK time). Find the dates for these sessions on our calendar (where you will also find the Zoom link). If you have any other questions let Satya & Kaspa know – firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to expect
Each session will begin with the celebrant making an offering. We’ll have a Dharma Glimpse read by a member of the group and then we’ll then do some silent meditation and some chanting together. After we recite the precepts, vows and refuges there will be a Dharma talk by the celebrant. We’ll chant the prostrations chant together and then finish with some time for sharing so we can get to know each other a little (this section will be optional and you are free to leave before we start).
Please arrive during the five minutes before practice starts (the Zoom room will be open) as we will start promptly. If you have any questions you can ask them during these first five minutes or after practice (or via email). Please mute yourself before we start practice remain muted until you are asked to unmute after the final bell and before the sharing. We ask people to have their cameras on – if you have a reason to keep it off, do just let us know beforehand.
The liturgy you’ll need for online practice is here.
If you have any specific needs that we can support you with, e.g. if you’d like us to activate closed captioning, just let us know.
We suggest a donation of £8 for each session (or whatever you can afford) to support the work of the temple and to keep our offerings available to everyone. You can make a one-off or regular donation here.
We look forward to welcoming you 🙏🏻
Namo Amida Bu!