We have a meditation and Buddhism and meditation evening every Thursday from 7.30 - 9.30 pm. We usually close for one or two Thursdays over Yuletide.
The evenings are open to everyone regardless of experience, age, gender, race, class. A warm welcome awaits - just turn up - we're on the ground floor, through the front door and to the left.
There is usually someone on site by 7.00 pm if you fancy coming earlier.
We routinely start at 1930ish. See below for a rough idea of what how we practice each week.
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5DR
Finding Us: The Quaker Meeting House is on the north side of Mill Road (A259) between Grand Avenue and West Avenue (look for the dark blue sign). Ten minutes walk from West Worthing Station, five minutes walk from Goring shopping parade. Bus no. 700 stops in Mill Road a few minutes walk away (Grand Avenue stop). If you drive please park in West Avenue.
Practising with Others:
Many say that coming to the evenings is the first time they have been able to be present just as they are without having to be anything in particular or shape themselves to other's expectations. Buddhism offers a guide to leading a more authentic and creative life without telling you what this will look like for you. Each person's potential emerges naturally out of regular practice. Experiencing this with like minded people develops confidence and can support our progress.
Regular Evenings start with a short ritual then mindfulness of breathing or metta bhavana (loving kindness or friendliness) meditation practices, followed by a talk or discussion and then tea.
The First Thursday of each month is a meditation practice evening. We usually have a short puja (a devotional practice to help connect with our aspirations) at the end of the evening. There is no expectation or requirement you should join in with the puja. You are welcome to simply listen and enjoy / wonder.
Wishing you all well and looking forward to meeting you if you decide to come along.
Vimokshaja, Georgina, Sean, Leatham and Louise - Worthing Triratna team
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