Walking meditation at Brownshill monastery during our spring retreat. The walking is being led by Rev. Master Saido from Telford Buddhist Priory who we share the retreat with.






The retreat hut at the end of the Priory garden


The sitting Buddha under the apple tree surrounded by lavender








Rev. Gareth visiting one of our local schools to give assembly.







This is a photo taken on one of my regular walks. I try get some element of practice in the composition with regard to harmony and feel.







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Hello everyone. I have been giving out information etc. about my response to Covid-19 in the newsletter so the website has been a bit quiet of late.

There are a couple things I would like to let you know of on tyhough. Firstly I am not receiving emails through info@readingbuddhistpriory at the moment due to unknown technical reasons. I am trying to get it sorted. So if you have been trying to reach me in the last week I apologise but please email me on

I am looking into running Introductory sessions via Zoom and how best to do that. I will try to get this up and running soon. There are areas which maybe problematical but I will see what I can do. At least I can get you started even if it is not quite what I would do in person. In the meantime I would recommend going onto the Throssel Buddhist Abbey website and watcching their DVD download on meditation and how to utilise it in your life called ‘Zen Meditation’ and also the book ‘Sitting Buddha’ which is an excellent primer on the practise of Soto Zen.

The use of Zoom I feel has been a great success in helping people feel connected and for me to carry on teaching and providing the usual meditation and services. If you would like to join in and are already used to the practice please contact me and I will give you the neccessary paswords and ID.


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