Anyone who has attended an introductory session at the Priory or other OBC group is welcome at the following group evenings. You do not need to book for these; just come along.
Wednesday Evening, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Friday Evening, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Each evening includes two meditation periods with walking meditation between (10mins). There is usually a short, traditional ceremony. The Prior may talk on an aspect of Buddhist doctrine/practice and the evening ends with refreshments and questions.
Sunday Morning, 9.15am – 12.30pm. (Can arrive at 10.00am for the second sitting.) Two meditation periods are followed by the traditional Morning Service, which includes chanting The Scripture of Great Wisdom (The Heart Sutra), using English translations set to Gregorian music. Afterwards there may be a Dharma talk and discussion over tea and refreshments.
Once a month there is a Festival Ceremony instead of Morning Service (see Festivals and Ceremonies, and Calendar).