There are two Sanghas in Birmingham, Birmingham Sangha and Leaves of One Tree Sangha (Bournville), details of both are below.
Our members come from many spiritual and philosophical backgrounds so diversity is welcome since anyone can benefit from mindfulness as a spiritual path.
We use e mail to keep people updated. You are welcome to ring and have a chat before you decide whether to come along and see if you like what we do.
John. 0121 449 3977 evenings.
Leaves of One Tree Sangha, Bournville, Birmingham.
We are a group of people who meet to join in meditation and share teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (“Thay”) on Buddhism. People of any faith or no faith, experienced meditators or beginners, young and old are welcome and you can join us at any time of the year. No previous experience of meditation is required. Chairs are available but if you wish to sit on a mat or cushion please bring this with you. We remove our shoes so warm socks are a must especially in the winter!
During the evening we enjoy guided meditations, slow walking meditation and silent sitting meditation. We also drink tea mindfully, listen to talks by Thay, share Buddhist readings, mindful speech and deep listening.
We meet from 7.15pm to 9.15pm on alternate Thursdays. Please arrive at 7.00pm to be ready for a 7.15pm start so we have time to settle before we begin.
Dates for 2020 ….
January 16th and 30th. February 13th and27th. March 12th and 26th. April 9th and 23rd. May 7th and 21st. June 4th and 18th. July 2nd, 16th and 30th. August 13th and 27th. September 10th and 24th. October 8th and 22nd. November 5th and 19th. December 3rd, 17th and 31st.
We meet at Bournville Friends Meeting House, 65 Linden Road, Bournville, B30 1JT. The meeting house with a small car park is right next to a No 11 bus stop and is under a large cedar tree. If the car park is full there is nearby street parking available on Woodbrooke Road and Sycamore Road. We do ask for a small donation to cover the cost of room hire.
We are active within the West Midlands Sangha area of the community of Interbeing and share days of mindfulness with the other Sanghas.
If you wish to attend a meeting you can just turn up. Please arrive in good time. If you wish to ask any questions or check anything out beforehand please contact Howard on 07811 255 789.