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Dharma Evening

Wed. 14th Feb., 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Dharma evenings are open to anyone who is familiar with our meditation practice. If you are new to meditation in our tradition, please arrange to come to an introductory event first.

Reciting "Rules for Meditation" (Fukanzazengi) at Evening Service. Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple, Leicester.

Reciting "Rules for Meditation"

The evening starts with a short ceremony called Evening Service. This includes the recitation of "Rules for Meditation", which is a text by the thirteenth century Sōtō Zen monk Great Master Dōgen. Dōgen is an important figure in the history of the tradition, and this scripture gives an excellent description of many aspects of the practice of meditation.

Practising meditation, Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple, Leicester

Evening Service is followed by two periods of meditation, with walking meditation in between. The second meditation period is followed by Vespers, which is a short scripture recitation.

Dharma Talk in the Common Room, Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple, Leicester.

After this there is a Dharma Talk in the common room, followed by plenty of opportunity to ask questions about the talk, or to discuss anything related to Buddhist practice.

Sometimes we listen to a recorded Dharma Talk and discuss it afterwards.

The schedule for a Dharma Evening:

7.30pm Evening Service
Meditation 30 mins
Walking meditation
Meditation approx. 10 mins, ending at 8.30pm
8.40pm Dharma Talk and discussion about practice, with tea
Ends 9.30pm


Wed. 14th Feb.
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple
51 Lamborne Road, West Knighton
Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 6HQ United Kingdom
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0116 210 3870

As well as these events the temple also has a regular daily schedule.

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