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Dharma Evening: Recorded Talk

Wed. 15th Jan., 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.

After this there is a Dharma Talk or other activity in the common room, which alternates between the following:

  • An opportunity to ask questions about practice (Q&A)
  • A discussion on an aspect of the teaching, or of Buddhist practice (suggestions for topics are very welcome)
  • A Dharma Talk on a Buddhist scripture or other text, with an opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • A recorded Dharma Talk, with an opportunity to discuss afterwards (suggestions for these are also very welcome)
  • A "bring-and-share" evening, where anyone can bring along a short passage of text to read, which we can then discuss. The text doesn't specifically have to be from a Buddhist work/author, but should have some direct relevance to Buddhist practice.
Dharma Talk in the Common Room, Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple, Leicester.

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, discussion etc., with tea
Ends 9.30pm


Wed. 15th Jan.
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple
7 Chadderton Close, West Knighton
Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 6GZ 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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