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Nottingham Vihara

TravellerTraveller East Midlands UK Veteran
edited February 2015 in Sanghas

I just found out a Vihara has opened in Nottingham a couple of short bus rides away from where I live. I was perusing a local Soto Zen groups site when I found out that it had opened and that Bhante Amitha from the Leicester Vihara who I have met a couple of times is the resident monk. They let the Zennies use the facilities in Leicester and Nottingham. I'm stoked meditation on a Saturday between six and seven pm. Going to give them a call in the morning.

Bunkslobster

Comments

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Which tradition is it?

  • TravellerTraveller East Midlands UK Veteran

    Theravada

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Yes, but which sub-school?

  • TravellerTraveller East Midlands UK Veteran
    Its Sri Lankan
  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Oh, I see. I've had involvement with Thai Forest and Samatha Trust in the UK, but I'm not that familiar with the other "varieties".

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I think he's referring to this:

    http://www.bodhayati.org.uk/

  • TravellerTraveller East Midlands UK Veteran
    No federica I am not. I will post a link when I am not on my phone.
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Well that's two then!!

  • Sounds wonderful.

    The Singhalese/Sri Lankan Buddhists can be a little conservative, 'Dharma Uber alles' in some aspects. However the political situation in Sri Lanka is not all there is and frankly not something you have to indulge in. I never buy into childish and lame lama worshipping when practicing 'Tibetan' Vajrayana . . .

    My nearest Sri Lankan Vihara I visited only once, they seemed fine. Might be time for another visit . . .

    Cushions under bums (bottoms). Same in any sitting . . .

  • TravellerTraveller East Midlands UK Veteran

    @federica The Bodhayati Vihara was run by this chap whose credentials as a monk are somewhat dubious. Where they practice from now is unknown as the property on Derby terrace was up for rent last time I went past on the bus.

    Anyway as I Edo Shonin: http://www.edoshoninarchive.com/

    This is the Vihara I meant in the original post.

    http://shanthiviharadhammaschool.weebly.com/about.html

    I hope that clarifies things.

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