“I have enjoyed the personal warmth of the welcome I have received from everyone and the invitation to fully participate in the sharing of our thoughts, feelings, ideas and experiences.”

“I’m not an academic and please be rest assured that the School welcomes everyone regardless of class, age, sex, education and religious conviction (or not) . Please give it a go – you have everything to gain!?”

“I went along to my first class with curious interest and no expectation. Being in regular contact with like minded people and engaging in discussion about life generally has been so beneficial to me and to others in the class too.”

“I enjoy meeting extremely interesting and like-minded people”

“The benefits of the teaching include making clear, confident decisions and making life seem more simple and less stressful than before.”

“I look at myself and the world in a different light, appreciating and living in every present moment. Life has become more meaningful and more purposeful.”

“There are no certificates or diplomas , but the rewards of going to the School are far greater. You come away with a more peaceful, happier life.”

“Some months after I joined the School I found I was able to leave behind much of the baggage that I’d been carrying around with me. The greatest joy is being able to bring the mind to rest and experience a wonderful stillness and peace.”

“I have put my experience in the classes into practical use and have found a huge difference in my behaviour already. I look forward every week to the classes.”

thought for the week

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.  

Thich Nhat Hanh   (1926 – )  

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk