There is new official Government advice given today on the BBC news webpage: ‘Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others and to fight coronavirus. He said people should work from home and avoid pubs, club, theatres where possible, as part of a range of stringent new measures.’
We will of course follow that advice and close down the Tuesday class at the Millbridge Rooms with immediate effect. No class tomorrow or in the foreseeable future.
Of course we are hoping to restart things back up again as soon as the situation improves.
In the mean time, please stay connected with the sangha online as much as you can.
Our new Facebook group already has 49 members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205398687230606
And we have a zoom meeting tonight at 7.30pm and weekly thereafter. You have to register for it in advance at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Iuc–pqjIpPaCyNk0DFt7eq5fZh94cHA . You can download the free software (which gives a better experience), or you can do it through a browser. But you will need a mic and camera. So either a desktop with these, or a laptop, tablet or phone.
Tonight Mangala will be talking about the coronavirus and Buddhist practice. And it will be followed by an optional group chat. You can log off when you like.
It will be tonight and next Monday (23rd), then it will move to Tuesday nights as from Tuesday the 31st March.
with much metta
(and on behalf of Leah, Rob, Helen, and all our spiritual friends and advisors)
p.s. Amber is also cancelling her yoga class with immediate effect. No class tomorrow.