I am hoping to restart face to face classes at the Millbridge Rooms in Hertford soon.
That is the plan anyway. I will let you know for sure at the beginning of April.
We will carry on with zoom for the next few weeks, but thankfully the risk from covid appears to be diminishing at last.
coming up the next few weeks we have:
08 March 2022 Amber
15 March 2022 Keith
22 March 2022 Keith
29 March 2022 Paramajyoti
05 April 2022 not known
12 April 2022 not known
The zoom link is https://hertfordbuddhistgroup.co.uk/zoom Tuesdays – log in to zoom 7.15pm to 7.30pm beginners and newcomers always welcome.
Then after Easter we will probably stop zoom and go back to face to face classes in the Millbridge rooms
19 April 2022 Relaunch of the face to face class in the Millbridge rooms
26 April 2022 6 week meditation course starts in the Millbridge rooms.
After we revert back to real life I imagine we will still have occasional zoom events as I know some of you can’t come face to face. More details in future newsletters.
I feel I ought to write some words about the war in Ukraine. Many of us are struggling at the moment with the horrific suffering there. I am trying to witness it with compassion and some equanimity, without becoming overwhelmed with pain and anger.
It is hard to know what to say, so I will paste here a quote from the Dalai Lama who speaks with much heartfelt wisdom :
“I have been deeply saddened by the conflict in Ukraine.
Our world has become so interdependent that violent conflict between two countries inevitably impacts the rest of the world. War is out-dated – non-violence is the only way. We need to develop a sense of the oneness of humanity by considering other human beings as brothers and sisters. This is how we will build a more peaceful world.
Problems and disagreements are best resolved through dialogue. Genuine peace comes about through mutual understanding and respect for each other’s wellbeing.
We must not lose hope. The 20th century was a century of war and bloodshed. The 21st century must be a century of dialogue.
I pray that peace is swiftly restored in Ukraine.
The Dalai Lama
February 28, 2022″