We meet every Tuesday evening .
Doors open at 7.00 pm, so it is best to arrive between 7.00 and 7.15 to give yourself a chance to settle in before we start very promptly at 7.30 pm.
We finish at 9.30pm.
The location is the Millbridge Room, Maidenhead Yard, Hertford, SG14 1PT (opposite the Hertford Theatre).
It’s set back from the main road, between the take-away and Eagle Barbers ( used to be Martins newsagents eg in the pic below).
The building is a Victorian seed warehouse formerly used by McMullens, the brewers.
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Street parking is often hard to find in Hertford. It is probably best to park in a nearby car park. We are right opposite Hertford Theatre, and their website has some good info about nearby car parks.
St. Andrew Street used to be the nearest. There was a short cut footpath from it by the side of the theatre. I think all the car parks are free after 6.30pm.
St. Andrew Street
103 spaces – short stay (was a 2 minute walk away)
St Andrew Street car park is still open, but because of the building works to refurb the theatre, the short cut footpath (shown as a green arrow) below is closed, so you have to walk round the long way (where the blue arrow is).
There are spaces at St. Andrews 90% of the time around 7pm, but if it is full try Gascoyne Way.
340 spaces – multi-storey (5 – 10 minute walk away). This is where I park.
Quickest way to walk is the Post Office Way footpath which is shown as a grey line in the may below.
There are also:
120 spaces – short stay (5 -10 minute walk away)
182 spaces – multi-storey (10 minute walk away)
It is also a relatively short walk (10 to 15 minutes) from Hertford East, and also Hertford North train stations.
Everyone (including newcomers, and anyone just curious in finding out more) is very welcome to come to our classes; you do not need to think of yourself as a Buddhist to listen to the Buddha’s teachings (the Dharma) or to meditate. For introductory information on Buddhism click here.
And click here for more information on meditation as well as all kinds of useful information.
As you enter there will be somewhere to leave your shoes and outdoor clothing. There will also be a box for a donation towards the hire of the room and other overheads. The suggested donation for the evening is £5. If you cannot afford £5 that is fine, just pay what you can afford.
The content of each evening will vary from week to week but there will always be a session of meditation with instruction and an explanation of some aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions and meet others over a cup of tea and maybe even a biscuit or two.
No special clothing or equipment is required; mats, cushions, and chairs will be provided. We would suggest that you dress modestly and comfortably and possibly refrain from eating too heavily beforehand and this can be a recipe for a very dozy period of meditation.
We are easily accessible from the following areas: Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Goffs Oak, Waltham Cross, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Forest, Harlow, Enfield, Barnet, Hertford, Ware, Welwyn Garden City, Potters Bar, Hatfield, Stevenage, Harpenden, Luton, Potters Bar, East Hertfordshire, West Essex