Friday 1 May
Free admission, booking essential
To celebrate the Kuniyoshi exhibition, the Buddhist Society are offering an evening introduction to Zazen (sitting meditation as practiced in Japanese Zen Buddhism) with the Venerable Sochu.
Buddhism is currently the main religion in Japan, with about 90 million practicing Buddhists. The religion has been practiced in Japan since Prince Shotuku 7th Century CE and was influential during Kuniyoshi’s lifetime from 1797-1861. The Buddhist Society, whose patron is His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is one of the oldest Buddhist institutions in Europe, founded in 1924, by Christmas Humphreys. Venerable Sochu an ordained Zen monk in the Rinzai Zen tradition, who will be leading the evening, is one of the Society’s teachers.
To receive your free ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Meditation Evening’ in the subject line. Numbers are limited to 100 people so please book early to avoid disappointment. A Kuniyoshi exhibition ticket is required for entry to the meditation class; quote ‘Meditation Evening’ at the ticket desk on Friday 1 May to receive a discounted ticket for £8 (tickets only available for visits on Friday 1 May).
For more information on The Buddhist Society visit www.buddhistsociety.com