Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey is a Buddhist Monastery and Retreat centre located in Northumberland, in northern England.
It follows the Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition, similar to the Sōtō Zen sect in Japan.
Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey is under the Spiritual Direction of the Abbot, Rev. Master Daishin Morgan, a senior Disciple of the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett.
The senior priests at the Abbey are experienced in teaching people how to meditate and how to establish a Spiritual practice. Anyone who wishes to practice Buddhism can benefit greatly by sharing in the contemplative Life of the Monastery for a while; during their stay they will learn how to establish and deepen their own practice in daily Life. One of the joys of Buddhist training is that all Activities are an expression of our true nature if approached with the compassionate Awareness of Meditation.
Our programme of retreats aims to help people establish a practice of Meditation and then to support them in their subsequent training in the Buddhist Way.
The contemplative Life of the Monastery forms a valuable background for these Activities; the resident community, most of whom have been living and working together for many years, provide the teaching and a sense of stability.
We are always here and try to be available whenever people have need of advice or just a friendly ear.
The Abbey is one of the main centres for a congregation spread throughout the UK and beyond.
All are warmly invited to join the Abbey's programme of lay training.
The purpose of Spiritual practice is to realise our true nature, which is also the true nature of all of existence, and to express this with our Body, speech and Mind.
Meditation and daily training enable us to see and let go of the clinging which causes Suffering, thus allowing the Compassion and Wisdom within our hearts to enrich our lives.
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