Local Group | Chester

Boundless Heart Sangha

Hands making heart shape

“So with a boundless heart one should cherish all living beings, suffusing the whole world with unobstructed loving-kindness”

The Boundless Heart Sangha meets every Monday online starting at 7.00pm and is led by Sangha members.  We begin with a personal and practice check-in, which enables the establishment of a warm community at the start of  the session. We move to a period of sitting meditation, sometimes silent and sometimes guided. This is followed by a reading most commonly from one of Thay’s books, chosen by a Sangha member. On the first Monday of each month, this is replaced by the reciting of the five mindfulness trainings. We end with a period of ‘Dharma sharing’ where we share from the heart, and practise deep listening, or silent contemplation, finishing around 8.15pm .

Sangha is rooted in the teachings of the Buddha and we welcome people from any, or no, faith background. Whatever our beliefs, we come together in the spirit of compassion and a desire to live fully and completely in every moment of our lives. Mindfulness means ‘keeping the conscious alive to the present reality’. We practise mindfulness in order to come back to what is happening in the present moment in our daily lives which allows us to slow our lives down; touch the healing elements that touch the boundless heart inside us and around us, and to nourish the seeds of joy, peace, compassion, and understanding in ourselves and others.  Mindfulness supports us to live freely and to face everyday challenges with more balance and poise.

We would love you to join us in our meditation practice. Please contact the Sangha on the email below for further information.