Gainford Meditation Group

Introduction to the Group

Our evenings usually follow the same format. We start at 7.00pm with a short service consisting of an incense offering and a scripture recitation. We then meditate for twenty minutes, followed by five minutes of walking meditation, then do a further twenty minutes of meditation. This takes us to about 8.00pm, when we get together to talk, and finish for 9.00pm. 

We meet every week as well as joining up with the Newcastle and Teesside groups when a monk from our order visits usually bi-monthly on  Saturdays. In addition we sometimes arrange day retreats and other events, and group members regularly visit Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey for festival days as well as longer retreats. Transport to Throssel can be shared.

Meeting Times and Location

We meet 7pm - 9pm each Thursday night in the village hall at Gainford post code DL2 3GB. See the map.

We meet in our own meditation room upstairs (see photos). There's free parking at the village hall as well as on the street or on the village green . Aim to arrive before 7pm so we can start on time.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the group then please get in touch. If you would like to join us but have not done Zazen meditation before then we recommend you contact us before your first visit so that meditation instruction can be arranged.

If you have been before, or meditated at Throssel Hole or another OBC group then please feel welcome to join us at any time.

Email Billy at :