When the heart opens, it opens and opens and opens into boundless space, there is no corner that the heart doesn’t reach. This is a cornerstone truth of the dharma. In our practice at Woodchester Valley Zendo we strive to provide a space where we can share our joys, our sorrows, our struggles. Week by week during the pandemic we re-wrote the Heart Sutra, one of the ancient texts of Mahayana Buddhism, re-writing it in our own unique and contemporary language, pulling it apart, line by line and discovering how deeply it spoke to us. It's no accident that its called the Heart Sutra! Our practice since then strives to deepen those insights.
We meet in Woodchester, near Stroud, Minchinhampton, Avening, Gloucester, Cheltenham,
Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Stonehouse.