To enquire about joining us on a Thursday then please contact us by completing the e-mail form at the bottom of the page.
Please note that due to COVID-19, we will not be meeting face to face until further notice. We are meeting online every week. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
We meet once a week, on Thursday evening from 6.45 until 8.45 pm.
Our weekly Thursday evening practice is simple, and those who are new to the group will be gently guided through the practices. The normal format is as follows:
On the 3rd Thursday of each month we share the reading of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
The purpose of the Thursday session is not to “teach” meditation but to participate collectively in a spiritual mindfulness practice as taught by Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
The venue is Marlborough Friends Meeting House, The Parade, Marlborough, SN8 1NE (see map below)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
We are aware of the very positive contribution that mindfulness practice is making in the field of mental health. MBSR and MBCT are typically introduced therapeutically and in a secular setting as an 8 week course taught by qualified mindfulness teachers.
For clarity, please be aware that this is not what we offer at Marlborough White Clouds Sangha. Our practice is spiritual rather than clinical and based on the principles of Zen and Mahayana Buddhism as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh and members of the Order of Interbeing which he established.
Our practice should not be seen as a substitute for any recommended clinical therapy or medication. If you are interested in mindfulness in a secular therapy context then we would suggest that you find a qualified provider of a mindfulness therapy course. The following link may be of assistance to you: