What we're about

After going on many spiritual related groups in Meetup, I found that they all lacked a social side and that's why I'm starting a supper club.

A supper club is an informal way to get to know people round a table whilst eating home cooked food in someone’s abode. The quality and cost of the food makes this a great way to try new cuisines and produces a conducive space to express freely anything to do with spirituality. Suggested donation are recommended and prepaid with PayPal to reserve your place. Numbers are strictly limited on a first come, first serve basic so an early RSVP is recommended. This is a not for profit making club so the fee covers all food costs only and is community orientated

What type of people will be interested?

Anyone that wants to explore their own self-development by learning from other people’s experiences and debating subjects around the table. Sometimes it will be a group discussion or maybe someone sitting next to you. There is no real structure but a freedom to explore. Sometimes spontaneity can lead to great discussion which can be suppressed in more formal surroundings

Where will people come from?

The two initial venues will be in the rural countryside in Chilton near M40 J7 and in Jericho, central Oxford. London and Birmingham are easily accessible by the M40 to both of these venues. The rural venue is one hour from central London by car, 40 minutes on the Chiltern Line, https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/ fr... Marylebone train station into Haddenham and Thame Parkway and by bus on The Oxford Tube http://www.oxfordtube.com/ . Message me if you need picking up from Haddenham or M40 J6 for the Oxford tube. The rural venue is situated in tranquil countryside adjacent to sheep and cows and is considered by many as one of the best views in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The Oxford venue is situated in one of the most creative areas of Oxford. The Oxford venue will be vegetarian and the Chilton venue, meat based.

Who will be hosting?

Russ will be hosting in Chilton and Elizabeth in Oxford. We both have many years as Buddhist practitioners and have experienced many other faiths and religions

What will be the first meal?

I’m half Malaysian and half English. My mums from Malacca in Malaysia and whilst we live in Singapore, we became obsessed with Malaysian Steamboat. I will introduce you to authentic prawn crackers to start called Krupuk with Sambal and Lingham’s sauce and then the steamboat. I’ve made a video about it and it’s a great icebreaker for this new group

I plan to get the first meeting outdoors with the steamboat so we can experiece the feel and the beauty of this area. In the unlikely event that rain is forecast, I will move it indoors

Suggested topics to discuss? What is duality? How to be happy in this material world? What's the difference between mindfulness in the East to that in the West? What the best way to be in the state of presence, cognitive or contemplative? Some great spiritual films I have on my TV with surround sound, The story of the Weeping Camel, Baraka, Mystics and Magicians, The Secret, and many more

What do I do now?

Please sign up for the group and I will post details for the first meeting which will be in 2/3 weeks time

This is the clip about the Indonesian tribal group i mention in my recent email

Upcoming events (1)

MESSIAH FROM SCRATCH

Royal Albert Hall

This event is still set for Sunday, 15 November[masked]pm Some of the comments from 2017, 2018 and 2019 Amazing concert and food at the Polish Club, my friends want to come next year with me - Angela Vern This was the best Messiah so far!!! Thanks Russ for organising everything. I love the Polish Club too. A five star evening. Put me down for next year’s event, please!!! Sally Newman It was an amazing experience, and I agree with everything Vernon says. Especially the part about putting my name down for next year! Thank you for organising this Russ. Carol G (https://www.meetup.com/Spiritual-Supper-Club/members/184075456/) Great atmosphere, great evening, many thanks Sarah Taylor (https://www.meetup.com/Spiritual-Supper-Club/members/181223612/) Thank you Russell - you are a legend organising such a lovely event! Jane (https://www.meetup.com/Spiritual-Supper-Club/members/240457810/) I had such a nice time, lovely to meet you all and thought the concert was fabulous. Loved the Polish Club too, really great atmosphere. Finally thank you so much for driving us Russ. SHELAGH GOUGH (https://www.meetup.com/Spiritual-Supper-Club/members/95316682/) just wanted to add, the wonderful company also made the evening and it was worth the journey!! Def the Polish club is handy to know! Vern (https://www.meetup.com/Spiritual-Supper-Club/members/187092699/) Superb evening, great food, amazing choir and met some really lovely people. Thanks Russ for organising this event and driving us too. Can I reserve my place for next year? Hope to catch up with everybody soon! Nancy (https://www.meetup.com/Spiritual-Supper-Club/members/179007382/) I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The pre-concert meal at the Polish Club was delicious… I shall return to that beautiful place! Stunning performance of the Messiah in one of the best auditoriums: superb conductor, amazing choir, soloists and orchestra ; it was majestic and acoustically excellent - what a wonderful and uplifting experience! Many thanks for organising Russ :) and thanks so much for driving too! Pickup from my place at 3.30pm for those sharing a lift in my car and the address is 41 Temple Street, Brill HP18 9SU Park at the rear by coming into The Lawns and turning left. Park in the spaces marked Private Parking - 41 only This is an amazing event which houses over 3400 singers from all over the UK and other parts of the world to perform Handel's Messiah. I can take 6 people in my car but we can car share depending on numbers The venue is beautiful and the audience is the minority in the chorus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpLb5u0OYU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpLb5u0OY ) For tickets and further information, please see the link that follows http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/messiah-from-scratch/ Tickets for 2018 not available yet so RSVP to reserve you place for now Stall tickets are available from September. I'm prepare to pay for a block booking once I receive the confirmed numbers of RSVP's. Last year we had 11 people go We can go to the Ognisko Polish Club beforehand in 55 Princes's Gate, Exhibition Road which is very close to the RAH and sample their bison grass vodka with appertise and maybe some traditional Polish dishes. http://www.ogniskorestaurant.co.uk/

Past events (112)

Walk around Launton

The Bull, Launton

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