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 (5)

Walk in Fingest (2 hour)

Chequers Lane, outside St Bartholomew Church

This is a maximum group of six people including me to meet the guidelines after lockdown and Tier 2 status. Park the car at the lay-by on the MARLOW road out at Fingest on Fingest Lane. Look at the photos and see where the blue tag is as that’s the exact location of the lay-by. This is my favourite walk starting at Fingest and walking clockwise towards Turville. Up Cobstone Hill to the windmill and into Hanger Wood. We shall go to the boundary of the woods down to the lay-by which will be our finishing point. There are so many variations of landscape that the mind is engaged with the beautiful change in colours, the flora and fauna. Please take some water and snacks as we will stop just before Hangar Woods at the bottom of the hill. This is a FREE event so please change your RSVP if you cannot go as we are limited to 6 in total. You can call me on[masked] if you can’t find the lay-by or for more information

Waddesdon Manor (1hr 40mins)

The Five Arrows

This is a maximum group of six people including me to meet the guidelines after lockdown and Tier 2 status. Park opposite the Five Arrow Hotel on off road parking. A lovely walk around Waddesdon Manor which is slightly undulated but easy underfoot. You don’t need National Trust membership to walk this route but you can visit the house and the flora gardens at the rear, before or afterwards if you are a NT member Have a look at the map and we will be going clockwise. Dogs are allowed but you will need your dog on a lead in the field after exiting the grounds of the Manor. This is a fairly easy walk which will take around 1hr 45mins This is a FREE event so please change your RSVP if you cannot go as we are limited to 6 in total. You can call me on[masked] if you can’t find the lay-by or for more information

Brill Circular Walk (2 hr)

Brill Windmill

This is a maximum group of six people including me to meet the guidelines after lockdown and Tier 2 status. Park adjacent to the Windmill and we shall be waking down Windmill Street onto Hugh Street and behind the school to Chinkwell Wood and through the woods to the other side coming back into Brill by the playing field. Make our way to The Lawns and onto The Walks back to Brill Windmill This is a FREE event so please change your RSVP if you cannot go as we are limited to 6 in total. You can call me on[masked] if you can’t find the lay-by or for more information

Britwell Hill Walk (2 Options 90 mins or 3 hrs)

Britwell Hill

This is a maximum group of six people including me to meet the guidelines after lockdown and Tier 2 status. Park at The Ridgeway as it crossed Britwell Hill shown on the map. Park on the right at the crossroad coming from Britwell Salome with the hill in front of you which has spaces for six cars. This is a figure of eight route and we will be doing the southern loop first going anti-clockwise along the Earthworks returning the the cars and over the crossroad to do the other loop clockwise. Coming down Britwell Hil at the end back to the car park. You have the option to do the first loop or both loops which is 90 mins or 3 hours respectively. This is a FREE event so please change your RSVP if you cannot go as we are limited to 6 in total. You can call me on[masked] if you can’t find the lay-by or for more information

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MESSIAH FROM SCRATCH

Royal Albert Hall

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