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Portobello Buddhist Priory, a temple of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Zen Buddhism in Edinburgh, Scotland

Day to Day Schedule at the Priory

Opening Hours

The Priory is open to visitors as well as trainees every day from
6.45am to 9.15pm
except Mondays, Thursday afternoons and Sunday pm

Please phone in advance if coming when there is no event scheduled.

Details of scheduled events can be found as follows:

                                       - regular events at the Priory are detailed below

                                       - other events are listed in Forthcoming Events 

Also please check when the Prior is holding retreats elsewhere - see Events Elsewhere

Early Morning Practice (Tuesdays and Fridays)

You can come for early morning meditation, followed by short morning service.

7am - 8.15am

Dharma Evenings (Wednesdays and Fridays)

Midday service and meditation, followed by tea and a Dharma talk/discussion, evening office.

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Introductory Afternoons

Will normally be held on the second Saturday of each month.
See Introductory Afternoons for details.

2.30pm - 4pm

Sunday Mornings

Meditation from 9.30am onwards, followed by either a Ceremony, Dharma discussion or Festival at 11am. For those who cannot attend the whole morning, it is fine to arrive or leave at 10.45am

9.30am - 12.30pm