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There are currently four groups meeting regularly.  A weekly group, Awakening the Mind meets at High Ham on Wednesday evenings in a converted barn (Siggy’s Barn).  Two groups meet monthly on different Sundays in South Petherton, in private houses. One is for learning The Path to Enlightenment and the other to discuss Buddhism in the 21st Century.  One group meets weekly in Taunton for basic Meditation.  Apart from the meditation group, all group meetings include introductory and closing prayers, meditation, a talk and discussion.  Beginners are welcome at all groups.  All meetings are followed by refreshments.  A voluntary donation may be made after the meeting.

Saraswati Buddhist Group generally studies texts from the Nalanda Tradition, with emphasis on the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  These texts have included Bodhicaryavatara by Shantideva, Bhavanakrama by Kamalashila, Mind Training like the Rays of the Sun by Nam Kha Pel (a student of Lama Tong Khapa), Knowledge and Awareness (Lo Rig) using Mind in Tibetan Buddhism by Elizabeth Napper, Introduction to Tantrayana by Geshe Wangchen, Awakening the Mind by Geshe Wangchen, The Kindness of Others by Geshe Thekchog and many shorter texts.