My name is Reverend Alicia and I am a Buddhist monastic ordained in the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism with the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. Sitting Buddha Hermitage in Cromford, close to the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, is where I live and practise.
I came to Sitting Buddha Hermitage in 2014 because I wanted to experience quiet solitary practice, following the inner call to meditation and contemplation in a less structured, more free-flowing, way, and to offer that opportunity to others who are established in the way of Soto Zen.
One year on, and I feel that it is time to start offering some introductory classes on Buddhism and meditation and to open up the Hermitage to people in this area who would like to come and meditate together. See the Blog for news of how this is unfolding.