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Borders and Lothian Sangha

Address:   Galashiels Scotland
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen
Affiliation: Order of Interbeing
Phone: 01896 756 400
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

Part of the world-wide Community of Interbeing founded by Vietnamses Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Please contact Sandra (details above) for information about gatherings. Also, for more information about the wider Sangha in the UK, visit:

Brentwood Buddhist Meditation group

Address: Thr quakers Friends meeting house hutton rd (high street)  Shenfield, Essex
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: independant group
Phone: 01277 821414
Website: http://www.essex brentwood buddhist meditation group
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Main Contact: Tina Capener  Email  (Phone: 01277 821414)
Notes and Events:

We are a Buddhist meditaion group who meet every Wednesday at 7.45 for "watching the breath" meditation followed by discussions and group work regarding the teachings of Buddhism and its relevance to our lives in the now.

On the first wednesday of every month we have meditation advice and instruction for beginners. Anyone is welcome and no prior experience is required. Our instructor has 40 years of meditation experience.

On the second wednesday of the month we usually have a speaker from other Buddhist traditions and sometimes from other faiths-our members organise and run other evenings bringing thier own personal experience and interests to the group.

We are a group without any set leader or teacher, we believe that we all have something to teach each other.

Brentwood Buddhist Meditation group is non profit making, all monies go into the running of the group and the organising of events.

We try and hold a retreat weekend open to all members at least once a year.

£2.50 cons £ 3.00 working

Brentwood Buddhist Society

Address: Brentwood, Essex   Brentwood CM144YD
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Phone: 01277626225
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Main Contact: Richard Burch  
Spiritual Director: Richard Burch  Email  (Phone: 01277626225)
Notes and Events:

Brentwood Buddhist Society is a warm friendly group of people who meet once a week for meditation & discussion. All the main types of meditation are taught from Insight Meditation, Mindfullness of Breathing, Relaxation, Kindness & Forgiveness, Loving Kindness and Visualisation.

Please visit our web site for more details at

Brighton Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: Yoga Haven, Donkey Mews, Brunswick Street  Hove East Sussex BN3 1AW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Shambhala, Kagyu Tibetan
Affiliation: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
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Co-coordinator: Ng Yin Wan  Email  
Main Contact: Tim Coxon  Email  (Phone: 01273271012)
Notes and Events:

Mindfulnessand Awareness meditation practice and study as laid out in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings.

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche.

Brighton Soto Zen Group

Address: Bodhi Garden Dharma Centre 7a Ship Street Gardens Between Ship Street and Middle Street  Brighton Sussex BN1 1AJ
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: International Zen Association
Phone: 01273 682974
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Main Contact: Jay or Heather  Email  (Phone: 01273 682974)
Notes and Events:

The Brighton Zen group meets twice weekly at the Bodhi Garden Dharma Centre in central Brighton to practise zazen. All are welcome to attend. Please attend one of our introductions first if you are new to our practice. Please wear loose, dark clothes.

We are affiliated to the International Zen Association United Kingdom (IZAUK - and part of the International Zen Association (founded by Master Taisen Deshimaru) (

Bristol Shambhala Meditation Group

Address: 17 Lower Redland Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6TB   Bristol
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Kagyu
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Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
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Shambhala is an international community of practitioners of meditation in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions. The Bristol and South West UK Shambhala Meditation Group offers meditation instruction for newcomers and advanced students, Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, and a place to meet for people who would like to open their hearts and minds.

The Bristol group meets weekly on a Wednesday evening.  

We also have groups near Stroud and Dorchester and weekly meditation practice.  

Please see our website for details of timings and what is currently on our programme of events at 

Bristol Zen Dojo International Zen Association UK

Address: 91-93 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AT   Bristol Bristol BS7 8AT
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: International Zen Association, UK
Phone: 0117 942 4347
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Founder: Taisen Deshimaru  
Main Contact: Adrian Tuttiett  
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Please see the IZAUK Website for a complete list of affiliated zen practice places within the UK along with maps and schedules.  Affiliated groups practice zazen meditation in the Soto Zen Tradition.

Buddhist Books at The Inner Bookshop

Address: 111 Magdalen Road  Oxford OX4 1RQ
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: independent
Phone: +44 (0)1865 245301
Fax: +44 (0)1865 245521
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Main Contact: Ruth Ashcroft  Email  (Phone: 01865 245301)
Notes and Events:

Over 2,500 titles on Buddhism available online. Including secondhand book and hard to get titles from India. Worldwide mail order and secure onlinee orderring facilities. Sub categories include General Buddhism, Dhammapada,   Tibetan, Shin or Pure Land and other Buddhist traditions.

Buddhist Centre Croydon

Address: 98 High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND   London
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna Buddhist Order
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 0845 459 4015
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Founder: Sangharakshita  
President: Maitreyabandhu  
Notes and Events:

Croydon Buddhist Centre is at the heart of a friendly community of Buddhists living throughout south London and surrounding areas, and welcomes newcomers to try out its many activities.  It is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a movement dedicated to making the traditional teachings of Buddhism accessible to people living in the modern world.
Join us in one of our meditation classes which are aimed at all levels of experience. The classes on Wednesday and Saturday are enhanced with periods of teaching on bringing aspects of meditation and Buddhist practice into your daily life.
The centre also runs day events and courses on Buddhist study and practice as well as hosting festival days for all to attend.

The centres activities are complimented by Yoga and Tai Chi classes as well as holistic therapies and a Vegetarian and Vegan health food shop.

Buddhist Centre Exeter

Address: 13 Toronto Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 6LE   Exeter Devon EX4 6LE
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
Phone: (1392) 427601
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Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Spiritual Director: the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje  
Notes and Events:

If you are interested in finding out more about Buddhism and its meditation practices then thursday is our introductory evening with guided meditation and short introductory talk.

Buddhist Group Newcastle upon Tyne

Address: c/o Andy Young 20 Holystone crescent, High Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7ET   Newcastle
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan - Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Diamond way
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Notes and Events:

Our group was established in 2002 and is one of over 500 centres and groups of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism that were established by Lama Ole Nydahl and his wife Hannah throughout the world.

Buddhist Group of Kendal

Address: The Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4NH   Cumbria
Tradition: Theravada
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Spiritual Adviser: Ven. Henepola Gunaratana Maha Thera  
Teacher: Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Maha Thera  
Notes and Events:

This small group holds an open meeting once a month (except December) on Sundays, 2.00 - 4.30pm.

Venue: Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal LA9 4NH. (The entrance is on Sepulchre Lane. Please use the main [top] door, down stone steps).

The meetings, which are led by teachers authorized by the Theravada Sangha (community of Buddhist Monks), will include: meditation, talks, discussion and tea.

Everyone welcome.

There are no charges for these meetings. If you wish to make a donation towards room hire you are welcome to do so.

Buddhist Hospice Trust

Address: 31 Weir Gardens  Rayleigh SS6 7TQ
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: All Traditions
Phone: 01268 775521
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Kushog: Pema Jigme Choder  Email  
Main Contact: Peter Goble  Email  (Phone: 07951 869265)
Notes and Events:

The Buddhist Hospice Trust is an unaffiliated Buddhist organisation and a registered charity.  The Trust exists to meet the needs of seriously ill, dying or bereaved Buddhists (and non-Buddhists in sympathy with its aims) for spiritual support and companionship.  The Trust operates via a nationwide network of volunteers from all Buddhist schools and traditions, serving all who seek its support and help.

The Buddhist Hospice Trust acts as a bridge to hospices and providers of palliative care services for Buddhist organisations and individuals.  It provides an a Buddhist advisory and consultative service on hospice and palliative care issues to the wider community, and on Buddhist perspectives on living and dying.

The Trust offers public meetings, occasional training events, and publications on hospice and related matters. 

The Trust is managed by a Board of trustees.  The Chairman is Peter Goble.  Kushog Pema Jigme Choder is an advisor.

Buddhist Society

Address: 58 Eccleston Square  London London SW1V 1PH
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 020 7834 5858
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Notes and Events:

Founded in 1924 by Christmas Humphreys, is one of the oldest Buddhist societies in Europe.

The Object of the Society is to publish and make known the principles of Buddhism and to encourage the study and practice of those principles.

The Buddhist Society is open to members and non-members from 2pm to 6pm Monday to Friday with classes in the evening and from 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays.

The Society holds lectures, classes and activities in the teachings of the Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, Pure Land and Tibetan Schools. Some are open to the public, including the ‘Introducing Buddhism’ class, which offers the newcomer an introduction to the whole field of Buddhism. There are also classes and lectures for members only; these include ‘The Fundamentals of Buddhism’; an Intermediate course and ‘Themes of the Great Way’, a course on Indian Mahayana. The annual one-week residential Summer School is available to members and non-members.

Buddhists for Environmental Action (BEAC)

Address: 17 Newmarket Road (c/- Dharmachari Punyaketu)  Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8EG
Tradition: Non-Sectarian,
Affiliation: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO)
Phone: (01223) 329 756 - Punyaketu
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Notes and Events:

End of last year we founded a core group here in Cambridge that meets regularly at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre. After showing Al Gores film The Inconvinient Truth to 60 people within our own FWBO sangha we are now planning further events. The aim is in future to address as many Buddhists as possible in the Cambridge area. We want especially to emphasize the connection between our spiritual practise as Buddhists and our common concern for the environment, climate change and related pressing issues.

We are also networking and communicating with other groups and organisations in the Cambridge area who are active in the same areas (e.g. Cambridge Open Forum, and interfaith groups).

For more information, to put you on our mailing list, etc., please contact us via our email address. Also if you are interested to become one of our guest speakers or know somebody who you think might be suitable, please let us know as well.

Cambridge Amaravati Group

Address: Central Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK
Phone: 07754 588077
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Contact: Dan Jones  
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Cambridge Amaravati Group grew from a few local Buddhists, who were interested in the teachings from Amaravati Buddhist monastery near Hemel Hempstead.
They meet fortnightly on Sunday evenings in the members homes to meditate together for about one hour, with a brief Buddhist ceremony beforehand and tea and a chat afterwards. The type of meditation practiced is vipassana or insight meditation. The group functions as a way for meditators to come together, rather than as a taught class, and is open and sociable. Over the years people have joined who are interested in different forms of vipassana meditation, or in different Buddhist traditions altogether. The group also acts as a contact point for people interested in visiting Amaravati, to find out more directly about this sort of meditation and Buddhist way of life.

Contact: Dan Jones:   or web-site for Amaravati monastery

Cambridge Serene Reflection Meditation Group

Address:   Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Tradition: Mahayana, Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Phone: 01223 411018
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Founder: Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett  
Contact: Richard Potter  Email  
Notes and Events:

We are affiliated to the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, in the Soto Zen tradition.

As a group we meet twice a month to practice together.  New members welcome if you would like to find out what you can do.

Two or three times a year we have visit from a Monk/Nun from Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey. 

Cardiff Buddhist Centre

Address: 12 St Peter's Street  Roath, Cardiff Wales CF24 3BA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Western Buddhist Order
Affiliation: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
Phone: 029 20462492
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Founder: Sangharakshita  
Spiritual Director: Pradmudita  
Teacher: Padmasimha  
Notes and Events:

  • Drop-in meditation for complete beginners and experienced meditators alike
  • Introductory courses on Buddhism
  • Weekend retreats in the Welsh countryside

Cham Tse Ling

Address: University of Central Lancashire  Preston PR1
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nalanda Tradition
Affiliation: Patron: H.H. Dalai Lama
Phone: 01772726481
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Main Contact: Eileen Maher  Email  (Phone: 01772 726481)
Notes and Events:

Cham Tse Ling meets weekly, in room 308 Harrington building, University of Central Lancashire, at 7.00 for 7.30 start.
Teachings are arranged throughout the year, conntact by phone or email for further information.

Friendly group, all welcome!

Cirencester SRMG Group (Soto Zen)

Address: Friends Meeting House 53 Thomas Street   Cirencester Gloucester GL7 2BA
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Order Buddhist Contemplatives
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Contact: Allie McLeod  Email  (Phone: 01451 861146)
Notes and Events:

Cirencester SRMG (Serene Reflection Meditation Group) meets Thursday evenings, fortnightly at the Quaker Friends Meeting House. Meditation instruction is offered. There are two periods of seated meditation, and a short walking meditation. There are two ceremonies, to begin and end the evening, with an optional quiet tea afterwards, and opportunity for questions. The Cirencester group is affiliated to the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, who practice in the Soto Zen tradition.

Cittaviveka - Chithurst Buddhist Monastery

Address: Chithurst, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5EU  West Sussex
Tradition: Theravada, Forest Sangha
Affiliation: English Sangha Trust
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Spiritual Director: Ajahn Sucitto  
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Forest monastery and community which is a training centre for monks and nuns.  General public welcome as visitors and guests. Weekly talks, books, podcasts. Large accessible Meditation Hall.

Cloud Water Zen Group

Tradition: Mahayana, We are affiliated to the Zen Buddhist Society of Sweden, which is part of the tradition brought to the West by Roshi Philip Kapleau and Rochester Zen Center.
Affiliation: Roshi Phjilip Kapleau / Rochester Zen Center
Phone: 0141 423 0045
Sensei: Sante Poromaa  
Sensei: Kanja Odland  
Main Contact: Karl Kaliski  Email  (Phone: 0141 423 0045)
Notes and Events:

We offer a space on the south side of Glasgow for people to practice Zen Buddhism and have a regular weekly schedule of meditation and also offer longer weekend events on a regular basis.

Community of Interbeing (Glasgow)

Address:   Glasgow Scotland
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing
Phone: Anna on 0141 942 3993 or Colin on 01236 825168
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

Part of the world-wide Community of Interbeing founded by Vietnamses Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Please telephone Anna or Colin (numbers above) for information about gatherings. Also, for more information about the wider Sangha in the UK, visit:

Community of Interbeing - Redditch

Address: Cookhill Village Hall, Evesham Road,   Cookhill, Alcester, Worcestershire B49 5LJ
Tradition: Mahayana, Linji School of Dhyana Buddhism
Affiliation: Vietnamese Zen - Thich Nhat Hanh
Phone: 01527 857679
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Main Contact: Heath Thompson  Email  (Phone: 01527 857679)
Notes and Events:

We meet monthly - generally every third Sunday for a half or full day of mindfulness. 

We follow the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master, the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh but also look to other schools and teachings to deepen our practice.  This particular group is interested in the Absolute Truth/Zen/Suchness and working towards realising this through experience.

The grounds of the village hall are lovely.  There are fields with horses, a nice flower garden and lawned area with trees.  If the weather is nice we often meditate and/or practise QiGong outside.  On Days of Mindfulness we walk in noble silence around the fields and woodland that surrounds the hall.

Community of Interbeing Keighley Sangha - West Yorkshire

Address: Quaker Meeting House Skipton Road   Keighley Yorkshire
Tradition: Mahayana, Liu Quan School (Thich Nhat Hnah)
Affiliation: Community Of Interbeing
Phone: 07900 045920 or 0844 5734 902
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Main Contact: RIchard Dillon  Email  (Phone: 07900045920)
Notes and Events:

Meet Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 for sitting and walking meditation

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