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Dari Rulai Fa Yin Temple

Address: High Garrett Mill Lane Little Baddow  Chelmsford Essex CM3 4SB
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Living Buddha Dechan Jueren
Phone: 01245 227982
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Main Contact: Jules Gibson-Cranch- Vice Abbot  Email  (Phone: 01245 227982)
Spiritual Director: Dan Kendall  
Teacher: Paul King - Abbot  
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Meditations taught from the linage of Hanmi Esoteric Buddhism.  Using the three mysteries of Mudra, Mantra and Visualisation. 

  • Medicine Buddha Healing Dharma
  • Akashagarbha Dharma
  • Four Foundations
  • Healing
  • Chanting and Mantra
  • Retreats
  • For Beginers through to Experienced.

Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy

Address: 69 Pix Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire SG6 1PZ   Hertfordshire
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lanka - all are welcome!
Phone: 00 44 1462 641 688
Fax: 0044(0) 1462 641 688
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Contact: Ven. Akurala Samitha Thero  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Akurala Samitha Thero  
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The Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy is a delightful International Cultural Community Centre for Education, Meditation, Psychotherapy and Counselling. It is situated in Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire in United Kingdom. The Centre was established in 2004. Ven Akurala Samitha is the founder and the head of the centre.

Dharma Primary School

Address: The White House 149 Ladies Mile Road Patcham Brighton BN1 8TB  
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 01273 502055
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Europe’s only primary school based on Buddhist principles

The Dharma Primary is a small community school and nursery, with skilled and committed staff, in which children excel in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. We provide a sound quality academic education informed by the National Curriculum, but with the flexibility and creativity to respond to the children’s needs, talents and interests. Children develop confidence, motivation and a love of learning enabling them to do well academically and to make a successful transition to local independent and state secondary schools.

Through our Buddhist based ethos and daily meditation and mindfulness practice, we encourage children to cultivate focus, self-reflection, wisdom and compassion. Buddhism is not taught as a ‘faith’, but as a set of principles and tools for living a productive and fulfilling life.

Ethos and Vision

We intend that our pupils leave our school with a good heart, sound ethical values and a sense of responsibility combined with the academic and social skills that enable them to make a successful transition into secondary education. We hope our pupils will then go on to act in ways that will help to create a more compassionate, intelligent and peaceful world.

Children are introduced to the benefit of stillness through regular meditation practice enabling them to develop a reflective understanding of themselves, their life and the world around them. We discuss key Buddhist teachings to help children understand cause and effect, cooperation and change, known as karma, interdependence and impermanence.

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“The biggest gift a teacher can give a child is the capacity to use their minds. The Dharma School embraces and embodies mindfulness in education” - Parent


Address: c/o Sudana 14 Long Ley  HARLOW Essex CM20 3NH
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 07754 455 153
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Main Contact: Sudana  Email  (Phone: 07754 455 153)
Spiritual Director: David Smith  Email  
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The Harlow Buddhist Group is a regional branch of the Dharmamind Buddhist Group whose teacher is David Smith.  You can check out details of the group and the nature of our practice, which has similarities to Far Eastern Zen, on our site:

We meet in our shrine room every Wednesday between 7.30 and 9.30 pm for meditation and Dharma discussion.  Newcomers welcome.  Suggested donation £3 and pick up from Harlow station can be arranged.

For further details, please contact Sudana on 07754 455 153 or 01279 434 752 or e-mail at:

Dharmavajra Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Address: Springfield House, Ffynone Road, Uplands   Swansea Wales SA1 6DE
Tradition: Mahayana, New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Phone: 01792 458 245
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Founder: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Teacher: Kelsang Tumo  
Main Contact: EPC or Admin Director  
Spiritual Director: Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong  
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For full details of meditation classes, courses, workshops and retreats in South, Mid and West Wales, please visit the Centres website –

Diamond Angel Study Group

Address: The Garden Gallery, Museum of Farnham, 38 West street.   Farnham Surrey GU97DX
Tradition: Vajrayana, Asian Classic Institute,Tibetan, Gelugpa
Phone: 07748254973
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Main Contact: Ciaran Flanagan  
Teacher: Ciaran Flanagan  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Michael Roach  
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Currently meeting Tues 8.00 til 9.30. Study courses from Asian Classics Institute.

See website for updates

Diamond Heart Foundation

Address: 17-27 pierce st,  macclesfield Cheshire sk11 6er
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Phone: 01625 511733
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Spiritual Director: Gordon Ellis  (Phone: 01625 511733)
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Meditation, and Lamas teach each month.

Diamond Way Buddhist Group Brighton

Address: 25 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN  Brighton East Sussex BN1 4JN
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 01273202871 and 07736061108
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Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl  
Spiritual Director: H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Dorje  
Main Contact: Ingrid Gegner  
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The group represents more than 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist Centers of the Karma Kagyu Lineage under the patronage of H.H 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and directed by Lama Ole Nydahl. Our Centers are friendly places where people get an easy access to Buddha’s timeless wisdom, meditate together, share experience and actively participate in the Center activities. We offer meditations, meditation courses, retreat places, study courses and lectures by more than 300 international Lay Buddhist Teachers.

The Brighton group has been established in 2003. We are currently meeting in a small lock-up shop off Baker Street in the London Road area. There is always a short introduction, followed by a guided meditation. Newcomers are always welcome, and there is lots of time to ask questions over a cup of tea after the meditation. We also have a small library and shop with Buddhist books and meditation texts.

Dogen Sangha Buddhist Group

Address: 21 Melbourne Road  Bishopston Bristol BS7 8LA
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
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Main Contact: Mike Eido Luetchford  Email  (Phone: 0117-924-3828)
Teacher: Mike Eido Luetchford  
Spiritual Director: Nishijima Roshi  
Contact: Eido Michael and Yoko Luetchford  
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Dogen Sangha Buddhist Group follow the practice and teachings of Zen Master Dogen, the 13th Century Japanese monk and philosopher. We hold regular zazen practice in Bristol. London, Bridlington, and Glasgow, and monthly one-day sesshin (intensive practice) in Bristol and London. Open to all. We also hold longer sesshin 3 to 4 times a year. See our website for details.

Doncaster Zen Group

Address:   Doncaster Yorkshire
Tradition: Mahayana, Taizan Maezumi
Affiliation: Dana Sangha - White Plum Asangha
Phone: 07789 501928
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Group Leader: Scott Williams  Email  (Phone: 07789501928)
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Practice of Zen meditation with group discussion and the opportunity for private discussion of practice.

All are welcome and beginners will be given full instruction. 

Dzogchen Community UK

Address: Flat 5 Bernard Hegarty Lodge 81 Lansdowne Drive   London E8 3EP
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Spiritual Director: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu  
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Dzogchen is an ancient spiritual teaching developed in Tibet within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It does not belong to a school or religious system. Rather, it is the knowledge that Tibetan masters have transmitted without being limited by sectarianism. The word Dzogchen, meaning total perfection, actually refers to the true inherent nature of all beings, their primordial state, which is free from all limitations and conditioning. The masters transmission of this state of knowledge lies at the very heart of the Dzogchen teachings.

The Dzogchen tradition has been passed from master to student in an unbroken lineage over the centuries, right up to the present day. Due to its direct and unelaborate approach, it transcends cultural boundaries making it accessible to all nationalities alike regardless of their spiritual background.

The Dzogchen teachings are divided in three series: Semde, Longde and Mennagde. The three series are three ways of presenting the teaching, each with its corresponding methods of practice; the aim of all three, however, is to lead the practitioner to final realization.

In Semde, the mind series, the practitioner is introduced to the nature of mind in order to have a actual experience of it.

Longde means the space series: in this instance space refers to the primordial dimension of emptiness which serves as a base for manifesting the clarity of the practitioner, and for developing their understanding.

Mennagde, the essential series of secret instructions or Upadesha, comprises special teachings and methods based on the experiences of masters, with the aim of helping the practitioner progress up to complete realization.

East Dorset Buddhist Group

Address: c/o St. Michael's Church Centre  Colehill, Wimborne Dorset BH21 7AB
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 01202 304207
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Contact: Steve Wilkens  (Phone: 07910417617)
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Group meets for meditation and discussion at St. Michael's Church Centre on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month between 10.30am and 12.30pm. The group supercedes the Bournemouth area Buddhist Group which no longer meets. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

East Kent Soto Zen

Address:   Nonington, Dover Kent CT15 4HH
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese Soto Zen: Gudo Nishijima, Kodo Sawaki
Affiliation: Treeleaf Zendo (
Phone: 01304 842673
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Main Contact: Andy  
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Just sitting (Shikantaza) meditation in the tradition of Soto Zen.

Edinburgh Theravada Buddhist Group

Address: 0131 337 0901 (Muriel Nevin) or 0131 556 7000 (Myint Su)   Scotland
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Harnham Buddhist Monastery
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Contact: Neil Howell  (Phone: 0131 226 5044)
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The Edinburgh  Buddhists practice in the Forest Sangha tradition of the venerable Ajahn Chah of Thailand. We are affiliated with the Ratanagiri monastery in Harnham and Amaravati in Hemel Hempstead.

We meet every Thursday evening for meditation and group discussion. All are welcome, whether you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re looking for a regular practice or an occasional meditation. We begin the evening with chanting and meditation, followed by group discussion or a dhamma talk.

7:30 - 9:30 pm, Christ Church Hall, Holy Corner, Bruntsfield Place in Edinburgh.   Every Thursday, by donation.

Gaia House

Address: West Ogwell  Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 6EW
Tradition: Theravada, Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Insight Meditation / Vipassana / Zen
Phone: +44 (0)1626 333613
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Teacher: Christina Feldman  
Spiritual Director: Yanai Postelnik  Email  (Phone: +44 (0)1626 333613)
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Gaia House is an old Georgian country house set in its own mature parkland gardens amongst the rolling hills of Devon, deep in the English countryside.

We provide a year-round timetable of Group Retreats, mainly in the Insight Meditation tradition but with many Zen retreats.  Additionally, we also provide an extensive facility for Personal Retreats, where individuals can conduct solitary retreats within the house and grounds for up to 3 months.

Gloucester Buddhist Centre

Address: SULA Lightship Llanthony Wharf Llanthony Road Hempsted, Gloucester GL2 5HH   Gloucester
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: The Gloucester Buddhist Centre is part of Lightship Therapies.
Phone: 01452-527566
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We want to spread the non-religious life-changing tools of Buddhism.

We aim to provide education about Buddhism.

To be a focal-point for like-minded people

To encourage multi-cultural awareness.

Run courses, treatments and workshops to improve your life.

To support the local community.

Gomde Lindholme Hall

Address: Lindholme Island, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster,Yorkshire UK, DN7 6DT   Doncaster Yorkshire DN7 6DT
Tradition: Vajrayana, Chokling Tersar - Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Phone: +44 (0)1302 842503
Fax: +44 (0)7880 705440
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International Centre for the Study & Practice of Tibetan Buddhism

We have a new centre established under the guidance of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche to help others understand more about Buddhism. 

Our aim is to celebrate the teachings of the Buddha and other realised masters of Vajrayana Buddhism. We would like everyone, wherever they are, to feel included in this project so come and visit us.

Regular Meditation Groups: Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. 

All are Welcome (please call 01302 842503 for bookings)

Hampshire Buddhist Society

Address: 32 Norfolk Road   Southampton Hampshire SO15 5AS
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Rinzai Zen
Affiliation: Chithurst Buddhist Monastery; The Zen Centre, London;
Phone: 023 8049 6315
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Main Contact: Honorary Secretary  Email  (Phone: 023 8049 6315)
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The Society

The Hampshire Buddhist Society was founded in 1966 as a local affiliate of the Buddhist Society, founded in 1924. It now consists of two groups that meet in Southampton, offering two of the traditional forms of Buddhism, both rooted in the Buddha’s ancient teachings.

The Theravada Group

Theravada Buddhism developed in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos & Cambodia. The group is affiliated to Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in West Sussex. Meetings are held twice a month. When it can be arranged, a monk or nun from Chithurst leads the meeting and gives specific guidance on the practice. There are occasional Group visits to the monastery.

The Zen Group

Zen Buddhism developed in China, Korea & Japan. The group is affiliated to the Zen Centre in London, which offers traditional Zen training in the Rinzai school. Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings. There are monthly all-day meetings in London and many other opportunities to train. In the Spring, a teacher from the Zen Centre visits the group for a day. In the Autumn there is a Group visit to Fairlight Zen Buddhist Monastery in Luton.

Harrogate Zen Group

Address: 46 St Clements Road  Harrogate HG2 8LX
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Zen River Buddhist Training Temple, Uithuizen, NL
Phone: 01423884000
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Weekly meditation group within the Soto Zen tradition open to people of all faiths or none.

Harrow Zazenkai

Address: Sittings are at Flat 3, 4 Stuart Avenue, South Harrow, Middlesex UK HA2 9BB   Middlesex
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: White Wind Zen community
Phone: 020 8422 9757
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Contact: Frank Tettsu Woods  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi  
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The main activity at Harrow Zazenkai is sitting - zazen. And in this context we unfold the forms of chanting, listening to teisho tapes by Anzan Hoshin roshi, Daruma-kata Aiki - a movement practice - and oryoki. Practice interviews are regularly available with practice advisors at Dainen-ji by telephone and email. We also have the opportunity for face to face interviews with visiting practice advisors when we hold Introduction to Zen Workshops. Formal students travel regularly to Dainen-ji and this helps keep the practice environment fresh.

In addition to our daily schedule, one-day sittings are held monthly. Other sitting times and instruction in sitting posture are available by appointment.

Hastings Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: 4 St Marys Terrace   Hastings East Sussex TN34 3LS
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 00441424460707
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Group Faciltator: Peter Easter  Email  (Phone: 01424460707)
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Wednesday evenings (not weekly) at St Marys Terrace, Hastings. Silent meditation followed by a led discussion on an aspect of the Buddhas teaching, how to apply this in everyday life and the benefits of such application. There is no charge. Facilitated by an experienced practitioner of 25+ years standing and ordained in the Soto Zen tradition. Ring or email for further details.

Hazy Moon Zen Sangha - North London

Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: White Plum Soto and Rinzai
Phone: 0781 7382910
Main Contact: Manu  Email  (Phone: 0781 7382910)
Teacher: Manu Bazzano  
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We sit every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm and on the last Saturday of each month from 10am to 4pm. Atmoshpere is informal and friendly. We practice zazen, open discussion and reading from Dharma texts. On Saturdays a vegetarian lunch is provided.

Hermitage of the Awakened Heart

Address: Ynys Graianog, Ynys, Criccieth, Gwynedd Wales, U.K.   Criccieth Wales LL52 0NT
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Kagyu/Nyingma
Affiliation: Awakened Heart Sangha
Phone: 01766 530 839
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Spiritual Director: Lama Shenpen Hookham  Email  (Phone: 01766 530 839)
Contact: Tara  Email  (Phone: 01766 530 839)
Main Contact: Dashu  Email  (Phone: 01766 530 839)
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We run monthly open meditation days on or around the full moon, daily meditation sessions morning and evening.

We are available for group and solitary retreats for practitioners. Usually these are for students of Lama Shenpen Hookham, however, practitioners are welcome to stay by appointment.

Please contact us for more information.

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds

Address: 31 St Pauls Street   Leeds LS1 2GJ
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: 07866 760460
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Main Contact: Wendy Ridley  Email  (Phone: 07866 760460)
Teacher: Ven Mary Reavey  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
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Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds was founded in 1996 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.  As a non-residential centre run by volunteers, our aim is to provide a peaceful place for meditation and a community of support for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.  We honour the work of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and are affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which is part of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

We regularly host Geshe Tashi Tsering, the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, and other highly respected teachers - both lay and ordained - from the FPMT network.  As a registered charity, our aim is to make meditation and Buddhist teachings available to anyone who requests them. 

In a typical week our programme includes:

Monday 18:30-19:30 Meditation for Beginners

Tuesday  18:30-19:30 Chanting Meditation/Puja

Thursday 12:30-13:00 Lunchtime Meditation 18:30-20:00 Discovering Buddhism

Sat & Sun  Varied programme.

Jamyang Coventry

Address: c/o The Koco Building The Arches Spon End (Mail Address Only)  Coventry Warwickshire CV1 3JQ
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: FPMT, Jamyang Buddhist Centre London
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Tutor: Ven. Lobsang Dawa  Email  
Main Contact: Ven. Lobsang Dawa  Email  
Teacher: Geshe Tashi Tsering  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
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Classes in Buddhism and Meditation are held on Monday nights during term time.  Additional Saturday Morning classes are also planned.  For times and dates, please look up the website, or Email us.

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