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Bluebell Sangha

Address: Berwickshire   Cockburnspath Scotland
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Vietnamese
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing
Phone: 01368 830409
E-mail: peter.davey@btinternet.com
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

We practice in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Please phone or email for details of where and when we meet.


Bodhi Garden

Address:   Brighton Sussex
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Non-denominational
Phone: +44 (0)7531 556616
E-mail: info@bodhigarden.org
Website: http://www.bodhigarden.org
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Main Contact: Richard Gilpin  Email  (Phone: +44 (0)7531 556616)
Notes and Events:

The Bodhi Garden is a non-denominational Buddhist charity based in Brighton. It is dedicated to offering Buddhist teachings and opportunities for meditation practice. It was formed in 2001. It currently offers one-day and two-day meditation retreats led by experienced Buddhist teachers with whom we have established connections. These retreats take place at a variety of locations in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex area. These retreats are offered on a ‘dana’ (‘generosity’, ‘mutual support’) basis.


Bodhi Tree Brighton

Address: Anahata, 119-120 Edward Street   Brighton Sussex BN2 0JL
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 01273 248753
E-mail: abbiebodhitree@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.bodhitreebrighton.org.uk
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Notes and Events:

We are a new Buddhist umbrella organisation which has 3 regular meditation groups within it, the Open Meditation sessions on Tuesdays 8-930, Forest Sangha group Wed 730-930 and LGBT group Thursdays 530-7.

 We are also planning weekend and day retreats starting on June 18th with Ajahn Amaro of Amaravati monastery.

 We are also hosting evenings of Dharma Inspirations - opportunities for more creative approaches to practice - and Buddhist Devotional singing.


Bodhicharya Buddhist Group Bosham

Address: Hamblin Hall, Bosham House Main Road, Bosham, Nr Chichester, PO18 8PJ   Chichester West Sussex PO18 8PJ
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Bodhicharya Groups
Phone: 07565 414 331
E-mail: bbgbosham@gmail.com
Website: http://bbgbosham.org
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Steering Committee Member: Pema Chalmers  Email  (Phone: 07824533093)
Main Contact: Elisie Green  Email  (Phone: 07565 414 331)
Spiritual Director: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche  
Teacher: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

We are a group of Dharma students who aim to provide a safe place and mutual support for investigating the Buddhist teachings, primarily but not exclusively, Tibetan Buddhism. We aim to encourage in ourselves and others the practice of meditation. Our group comes under the guidance of our Lama, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who visits us each year in the Spring or Summer.

We meet every Thursday evening at Hamblin Hall in Bosham, West Sussex, UK. We welcome all to share with us this beautiful quiet space if you wish to meditate, learn, question, reflect, and debate the Buddhist teachings. There is no membership, no sign up. Take what you find useful and leave the rest.


Bodhicharya Buddhist Group, West Sussex

Address: The Hamblin Hall, Bosham House   Bosham West Sussex PO18 8PH
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: Bodhicharya International
Phone: 07811 956016
E-mail: ian.stuart108@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bbgbosham
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Spiritual Director: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Buddhist group meeting each Thursday 7.30 pm for meditation and teachings.        

Meetings are friendly and informal and open to all, donations welcomed on the door.

Frequent visiting teachers including Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.


Bodhicharya Kent

Address: Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS   Rochester Kent ME11LS
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Karma Kagyu - Rime.
Affiliation: Bodhicharya International
E-mail: bk.meditate@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bodhicharya-kent.org.uk
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Spiritual Director: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Bodhicharya Kent is a Buddhist group based in the Medway Town of Rochester under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Kagyu Lama, and is based around meditation practice, discussion and study.

We run meditation evenings every Tuesday evening, usually 8pm to 9:30pm, except for the last Tuesday of the month. When possible we also invite visiting teachers from the Bodhicharya community who are experienced in meditation.

The evening is open to everyone including Buddhists of all traditions, those of other faiths and those with none. Perhaps you have an interest in Buddhism and want to find out more or perhaps you are mainly looking to learn some meditation methods to apply in your daily life. Whatever your motivation, an open, curious and sceptical mind will be useful. People new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners are welcome.

The evening usually consists of meditation sessions, with guidance and instruction, that are comfortably split in to 10 minute sessions with time for a good stretch in between (more experienced meditators can sit through the stretch break).

A related topic is also introduced and discussed. The group is made up of the participants so active engagement, questions, reflections and discussion are welcome, however, if you prefer to just sit back, listen, reflect and take it in that is also very good. There are comfortable chairs and cushions available, but there are no meditation specific cushions so if you have your own and would prefer to sit on it then please bring it along.  There will be tea, coffee and biscuits to enjoy together at the end of the evening.

As of September 2014 we continue on with calm abiding meditation instruction and practice for all those who would like to learn or deepen a meditation practice and bring its many benefits into daily life. 

We will also be reading through a book by Ringu Tulku on Mind Training (known as Lojong in Tibetan) to provide some structure, continuity and perspective to the meditation evenings:

»Lojong is not simply a mental exercise or a new intellectual approach, it is a profound education. It creates a radical change in our usual pattern of thinking. The meditation instructions and advice are plain and straightforward. This is a practice for ordinary life. There is no complexity or formality involved. No special ability is needed. Anyone can train their mind. The wisdom of these slogans is not exclusive to Buddhism. It is universal and goes beyond any particular religion.« – Ringu Tulku.

For those who would like a copy of the book it can be purchased here.

All are welcome :-)


Border Collie Sangha

Address: Wiston Lodge, Wiston   near Biggar Scotland ML12 6HT
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing
Phone: 01899 850 228
E-mail: meg.beresford@gn.apc.org
Website: http://www.interbeing.org.uk/groups/border-collie-sangha
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

We are meeting on Sunday evenings for an hour’s guided and walking meditation and would welcome others to come and join us. The time we are meeting is normally 5.00pm for an hour, but this may change according to the visitors staying in the Lodge, so it would be wise for anyone wishing to come, to phone in advance calling Meg Beresford on 01899 850 302 or 07835362774 earlier in the day. We will also be hoping to arrange occasional Mindfulness days and would welcome others to join us and support our new Sangha.

For information about the Community of Interbeing in the UK, please visit: www.interbeing.org.uk


Borders and Lothian Sangha

Address:   Galashiels Scotland
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen
Affiliation: Order of Interbeing
Phone: 01896 756 400
E-mail: srussell@talktalk.net
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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: www.interbeing.org.uk


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
E-mail: tina.capener@gmail.com
Website: http://www.essex info.net 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
E-mail: richard.burch@btclick.com
Website: http://www.brentwoodbuddhistsociety.co.uk
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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 www.brentwoodbuddhistsociety.co.uk


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
E-mail: brighton@shambhala-europe.org
Website: http://brighton.shambhala.info
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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
E-mail: zen@zenbrighton.co.uk
Website: http://www.zenbrighton.co.uk/
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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 - www.izauk.org) and part of the International Zen Association (founded by Master Taisen Deshimaru) (www.zen-azi.org).


Bristol Shambhala Meditation Group

Address: 17 Lower Redland Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6TB   Bristol
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Kagyu
E-mail: bristol@shambhala.org.uk
Website: http://bristol.shambhala.info
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Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

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 http://bristol.shambhala.info. 


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
E-mail: http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=bristol
Website: http://www.izauk.org
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Founder: Taisen Deshimaru  
Main Contact: Adrian Tuttiett  
Notes and Events:

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
E-mail: mail@innerbookshop.com
Website: http://www.innerbookshop.com/subjects/buddhism.htm
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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
E-mail: info@buddhistcentrecroydon.org
Website: http://www.buddhistcentrecroydon.org/
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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
E-mail: exeter@dwbuk.org
Website: http://www.buddhism-exeter.org/
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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 Council of Wales

Address: c/o Aro Ling Buddhist Centre, 35 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch   Cardiff Wales CF14 1DB
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: All Buddhist traditions
Phone: 07875 716644
E-mail: buddhistcouncilwales@gmail.com
Website: http://www.buddhistcouncilofwales.org.uk
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Main Contact: Nor'dzin Pamo  Email  (Phone: 07875 716644)
Notes and Events:

The Buddhist Council of Wales was established to bring together in harmony the various Buddhist traditions practising in Wales. It endeavours to ensure that Buddhism, as one of the recognised faiths in Britain, is represented at government, civic and faith occasions in Wales. Representatives from the Council attend meetings of the Interfaith Council for Wales and the National Assembly for Wales Faith Communities Forum.

Representatives of member organisations meet twice a year in March and September. Organisations who send representatives to meetings are Full Members and have voting rights. Other organisations are welcome to be part of the Council as Associate Members without needing to send a representative to meetings.


Buddhist Group Newcastle upon Tyne

Address: Newcastle Diamond Way Buddhism 1a/b Bolingbrocke street (above sewing shop), Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE6 2TT 7ET   Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear Newcastle NE6 5PH
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan - Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Diamond way
Phone: 07752475473
E-mail: Newcastle@buddhism.org.uk
Website: http://newcastle.dwbuk.org
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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
Website: http://www.communigate.co.uk/lakes/buddhistgroupofkendal/index.phtml
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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
E-mail: pgoble@buddhisthospice.org.uk
Website: http://www.buddhisthospice.org.uk
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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 Meditation Group

Address: Chaplaincy Centre Lancaster University   Lancaster Lancashire LA1 4YW
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 07963 369076
Website: https://www.chaplancs.org.uk/Buddhism.html
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Main Contact: Paul Taylor  
Notes and Events:

In the Chaplaincy Centre there is a Buddhist Meditation Room.

There is a Buddhist Meditation Group which meets weekly in term times in the Chaplaincy Centre and practices Zen Meditation. 

Also there is information about local Buddhist Groups in Lancaster 
The Buddhist Contact for the Chaplaincy Centre is Paul Taylor 07963 369076


Buddhist Society

Address: 58 Eccleston Square  London London SW1V 1PH
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 020 7834 5858
E-mail: info@thebuddhistsociety.org
Website: http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/
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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
E-mail: beac_cbc@yahoo.co.uk
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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
E-mail: danjones@supanet.com
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Contact: Dan Jones  
Notes and Events:

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:  danjones@supanet.com   or web-site for Amaravati monastery


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