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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
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 029 20462492
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Founder: Sangharakshita  
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)
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Meet Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 for sitting and walking meditation

Community of Interbeing, York Sangha

Address: Central York   York YO24 1AQ
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Affiliation: Thich Nhat Hanh
Phone: 07826198656
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Practising in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh in the UK. We meet every Monday evening 7-9pm for meditation and dharma sharing.

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  
Notes and Events:

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.

Dechen Buddhis Group New Brighton

Address: 40 Gloucester Road   Wallasey Liverpool CH45 3JT
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Phone: 01516382568
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Spiritual Director: Lama Jampa Thaye  
Main Contact: Viera Taylor  Email  (Phone: 01516382568)
Notes and Events:

Weekly meditation meetings with instruction for Calm Abiding Meditation and talks on Buddhist Basics.

Dechen Buddhist Group Chester

Address: 40 Gloucester Road   Wallasey Cheshire CH45 3JT
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Dechen Organisation
Phone: 01516382568
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Spiritual Director: Lama Jampa Thaye  
Main Contact: Viera Taylor  Email  (Phone: 01516382568)
Notes and Events:

Weekly Meditation meetings with meditation instruction for Calm Abiding meditation and talks on Buddhist Basics.

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  
Notes and Events:

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.

Dhamma Sukhakari

Address: Saxon Road, Saxmundham   Suffolk IP17 1EF
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: UK Vipassana Trust
Phone: 01728 602 580
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Notes and Events:

The Dhamma House can accommodate up to 28 people and offers 1 day, weekend and 3 day Assistant Teacher lead courses to students who have already completed a full 10 day course.

There are also 1 day and residential courses for Children and young people, children's courses

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  
Notes and Events:

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  
Notes and Events:

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)
Notes and Events:

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  
Notes and Events:

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)
Notes and Events:

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)
Notes and Events:

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.

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