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South Yorkshire Zen Group

Address: Quaker Meeting House 10 St James Street   Sheffield Yorkshire S1 2EW
Tradition: Mahayana, Taizan Maezumi Roshi - Soto and Rinzai
Affiliation: Dana Sangha
Phone: 07789501928
E-mail: williams7477@tiscali.co.uk
Website: http://www.thezenmind.co.uk
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Main Contact: Scott Williams  Email  (Phone: 07789 501928)
Notes and Events:

We meet each Tuesday at the the Quaker Meeting House in the centre of Sheffield. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SouthYorkshireZenGroup to stay up to date with meeting schedules. Each week there are two periods of sitting meditation with walking meditation in-between. There is full instruction available for beginners.


Southend Buddhist Group

Address: The Friends Meeting House 18 Dundonald Drive Leigh on Sea   Southend Essex SS9 1NB
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 01702 601 360
E-mail: aryacitta@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.southendbuddhist.com/
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Teacher: Dharmachari Aryacitta  
Notes and Events:

Beginners Courses twice a year or more

Meditation meetings in Leigh last Saturday of the month from March to November

Regular weekly meetings on a Thursday round people's houses to meditate and discuss Buddhism.


Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre

Address: SSIBC 309-311, Kingsbury Road   Kingsbury London NW9 9PE
Tradition: Theravada,
Phone: +44 20 8204 3301
Fax: +44 20 8933 9395
E-mail: ssibc@live.co.uk
Website: http://www.ssibc.org.uk
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Main Contact: Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi MBE  Email  (Phone: +44 20 8204 3301)
Teacher: Ven. N Sumana  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi MBE  Email  (Phone: +44 20 8204 3301)
Notes and Events:

Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre has two principal aims: to promote the understanding of Buddhism in the West, and to preserve the Buddhist culture among its supporters.

At the Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre you might find:

  • Dhamma and meditation classes
  • celebrations of important days in the Buddhist calendar – Vesak, Poson, Esala, Kathina, and Sangamitta Day
  • a daily religious service in the evening to the public [Buddhapuja] and Pirith chanting
  • Inter-faith seminars
  • visits to hospitals and homes for the sick
  • offering of alms to the poor and the destitute on Vesak Day
  • a reference and a lending library of valuable books
  • Distinguished personalities, academics, and Buddhist scholars, from both the clergy and the laity, deliver public lectures, speeches and Dhamma talks at different intervals throughout the year.


SriSambuddhaViharaya

Address: No:10, Grampian Court, Grampian Road,L7 0JX, Liverpool   Liverpool Edge Lane Liverpool L70JX
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0044-1513529504
E-mail: viharasb@yahoo.com - info@srisambuddhaviharaya.com
Website: http://www.srisambuddhaviharaya.com
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Main Contact: Rev. B. Piyarathana Thero  Email  (Phone: 0044-7952933308)
Spiritual Director: Rev. K. Gunawansa Thero  
Notes and Events:

THE DAILY ROUTINE OF THE SRI SAMBDDHA VIHARAYA IN LIVERPOOL

  • 7.a.m. Morning Buddha Puja Chanting and Meditation
  • 11. a.m. Buddha Puja & Blessing Service
  • 7.p.m Evening Buddha Puja Chanting and meditation
  • Sundays  5-6 p.m. Meditation Class and Relaxation Class
  • During Vas Period (rainy Retreat) Special Buddha Puja Bodhi Puja and Dhamma sermons are held. ( From July Full moon Day to October Full moon Day

Meditation & Relaxing Yoga

Meditation sessions are held on Sundays at 5. p.m.  You can get allocate convenient time for you to meditate by calling us.


StoneWater Zen Derbyshire

Address: Bolsover Assembly Hall, Hill Top Chesterfield S44 6NG   bolsover Derbyshire S44 6NG
Tradition: Mahayana, Taizan Maezumi
Affiliation: stonewater zen
Phone: 07412563924
E-mail: shawcroft4@sky.com
Website: http://www.stonewaterzenderbyshire.com
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Main Contact: mark shawcroft  (Phone: 07412563924)
Spiritual Director: Keizan Scott Sensei  
Teacher: Keizan Scott Sensei  
Notes and Events:

We are a Zen Buddhist organisation in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Stonewater Zen Derbyshire is a satellite sitting group under the guidance off Keizan Sensi. StoneWater Zen Derbyshire meets weekly in Bolsover Derbyhire.

We generally sit Zazen for 2 periods then have tea and a study period.

Beginners are most welcome

For more info please see

Stonewaterzen.org

Stonewaterzenderbyshire.com

Bolsover Assembly Hall, Hill To Chesterfield S44 6NG

THURSDAY EVENINGS 7:30 until 9:90. 


StoneWater Zen Liverpool

Address: (Previously Liverpool Zen Group) The Dojo, Top Floor 13 Hope Street  Liverpool Liverpool L1 9BH
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto / Rinzai Zen (Maezumi Roshi)
Affiliation: White Plum Asangha
E-mail: admin@stonewaterzen.org
Website: http://www.stonewaterzen.org
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Teacher: David Shoji Scott  
Spiritual Director: Tenshin Fletcher Roshi  
Notes and Events:

Sitting Monday & Wednesday evenings at 7.00pm - arrive 6.45 or earlier please.  Beginners please see our website for details of introductory sessions.

We also hold regular monthly zazen days, occasional beginners courses, several weekend retreats in the Lake District and two annual week-long sesshins.


Sunshine Ross

Address: 3 Castleview Mark Street   Glenarm BT44 0DA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa
Affiliation: Asian Classics Institute, Limitless Health Institute
Phone: 1447955734321
E-mail: sunshine@rainbowlightyoga.com
Website: http://www.rainbowlightyoga.com
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Teacher: Sunshine Ross  
Notes and Events:

in-person and online study of Tibetan Buddhism of the Gelugpa lineage and the works of Master Je Tsongkhapa. Gleaned from the 18 Courses taught by Gehse Michael Roach and the Asian Classics Institute.

One-day workshops are led on introduction to meditation and Lady Nigumas yoga. Donations are welcome. We are seeking generous sponsors who will help us provide these workshops for free to anyone who wants them. May all beings be happy!

What is it like? Informal talks on spirituality and just being around like-minded people and having a chat.


Swansea Buddhism

Address:   Swansea Wales
Tradition: Nichiren Buddhism
Affiliation: Soka Gakkai International
E-mail: info@swanseabuddhism.org.uk
Website: http://www.swanseabuddhism.org.uk
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Main Contact: Swansea Buddhism  Email  
Notes and Events:

Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism in Swansea and Swansea Valley

From Bridgend to Swansea West and Swansea Valley 


Tendai Buddhism UK

Address: Shikan-do Tendai Temple, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire   Hythe Hampshire
Tradition: Mahayana, Tendai Shu
Affiliation: Senzoji 天台宗泉倉寺
Phone: 07741483665
E-mail: tendai.uk@talktalk.net
Website: https://tendaiuk.com/
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Main Contact: Rev Seishin Clark  Email  (Phone: 07741483665)
Notes and Events:

We are small group of priests and lay people practicing Tendai Buddhism in Hampshire, UK.


Thames Buddhist Vihara meditation group

Address: Memorial Hall, Dulverton Road,   Selsdon Surrey CR2 8PJ
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Affiliation: Samatha-Vipassana
Phone: 0208 657 7120
Fax: 0208 651 3776
Website: http://www.geocities.com/thamesbuddhistvihara/
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Teacher: Matheesha Gunathilake  
Notes and Events:

Sunday: Daham pasal (traditional dhamma teaching for children) & Sinhelese classes + Puja (chanting and traditional buddhist ceremony)

Tuesday 7pm - 9pm Meditation and discussion (English)

Wednesday 7pm- 9pm Meditation and discussion (Sinhalese)

Monthly full moon Sil programme

Monthly day retreat (please contact for more details)

Meditation is Samatha (jhana) and Vipassana, of the Ven Amathagavesi tradition


The Place of Peace Dharma House

Address:   ABERYSTWYTH Wales
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen, Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
Affiliation: Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey
Phone: 01970 625402
Website: http://www.placeofpeacewales.org
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Founder: Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett  
Contact: Rev. Master Myoho Harris  
Notes and Events:

We offer Meditation meetings, Dharma talks, retreats, services, spiritual counselling. We follow the Serene Reflection practice as passed on by Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett.

Reverend Master Myoho was ordained by her in 1977 and is a Dharma Heir. 

Visits are by arrangement (a telephone call) rather than on a 'drop in' basis.

More information is on our website. Thank you.


Tibetan Yoga Center

Address:   Bangor, Gwynedd Wales LL57
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma
Phone: +44-7527-908332
E-mail: tibetanyogainfo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tibetanyogacenter.org
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Dr.: Dusana Dorjee  
Teacher: Khenchen Lama Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: Khenchen Lama Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Tibetan Yoga Centre provides a comprehensive program of study and practice focusing on core aspects of Tibetan yoga of body, speech and mind in order to realize the ultimate wisdom and compassion mind of Buddha. The program combines practices involving visualizations, yoga of channels, winds and drops, with contemplations and insight into the nature of the mind (rigpa) for efficient progress on the spiritual path. The core teachings of Tibetan Yoga Centre are The yogas of the six bardosof the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, presented in the form of eight courses, including yoga of dreams and yoga of dying. To help bring these teachings closer to the background of Western practitioners, the courses of Tibetan Yoga Centre also include information on Western neuroscientific research into changes in mind and brain resulting from meditation. Building on the tradition of enlightened householder yogis in Tibet, the program of the centre was developed for yogis of the current era - practitioners leading busy lives with work and family commitments who want to bring their spiritual practice to swift fruition to fully benefit sentient beings. Courses and retreats of Tibetan Yoga Centre are taught by Khenchen Lama Rinpoche and Dr. Dusana Dorjee.


Totnes Meditation Group

Address: 44 High Street   Totnes Devon TQ9 5SQ
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Gaia House
Phone: 01803 520798
E-mail: andrew@bodatcha.plus.com
Website: http://totnes-meditation-group.org/
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Notes and Events:

We are a friendly independent Buddhist meditation group meeting weekly on Thursday nights at 7:30pm in Birdwood House, Totnes.


Triratna Hereford

Address: Saxon Hall, Hoarwithy Road   Hereford Herefordshire
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
E-mail: mhwesthope@yahoo.co.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/triratna.hereford/about/?ref=page_internal
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Notes and Events:

Meditation and Buddhism in Herefordshire for beginners and those already practicing with Triratna.
 
Led by members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.


Tumbleweed Zen

Address: 40 Ambleside Drive Headington   Oxford OX3 0AQ
Tradition: Mahayana, Lin Chi (Rinzai) Zen, Hsu Yun branch
E-mail: pockley@gmail.com
Website: http://praguezen.blogspot.co.uk/
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Main Contact: Michael Pockley  Email  
Notes and Events:

We are a very informal group which meets in members' homes in and around Oxford. 

We meet for meditation and friendship. If you are a beginner and would like to be taught to meditate, please feel free to ask - there's more than one ordained Zen priest available to help.

However,  tuition is entirely voluntary and so long as you sit still on the cushion and breathe quietly, you are free to meditate with whichever technique you personally prefer.

For those going through a difficult period (i.e. life), Zen counselling is available. That's the same as normal counselling, only it's free.

If you seek a "religious" experience - rituals, special clothes, etc. - then you will find us rather dull. Fortunately Oxford is very well served by groups which can provide a "cultural" approach to Buddhism, from the rich colour of the Tibetans to the hardcore austerity of Japanese Zen. However, if you like the idea of sitting in peace on a black cushion for about half an hour, followed by tea, biscuits and friendly conversation, we should suit you well.  

You will not see a schedule on our website - we don't have one. If someone says, "I can host next Thursday at 7 pm!" then all those on the mailing list will be informed. Newcomers are not expected to host - in fact, nothing is expected of anyone except turning up when they've said they will!

There is no charge for anything. If, after meditation, you drink a lot of tea and eat a lot of biscuits, then you can donate tea and biscuits. That's all. 


UK Bodhi Association

Address:  
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan tradition, Nyingmapa school
E-mail: europebodhi@gmail.com
Website: http://www.buddhistweb.org/index.php/bodhi-institute/introducing-the-european-bodhicitta-society-ebs
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Main Contact: Sheng Lei Lei  Email  (Phone: +44 7912523582)
Notes and Events:

Introducing the European Bodhicitta Society (EBS)
 
The European Bodhicitta Society has been established under the guidance of Khenpo SoDargye from Serthar Buddhist Institute (Larung Gar) of Serthar district situated in the province of Sichuan. With the purpose of promoting the spirit of Mahayana Buddhism to benefit everyone in Europe, the European Bodhicitta Society was founded on the first of August in 2009. After two years of development, the number of members has increased from three to over 40 people living in different European countries.

The EBS promotes the Mahayana Buddhist teachings by integrating theories with practices. It plays a proactive role in advocating charity, such as environmental and animal conservation, popularising vegetarianism and in encouraging social cohesion and development.

Under the teachings of Buddha and the guidance of Khenpo SoDargye, the EBS, as well as all its members, strive to promote the theories and practices of Buddhism to everyone in Europe and to let everyone find true happiness.

Our study approaches

Based on Khenpo SoDargyes requirements, the European Bodhicitta Society has set up three study groups, namely: Preliminary practice of Great Perfection (Dzogchen) Study Group, Study Group B, which mainly study Shantidevas Bodhisattva way of life (Bodhicaryavatara) and a new class introduced in 2012. Beside this, each year, the European Bodhicitta Society will commence new study groups, these include the Preliminary practice of Great Perfection, Pure Land class, and Bodhicaryavatara study group. We also aim to initiate a study group focusing on Vajrayana practice such as Dzogchen, and other classes such as Madhyamika (Middleway) and Pramana (Buddhist Logic).

Our main study approach is by mean of online discussions, which takes place every week. In addition, occasionally, our UK Bodhicitta Socieity also holds some seminars physically. All our studies are managed by Serthar Buddhist Institute. Serthar Buddhist Institute provides learning materials, records our study performance and statistics, arranges lesson plans, organises exams and awards, evaluates the teaching achievements after the end of each semester and issues related certificates and prizes. Moreover, the European Bodhicitta Society is supervised by a specially appointed monastic from the Institute.

The reasons for creating the Bodhicitta Society

The European Bodhicitta Society was founded during the financial crisis. In the era of materialism and when our life highly depends on money, an economic downturn has been particularly detrimental to many people. This is also the proof that money cannot bring sustainable happiness and does not solve the spiritual emptiness within us. Money cannot help us in finding the true purpose of life but rather deviates us from doing so. Many people spend a large proportion of their time on things and activities, which become meaningless when facing the pain, anxiety and fear. That is why we believe that the way of Dharma is the only way to real happiness and fulfilment. In light of this need, Khenpo SoDargye has called for the establishment of Bodhicitta society of which the EBS is also part of it.

Joining us

Dear friends, if you understand Chinese, if you have a loving heart, and if you wish to understand more about life and Buddhism, the European Bodhicitta Society is the right place for you. We welcome anyone regardless of race, name, age, nationality, education or religion. We provide free opportunities to study Buddhism, and work together to promote philanthropy, and social harmony. Please join us in exploring the potentials of compassion, and bring enlightenment to all living beings.


Uma Buddhist Centre

Address: St Johns Close Upperby  Carlisle Cumbria CA2 4JL
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition Tibetan
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: 01228 594603
E-mail: info@uma.org.uk
Website: http://www.meditateincarlisle.org.uk
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Teacher: Kelsang Lhachog  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Uma Buddhist Centre offers a range of courses, study programmes and retreats.   Offering both a basic introduction to meditation and Buddhism as well as a more in-depth study.  We provide Educational talks to schools and groups and we also run weekly classes in Carlisle, Brampton, Penrith, Cockermouth and Whitehaven.


University of Birmingham Buddhist Meditation group

Address: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road   Birmingham B15 2TU
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Sessions are led by experienced Buddhists practising within the Triratna Buddhist Community
E-mail: buddhist@guild.bham.ac.uk
Website: https://www.guildofstudents.com/studentgroups/societies/buddhist/
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Notes and Events:

We meet every Wednesday 3-5pm - check our facebook page or email us for rooms.


University of Sunderland Samatha Group

Address: Postal contact:Kath Jones 15, North Terrace Oxhill Stanley Co. Durham DH9 7LD, UK   Sunderland Tyne & Wear
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Samatha Trust, UK National Organisation
Phone: 01207 283361
E-mail: kathannejones@gmail.com
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Notes and Events:

For details, see: http://www.samatha.org/what-we-offer/classes/sunderland


Varapunya Buddhist Society

Address: 92 Constitution Street   Aberdeen Scotland AB24 5EX
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 01224 632557
E-mail: varapunya@gmail.com
Website: http://www.varapunyabuddhistsociety.org
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Teacher: Ven. Sujan  
Notes and Events:

Varapunya meditation centre was set up in September 2012 along with pious devotees Venerable Sujan set up  as a centre for study and practice of Buddhist meditation in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a centre for learning and sharing personal direct experiences of practicing meditation for a better understanding of its concept and practice in order to apply in daily life and enhancement of spiritual journey.

The guiding principles of the Centre’s activities are primarily based on the teachings of the Buddha within the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. The centre also offers secular Mindfulness based courses to help you to build foundation for better understanding of personal life, relationships and professional work.


Vivekarama

Address: Mowbray Villa 16 St Bedes Terrace Sunderland   Sunderland Tyne & Wear SR2 8HS
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese
E-mail: nandapala43@googlemail.com
Website: http://www.vivekarama.org.uk
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Main Contact: Venerable Dr Ashin Nandapala  Email  
Notes and Events:

Our aims: 

  1. To practise, propagate and perpetuate Buddhism and in particular Theravada Buddhism.
  2. To make provision for religious ceremonies for Buddhists.
  3. To provide facilities for training and education in regard to Buddhism.
  4. To provide opportunities and accommodation for fellowship and debate in regard to Buddhism.
  5. To establish or to secure the establishment of a centre for the above activities to be known as the Vivekarama Meditation Centre (hereinafter referred to as “V.M.C.”) and of such centre or centres for the above activities as may from time to time be practicable and desireable.

Why Sunderland? 

Sunderland does need a Buddhist Centre.

There has been no Buddhist monastery in Sunderland and the nearest one is approximately 30 miles away in Hexham. With great help from The Venerable Ashin Nandapala, Vivekarama Charity is established in Sunderland. It is going to be the first Buddhist Monastery founded in the city.


Wake Up Edinburgh

Address: Himalaya Centre, 20 South Clerk Street   Edinburgh Scotland EH8 9PR
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen
Affiliation: Wake Up International; Thich Nhat Hanh
E-mail: edinburgh@wkup.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307054879386245/
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Notes and Events:

We are a group of young people, aged 16 - 40, who come together to practise the art of mindfulness in the midst of everyday life.

Mondays 6:30-8:30


Wat Phra Dhammakaya Manchester

Address: Edgeley Road, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 0TL Manchester M6 6WY   Manchester
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Affiliation: Dhammakaya Foundation
Phone: .+(44)-161-477-4947 0798 915 8874, 0754 018 5853,
E-mail: watmanchester@hotmail.com
Website:
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Teacher: Phra Wud Suvuddhiko Phra Surin Mahavayamo Phra Nicholas Thanissaro  
Spiritual Director: Phra Wud Suvuddhiko  
Contact: Phra Nicholas Thanissaro  
Notes and Events:

How to get here?

By car: from M60 exit at junction 2 about 2 minutes

By train: from Manchester Piccadilly leave at Stockport

By bus: bus number 11, X69, 368, 369, 371, 383


Wat Phra Singh UK

Address: 88 High Street, Runcorn WA7 1JH   Cheshire
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Affiliation: Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai Thailand
Phone: 01928 575444 (Temple) 01928 723422 (Home) 0151 420 9515 (Office)
Website: http://www.watphrasinghuk.org/2.html
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Main Contact: Tony Collacott Trustee of Wat Phra Singh UK  Email  (Phone: 0777 601 1975)
Spiritual Director: Luang Por Sopano.  
Notes and Events:

We are very pleased to announce that we exchanged contracts to purchase The Waterloo Hotel, 88 High Street, Runcorn WA7 1JH on Friday 21 December 2012 and completion is set for 18 January 2013. That is when the hard work really starts !! Keep checking our website or our Facebook pages for news ....

EMail:

thirasak@watphrasinghuk.org

trustees@watphrasinghuk.org

tony@watphrasinghuk.org


Waveney Valley Buddhist Society

Address: 45 Common Road Bressingham   Diss Norfolk IP22 2AY
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu, Nyingma, all other traditions welcome
Affiliation: Tibetan
Phone: 01379 687360
E-mail: alexanderzangmo@googlemail.com
Website: http://www.waveneymeditation.co.uk
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Main Contact: Ani Kunlek Zangmo  Email  (Phone: 01379 687360)
Notes and Events:

Small, informal, monthly house meeting with meditation, prayers and reflective sharing on a chosen topic. Weekly meditation sessions. Help offered with individual queries. Other events include meditation courses with invited teachers and practice days. People of any faith or none welcome.


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