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Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre

Address: Railway View   Banteer, Co. Cork P51 NP64
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Phone: +353 29 56862
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Main Contact: Ani Chodron  Email  (Phone: +353 29 56862)
Teacher: Ani Chodron  
Spiritual Director: 12th Kenting Tai Situpa  
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Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centres follow the Tibetan (Vajryana) tradition of Buddhism. We are of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. We are under the direction of the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Pa Rinpoche, who is the abbot of Palpung Sherabling India and all Palpung monasteries and centres worldwide. 
Our resident teacher is Ani Chudron Lhamo, who is an Irish Buddhist nun.

Paramita Bonn

Address: Clemens-August-Str. 17 53115 Bonn   Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen 53115
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 022896913571
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Teacher: Yesche U. Regel  
Main Contact: Yesche U. Regel  

Path Press

Tradition: Theravada, Buddhist Publisher
Affiliation: Path Press Publications
Main Contact: Bhikkhu H, Ñāṇasuvi  Email  
Notes and Events:

Path Press is a non-profit entity, which handles legal matters and holds the copyrights of all Ven. Ñāṇavīra Thera’s writings together with writings of Ven. Bodhesako and Sister Vajirā. It was founded in Sri Lanka in 1987 by Ven. Bodhesako. It is an entity with a small group of 4 bhikkhus and 3 layman (upāsakas) who are aspiring to make the late Ven. Ñāṇavīra Thera’s teachings more available for those who are interested.

‘Path Press’ was a name of convenience, originally intended to include those who, through the years, have contributed their various talents to bring Clearing the Path to realization. Path Press was not planned to be an ongoing publishing house. However, it now turns out that there remains sufficient worthwhile material from the writings of the Venerable Ñāṇavīra Thera to issue other volumes to the present work; and there are a few other writings, unpublished or now out of print, which, like Clearing the Path, are of high quality, worthy of publication or reprinting. Therefore it was established a publishing house, called ‘Path Press Publications’ (

Path to Awareness Meditation Retreat

Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 802-989-8363
Spiritual Director: Kathleen Walls  Email  (Phone: 802-989-8363)
Notes and Events:

The Path to Awareness Yoga and Meditation Retreat is an ongoing retreat located in Tuscany. Please visit our web page for more information.

Pebbles Sangha (Brighton)

Address: 66 Richmond Road  Brighton Sussex BN2 3RN
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing
Phone: 0870 7773348
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Main Contact: Barry & Vivien Eliades  Email  (Phone: 0870 7773348)
Notes and Events:

The Pebbles Sangha meets in Brighton, on the south coast of England. We would like to invite you to join us on one of our meditation mornings.

Our practice is based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Master and we are part of the UK Community of Interbeing.

We meet every first and third Saturday of the month. Please see our website for all the dates.

Pembrokeshire Buddhists

Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Buddhsim SGI
Affiliation: SGI-UK
Notes and Events: is the on-line home of Nichiren Buddhists, part of SGI-UK, practising in North South Pembrokeshire and Cardigan area.  Here you will find information about our practice with information links.   Most of our meetings take place in practitioners homes and are informal and friendly, guests are most welcome.  The website will act as a means to find out more about us and enable you to contact us should you wish to for further information or address of next meeting scheduled.  We are always ready to answer questions and welcome guests.  

Penzance Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: 33 The Close, Treneere, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3NU  Penzance Cornwall TR18 3NU
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
Phone: 01736 874689
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Teachers: Visiting FWBO order members  
Contact: Wilf Frith  
Notes and Events:

After a break of a year or so, the group is hoping to resume in early 2010. The classes offer people the chance ot meditate together, using the Mindfulness of Breathing and the mettabhavana - i.e. the development of ‘loving-kindness’. Meditations will be guided to the extent that those present at any given time will require, so experienced meditators or novices are equally welcome. Time will also be put aside afterwards to discuss, share meditation experiences, difficulties, etc, also questions on any aspect of Buddhism.

Peterborough Triratna Buddhist Community

Address: c/o The Friends Meeting House, 21 Thorpe Road,   Peterborough Peterborough PE3 6AB
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 01223 577553
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Notes and Events:

The Peterborough group meets on Monday evenings between 7pm and 9pm.

Classes begin with a lead meditation suitable for all levels of experience including beginners. Our main practices are the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana. We typically meditate for around 30 minutes. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided.

The second half of the evening includes an exploration and discussion relative to the practise of Buddhism in the modern world.

Classes are offered free of charge. A donation towards the cost of the room hire is welcomed. Classes are open to all. Disabled facilities are provided.

Residential Retreats are available in conjunction with the Cambridge Buddhist Centre.

Pomegranate Sangha - Derbyshire

Address:   Chesterfield Derbyshire S41
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen (Vietnamese)
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing
Phone: 0777 862 5995
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Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  
Notes and Events:

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice following the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Regular meetings every Wednesday evening (unless notified on our website): arrive from 7.15 for a 7.30 start at the Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield (map on website). No need to book, cost by donation.

Popkye-sa / Dharma Realm

Address: 3, ch. de la Cressonniere  Moiry 1148
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: General Buddhism with a Korean style
Phone: ++41-21-866-6616
Fax: same
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Spiritual Director: Mujin Sunim  Email  (Phone: ++41-21-866-6616)
Notes and Events:

Popkye-sa is a small monastery headed up by a bhikkhuni trained in both Theravada and Mahayana. Venerable Mujin Sunim welcomes anyone, both those who are curious about Buddhism as well as those who are already involved in practice. Come and have a cup of tea!

Poppy seeds Sangha

Address: Fife   Strathmiglo Scotland
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese zen
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing
Phone: 01334 208161
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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 email or phone Cathy (details above) for information about gatherings. Also, for more information about the wider Sangha in the UK, visit:

Prague Rinzai Zendo

Address: Parléřova 21   Praha 6 Praha (Prague)
Tradition: Mahayana, Rinzai
Phone: 722085893
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Notes and Events:

I used to run this group but now I have moved back to Oxford.

However, members still organise sittings amongst themselves and they're really friendly, so if you would like to be put in touch with them, please contact me and I'll introduce you to one another.

Preston Serene Reflection Meditation Group

Address:   Preston Lancashire
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Affiliation: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
E-mail: serenereflection@googlemail,com
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Contact:: Vanessa  (Phone: 07841 471833)
Main Contact: Harry  (Phone: 07847 164088)
Notes and Events:

The Preston Serene Reflection Meditation Group was formed in 1994. We meet on Tuesdays at 7.00pm in St Peters Room, St.Johns Minster, Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU. The first time you come, one of our group members will talk with you about our practice and show you how we meditate. Our style of meditation is called "serene reflection meditation" - we are part of the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism.

The group is affiliated to the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. The Order is dedicated to the practice of the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition, know as Tsao-Tung Chan in China and Soto Zen in Japan. The Order was established by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett to serve as the international umbrella organisation for the monasteries, priories (local temples) and meditation groups led by priests of our lineage in Britain, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the United States. The group has strong connections with Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey, a Zen Buddhist monastery and retreat centre situated in Northumberland - its Abbot is Rev. Master Daishin Morgan. Senior members of the monastic community there regularly visit the group and also lead short retreats in Preston. They are also available on request to give private spiritual counselling to group members.

PuntoZen Yoga

Address: Lope de Vega 47, Logroño.   Logroño La Rioja 26003
Tradition: Tantrayana
Phone: 0034 663915065
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Teacher: Jon gonzalez  
Notes and Events:

Lu Jong. Yoga tibetano de la tradición bön y Tantrayana.

Rabten Čhödarling

Address: Kubelíkova 86   Liberec Liberecky Kraj 460 07
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: +420 482 400 059
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Rinpoche: Rabten Tulku  
Geshe: Tsultrim  
Teacher: Venerable Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Jan Brázda  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Gonsar Tulku Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Centrum pro tibetská buddhistická studia Rabten Čhödarling bylo založeno v Liberci v roce 2000 jako pobočka Institutu pro vyšší tibetská studia Rabten Choeling. Tento institut byl založen v roce 1977 Ctihodným Geše Rabtenem ve švýcarském Le Mont Pelerin nad Ženevským jezerem a spolu s dalšími centry v Rakousku, Německu, Francii a Maďarsku tvoří síť respektovaných studijních center.

Duchovním ředitelem centra Rabten Čhödarling je Ctihodný Gonsar Tulku Rinpočhe, který je zároveň ředitelem ostatních Rabten center a externím profesorem na Universitě Johanna Wolfganga Goethe ve Frankfurtu.

Liberecké centrum vzniklo s cílem umožnit a zpřístupnit studium autentických pramenů tibetské buddhistické tradice se všemi jejími aspekty a přispět tak k jejímu zachování. Navazuje na tradici linie velkých duchovních Mistrů minulosti jako byli Buddha Šakjamuni, Nágardžuna, Asanga, Atiša a Dže Congkhapa až po Mistry naší doby jako Kjabdže Tričhang Dordžečhang a Geše Rabten Rinpočhe.

RainbowLight Yoga

Address: 90/5 Constitution Street   Leith EH6 6RS
Tradition: Gelugpa
Affiliation: Asian Classics Institure
Phone: 07955734321
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Main Contact: Sunshine Ross  Email  (Phone: 07955734321)
Notes and Events:

Bringing yoga of Lady Niguma and Buddha Dharma introductions to communities in Scotland. Teachings of the Lam Rim, Lama Tsongkhapa. please see the website for more information or contact Sunshine.

Raum der Stille

Address: Meditation and Teachings, Tsatsa-Courses  Bochum Nordrhein-Westfalen 44892
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Rime and all Tibetan Buddhist Traditions
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Main Contact: Susa and Dirk Nientiedt  Email  
Teacher: Geshe Nawang Thapkhe  
Spiritual Director: Damchos Rinchen Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Open Gompa (Meditation-Room) and Stupa-Walkaround for all interested Buddhists. Various teachings several times a year with Geshe Nawang Thapkhe and courses for making traditional Tsa-Tsas.

Rayleigh Zen Sitting Group

Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: zen
Phone: 07527 656792
Main Contact: Daniel Croucher  Email  (Phone: 07527 656792)
Notes and Events:

A small zen sitting group for absolute begginers and experienced meditators. Please contact me or visit our website for up to date information.


Address: Herbergsweg 1   Bochum 44879
Tradition: Vajrayana, Rime, Ngakpa, Karma Kagyu, Nyigma, Sakya, Gelukpa,
Phone: 004915141479643
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Main Contact: Rechungpa  Email  (Phone: 004915141479643)
Notes and Events: - Bochum / Essen is recognized as a Center of the open non secterian RIME movement.

Spiritual teachers and "Lamas“ of all main buddhist lineages are invited to join us and spread their wisdom to everybody.

In Bochum the group practices the direct way of Vajrajana, Dzogchen, Ngakpa and Kagyupa Tradition.

Who wants to practice, learn or live with us (in our center in Bochum and soon also in Spain) and everybody who wants to cooperate or support our projects is asked to contact us:

We mainly practice in German, sometimes in English or Tibetan and everything is explained understandable in German so that everybody will find an individual connection to the Dharma
– without fear of strange ceremonies –

knowledge, communication, contemplation, meditation and a powerful, creative everyday life

Renfrewshire Sangha

Address:   Scotland
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen
Affiliation: Order of Interbeing
Phone: 07921 829 788
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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 ontact Lynn (details above) for information about gatherings. Also, for more information about the wider Sangha in the UK, visit:

Retreat Center Halscheid / Karma Tekchen Yi Ong Ling

Address: Auf dem Kuppen 7   W Nordrhein-Westfalen
Tradition: Vajrayana, H.H. XVII Karmapa Orgyen Trinle Dorje / Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Affiliation: Karma Kagyu Gemeinschaft
Phone: 00 49 (0) 2292 7438
Fax: 00 49 (0) 2292 6327
Website: http://www.halscheid-retreat
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Teacher: Lama Kunga Dorje  
Main Contact: Evelin Dosedla  Email  (Phone: 00 49 (0) 2292 7438)
Notes and Events:

Halscheid Retreat Center offers:

A participation in the full traditional Three-Years Program, or parts of it (Preliminary Practices, Shamata, Vipassana,...)

Shorter or longer guided personal retreats

Weekend courses and instructions for meditation practice (all levels).

Rhondda Ekayana Sangha

Address:   Treorchy Wales
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Tendai
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Main Contact: Seicho Morris  Email  
Notes and Events:

Rhondda Ekayana Sangha is a Buddhist meditation group affiliated with the Japanese Tendai school. We hold regular meetings where we meditate together, talk about various Buddhist topics etc. The group is open to everyone interested, Buddhists as well as non-Buddhists.

Richard Hunn Association For Chan Study

Address: C/o The Secretary 1 Westfield Road  Sutton, Surrey London SM1 2JY
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan Buddhism - From master Xu Yun (1840-1959), Charles Luk & Richard Hunn (deceased) - Shi Da Dao.
Affiliation: Chan Dao Martial Arts Association
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Contact: Shi Da Dao  Email  
Teacher: Shi Da Dao  
Spiritual Director: Richard Hunn (Wen Shu)  
Notes and Events:

Master Xu Yun asked Charles Luk to translate vital Chinese Buddhist texts into English, to help Buddhists in the West.  Charles Luk asked Richard to try and keep these translations in the public eye - which he did up until his death.  He founded the website to facilitate this idea.  On the site are numerous translated texts, designed to help the student wherever they are.

Creating a meditation space, wherever you are is the key practice.  This is essential for development.  This practice may be augmented by irregular Chan meditation weeks of intense introspection.  Such weeks are dependent on the use of suitable facilities, etc.  Which are not always available.

The hua tou method is used, whereby one meditates on a question such as Who s hearing? This will eventually lead to a startling discovery!

Peace in the Dharma.

RIGPA Dublin

Address: 12 Wicklow Street (3rd Floor) Dublin 2   Dublin
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Phone: 01-6703358
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Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

 (Leave name, number and message and we will return your call)
Directions: entrance via glass door to left of Lacoste shopfront


Rigpa's Centre in Dublin, established in 1986, is a place to discover and connect with the practice of meditation and teachings of dharma and to learn what this can mean for our lives on a deeper level. For those who have already established a practice, the Centre is somewhere to come and gain inspiration and support. We look forward to seeing you at Rigpa Dublin - a refuge in the heart of the city

Rigpe Dorje Schweiz

Address: Hofenstrasse 13   Hinterkappelen Bern 3032
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang, Nepal
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Teacher: Pullahari Monastery, Nepal  
Notes and Events:

The Organisation RIGPE DORJE SCHWEIZ was initiated by the late 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.

We promote the social and cultural projects of H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche in cooperation with His Affiliated Organisations in Nepal and India and many other countries.

Social Engagement:
Medical center, Eye Clinic, Schools, Home for elderly, etc.

Our Cultural Engagement:
Meditation of Lama Kyambö and Chenresig and organizing exhibitions, teachings, etc.

Location in Switzerland: "House of Religions" Europaplatz 1, 3008 Bern
See program on our Website

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