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Canberra Soto Zen Group

Address:   Ainslie ACT 2602
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto School - Eihei Dogen Daiosho
E-mail: tonycrivelli@ozemail.com.au
Website: http://canberrasotozengroup.wix.com/canberrasotozengroup
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Main Contact: Tony Crivelli  Email  
Notes and Events:

We hold weekly ‘Zanzenkai’ services, in the Soto Zen School (Mahayana Buddhism) tradition.  The service is held on Sundays from 5:15pm to 7pm.  Other activities are planned linked to Soto Zen practice: one day workshops, short retreats, talks and discussions by teachers in the Zen tradition.  Membership of the group is desirable but everyone is welcome!


Central Coast Meditation Centre (Tsechen Samten Choe Ling)

Address: 5 Haynes Avenue Umina Beach 2257   NSW
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya
Affiliation: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Canberra)
Phone: 02 43447718
E-mail: nelson38@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://www.centralcoastmeditationcentre.com/
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Teacher:  
Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak  
Main Contact: Donna 02 43447718  Email  (Phone: 02 43447718)
Notes and Events:

Meditation and teachings by appointment -- please call to inquire

Central Coast Meditation Centre has been established for 10 years, a non for profit organisation the Centre is dedicated to the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhism.

Teaching Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya.

Teachings include:

  • Samatha - Calm Abiding Meditation
  • Vipassana – Insight Meditation
  • Diamond Sutra
  • Heart Sutra
  • The Way of the Bodhisattva
  • The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
  • Kamalashila – Stages of Meditation
  • Analytical Meditation
  • Dzogchen Teachings by Soygal Rinpoche
  • Kamalashila Lojong - mind meditation
  • Atisha’s Teachings
  • \'Thich Nhat Hanh\' Teachings – Path of Tranquility, Present Moment, Ultimate Dimensions
  • ... and many other teachings
  • Special teachings for children including: Calm Abiding Meditation, Basic Buddhist Philosophy

Spiritual Director: Lama Choedak Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra (Sakya Losal Choe Dzong www.sakya.com.au.

One of the few meditation masters in Australia, Lama Choedak trained under His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (who taught His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sakya Trizin).


Centre for Wisdom & Compassion (Rigpa Albany)

Address: PO Box 5087, Albany WA 6332  WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma
Phone: (08) 9844 4798
E-mail: hamsa@westnet.com.au
Website: http://www.rigpa.com.au/index.htm
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Main Contact: Hamsa Hyder  
Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
Teacher: Rigpa instructor: Hamsa Hyder  
Notes and Events:

Tuesdays:  Rigpa Studies Course (bookings required)  6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tel. (08) 9844 4798

Venue: Dewa Chen, Little Grove


Chag-tong Chen-tong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address:   Snug TAS 7054
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelugpa FPMT
Affiliation: FPMT Inc.
Phone: +61484381713 or +61410569909
E-mail: info@chagtong.org
Website: http://www.chagtong.org/
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Main Contact: Lindy Mailhot  Email  
Notes and Events:

Guided meditation : Discussion : Methods to transform the mind : Develop a good heart 

 We provide: 

  • Weekly study group meetings in central Hobart with Dr Sonam Takchoe
  • Also regular visiting teachers
  • Retreat Opportuinities
  • Buddhist library borrowing facilities
  • Gift and Book Shop
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • access to an international community network of support and facilities.
Postal address: PO Box 195 Snug 7054 TAS


Cham Shan Temple of Australia

Address: 85 Freemans Drive   Morisset NSW 2264
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land, Chinese Tiantai
Phone: 4973-2618
E-mail: info@chamshan.org.au
Website: http://www.chamshan.org.au
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Teacher: Venerable Wai Yim  
Notes and Events:

International Buddhist Cham Shan Temple of Australia is a Buddhist Temple of Tiantai School situated in Morisset, located in the Central Coast of NSW.

The temple was founded in 1995 with the goal to serve the Australian community through Dharma teachings (teachings of the Buddha) and spiritual guidance.

To build the temple a piece of farm land was purchased in 1996, and through many hardships, it has developed into what it is today.

A building to the left of the grounds was completed in 2008, comprising of a chanting hall, library, etc. The chanting hall houses the statues of Amitabha Buddha, Kwan Yin (Avalokitesvara) Bodhisattva and Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva of Pureland.

Library service with a collection of Buddhist materials is also available for the public to borrow

http://www.chamshan.org.au/AboutUs.htm   ENGLISH VERSION OF WEBSITE.


Chandrakirti Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: 289 Sunrise Valley Road Upper Moutere Nelson   Nelson
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa Lineage, FPMT
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (03) 543 2015 or +64 3 5432021
E-mail: meditate@chandrakirti.co.nz
Website: http://www.chandrakirti.co.nz/
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Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Nelson Chandrakirti Meditation Centre is situated in rural Upper Moutere, 35 minutes drive from Nelson City and airport, and 3 minutes drive (30 minutes walk) to the local shop and village


Chanh-Giac Temple

Address: 45 Money Street, Northbridge   Perth WA 6000
Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land
Affiliation: Vietnamese Buddhist Association of W.A.
Phone: (08) 9342 0609
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Contact:  (Phone: (08) 9227 9331)
Notes and Events:

The Vietnamese Buddhist Temple is the headquarters of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association in Perth. It is well attended throughout the day and in the evenings. Situated in busy Northbridge (an area which is home to many Vietnamese restaurants, shops, and other businesses) the temple provides a refuge from work for many members of the Vietnamese community. It also acts as a focal point for social and cultural activities during holidays and weekends. The temple plays an important role as a centre for Buddhist religious teaching in the city.


Chenrezig Institute

Address: 33 Johnsons Road, Eudlo, QLD 4554   Qld
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: (07) 5453 2108
Fax: (07) 5453 2188
E-mail: info@chenrezig.com.au
Website: http://www.chenrezig.com.au
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Main Contact: Director: Maureen Walshe  Email  
Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche  
Contact: Manager-JJ Cantor  Email  
Notes and Events:

Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat, and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia.

Established in 1974 Chenrezig Institute was the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the Western World and remains one of the largest.

Today, the Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (nuns and monks), students, residents, volunteers, retreatants, and guests. 

Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in the formal garden, sip espresso in the café, have a vegetarian meal, drop in for a meditation class or teaching, or just sit and listen to life.

Full details of the current programme available on www.chenrezig.com.au in the newsletter section.

Sangha Communities at Chenrezig Institute:

Chenrezig Nuns Community
cnc@chenrezig.com.au

Manager Ven Lozang Lhagsam
Losang Dragpa Monastery
cmc@chenrezig.com.au 

Ven Lozang Jhampa


Christchurch Dhargyey Buddhist Centre

Address: 27 Averill Street Richmond   Christchurch 8013
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism, Gelugpa lineage
Affiliation: Dunedin Dhargyey Buddhist Centre
Phone: +64 03 385 9590
E-mail:
christchurch@dhargyey.org.nz
Website: http://www.dhargyey.org.nz
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Director: Peter Small  Email  (Phone: +64 03 477 8374)
Main Contact: Keran Tsering  Email  (Phone: 03 385 9590)
Teacher: Geshe Nyima Dorjee  
Spiritual Director: Lhagon Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

 Teachings held every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm

Teachings and meditation every Sunday at 3.00pm

All teachings are free, donations welcomed.


Clifton Hill Zendo

Address: 17 Clive Street, Alphington Vic 3078   Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Western
Phone: (03) 9499 2671 or 0424 047 442
E-mail: plbstn@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CliftonHillZendo
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Main Contact: Contact: Paul Boston (Phone: (03) 9499 2671)  
Notes and Events:

The Clifton Hill Zendo has a schedule of sitting meditation on three days of the week. The basic idea is to provide a place where people can come together to support each others practice. Only minimal instruction is given.

Zazen (meditation) times:

• Tuesdays  8.30am -10.30am
• Fridays 8.30am -10.30 am
• Sundays 4.30pm-7.30pm

These sittings are held at the Clifton Hill Yoga Studio 127 Queens Pde Clifton Hill.


Curtin Buddhist Association

Address: Curtin University of Technology -Bentley Campus   WA
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Student society
E-mail: nampur@iinet.net.au
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Main Contact: Kelsand Nampur  Email  
Notes and Events:

Curtin Buddhist Association holds weekly meditation sessions between
1-2pm on Wednesdays in building 109. To be included on the mailing list
please email nampur@iinet.net.au


Da Xiang Guo Si Shaolin Ju Shi Lin

Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese, Chan ( Zen )
Affiliation: Immense Presence State Temple Kai Feng, China
Phone: 02-62811508
E-mail: dashi@shaolin.org.au
Website: http://www.shaolin.org.au
Spiritual Director: Master Shi Yuan Zhi (DC)  
Main Contact: Xing Li (Danny Cook) Chief Administrator)  Email  (Phone: 1300 138 820)
Teacher: Abbot, Ven.Shi Yuan Zhi  
Notes and Events:

The Australian Da Xiang Guo Si Shaolin Ju Shi Lin represents the Australian body of the Da Xiang Guo Si (Immense Presence State Temple) in Kai Feng, China, in conjunction with our Shaolin Temple ties. The Ju Shi Lin (Forest of Lay Scholars) is the main Australian contingent, consisting of Buddhist disciples, devotees and practitioners.

Our parent temple in China is Da Xiang Guo Si

Location:  Canberra ACT


DaiJus Zen Group

Address: 434 King STREET   Newtown NSW 2042
Tradition: Mahayana, Myoshinji
Affiliation: Rinzai Zen
Phone: 04321 90 771
E-mail: daijuzenji@hotmail.com
Website: http://daiju.com.au/meditation.html
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Notes and Events:

Classes start by teaching the physical and mental posture necessary for meditative awareness then develop into exploring ways to use this awareness in our day-to-day life.

The Rev. DaiJu has had over 8 years in Japanese Monasteries and over 12 years of experience teaching the young and old of all Faiths.

Regular Beginner and Experienced Groups are available at The Buddha Bar Healing Clinic in Newtown on Monday and Wednesday evenings as well as Saturday mornings
Private classes for individuals or groups can be arranged by contacting DaiJu directly.


Dakkhina Dhammatthala Southern Oasis of Dhamma

Address: 79 Davis Avenu   Christies Beach SA 5165
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of South Australia
Phone: 0401080953
E-mail: ven.santacari@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dhammatthala.org
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Teacher: Ayya Santacari Bhikkhuni  
Spiritual Director: Ajahn Brahm  
Notes and Events:

 Monthly Program

Pindapat in Rundle Mall 3rd Fridays 10.30 am


Weekly Program
Tuesday 1pm: UniSA Learn to Meditate & Guided Meditation
Tuesday 7pm: Sitting Group @ DD, Christies Beach
Tuesday 8.15pm Sutta discussion @ DD, Christies Beach

Saturday 3pm: Learn to Meditate and Guided Meditation @ DD
Saturday 4pm: Dhamma Discussion and cups of tea @ DD
Saturday 5pm: Sitting Group @ DD


Dalai Lama in Australia Ltd

Address:   Paddington NSW 2021
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 02 9575 4888
E-mail: lynn@dalailamainaustralia.org
Website: http://www.dalailamainaustralia.org
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Teacher: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama  
Notes and Events:

Dalai Lama in Australia are the organisers of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama\\\'s visits to Australia.

 PO Box 125Paddington NSW 2021


Darwin Zen Group

Address: International Buddhist Centre, 37 Parkside Crescent, Leanyer  Darwin NT 0812
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Diamond Sangha
Affiliation: Sydney Zen Centre
Phone: 08 89853781
E-mail: justzen@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.ntbuddhist.org/whats_zen.html
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Teacher: Dr Justine Mayer  
Main Contact: Dr Justine Mayer  Email  (Phone: 08 89853781)
Notes and Events:

PLEASE PHONE FIRST FOR INTRODUCTION TO ZEN (08 89853781) OR EMAIL justzen@bigpond.com

GROUP MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY 7.30-9.00PM FOR SITTING AND WALKING MEDITATION
9.00-9.40 TEA AND DHARMA DISCUSSION
ALL WELCOME INCLUDING NEWCOMERS TO ZEN AND BEGINNERS
EMPHASIS IS ON TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INSIGHT, SPIRITUAL INQUIRY AND KOAN INTROSPECTION TO FIND FREEDOM, JOY AND PEACE IN EVERY MOMENT.


Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage

Address: 10 Ben Varden Ave Kholo   Brisbane QLD 4306
Tradition: Theravada, Ajahn Chah
Phone: 61 7 3201 2041
Fax: 61 7 3201 2044
E-mail: chummy@dhammagiri.org.au
Website: http://www.dhammagiri.org.au
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Spiritual Director: Bhante Dhammasiha  (Phone: 61 7 3201 2941)
Notes and Events:

WEEKLY PROGRAM

SATURDAY: 10:30am Pindapata (Almsround)

                 11:45am Personal questions and Dhamma Discussion

SUNDAY:      10:00am Pindapata (Almsround)

                  11:45am Dhammatalk and discussion

                   02:45pm Chanting, guided meditation, Dhammatalk & discussion

MONDAY:      10:30am Pindapata (Almsround)

                   11:45am Personal questions and Dhamma Discussion

                   Everyone is welcome to join the programme on the above days.

                    For more information, please visit our website.


Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage

Address: 10 Ben Varden Ave.   Kholo Qld 4306
Tradition: Theravada, Forest Tradition; Associated with the lineage of Ajahn Chah
Affiliation: Associated with the Tradition of Ajahn Chah
Phone: 07 3201 2041
E-mail: contact@dhammagiri.org.au
Website: http://www.dhammagiri.org.au
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Main Contact: Webmaster  Email  
Teacher: Ajahn Dhammasiha  
Notes and Events:

A forest monastery about 33km from downtown Brisbane, Theravada Forest Tradition associated with the lineage of Ajahn Chah.  All teachings are in English.

Location: outer Western suburbs of Brisbane

SATURDAYS
7.30 am Observance of Triple Refuge & Precepts, Silent Meditation

10.30am Alm soffering

11:30am Q&A and Dhamma discussion

SUNDAYS

10:30am Alms offering

11:30am Q&A, Dhamma talk and discussion

03.00pm Chanting, Guided Meditation, Dhammatalk/Sutta Exploration, Q&A

MONDAYS

10.30am Alms offering

11.30am Q&A and Dhamma discussion

SUNDAYS CLOSEST TO FULL MOON

Precepts & Meditation Program 8.45am - 5.00pm

RETREATS

We also offer secluded accommodation for a limited number of guests on 8 precepts.  Experienced meditators can contact us by mail or phone for details.

Please refer to our website for further details:

www.dhammagiri.org.au

www.facebook.com/Dhammagiri-Forest-Hermitage

www.vimeo.com/dhammatalks

www.tinyletter.com/dhammagiri/archive


Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre

Address: 18-20 Nanson Way,   Nollamara, Perth WA 6061
Tradition: Theravada, Thai, Forest Tradition
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Phone: (08) 9345 1711
Fax: (08) 9344 4220
E-mail: admin@bswa.org
Website: http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso  
Notes and Events:

Program available here:

http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/program.html

We are a Buddhist centre serving the global community irrespective of age, colour or creed. We offer numerous resources and support to those interested in practicing the Dhamma.


Dhammasara Nuns Monastery

Address: 203 Reen Road, Gidgegannup, Western Australia, 6083   WA 6083
Tradition: Theravada, Forest Tradition, Thai
Affiliation: Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Phone: 61 8 9574 6583
Fax: 61 8 6210 1131
Website: http://cms.dhammasara.org.au/ & http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/
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Main Contact: Venerable Hasapanna  (Phone: 61 8 9574 6583)
Notes and Events:

Gidgegannup is located in the eastern sector of the City of Swan and includes the hills area known as the Darling Scarp. Gidgegannup is a mix of rural and rural residential.

A thirty minute drive north of east of Perth, along Toodyay Road.

For Daily Routine and Visiting information, please see:

 http://cms.dhammasara.org.au/the-bhikkhunis


Dharma Boat Sangha

Address: Peace Park   Oxford Falls NSW 2100
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen (Thich Nhat Hanh) Western
Phone: 0414 526 503
E-mail: smile@dharmaboat.org
Website: http://www.dharmaboat.org
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Main Contact: Ann Munroe  Email  (Phone: 0414 526 503)
Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh  


Dharma Drum Mountain Melbourne

Address: 36 McDowall Street   Mitcham Vic 3132
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan, Master Sheng Yen
Affiliation: Dharma Drum Mountain Taiwan
Phone: +61 470 690 911
E-mail: contact@ddmmelbourne.org.au
Website: http://www.ddmmelbourne.org.au/
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President: Laura Chan  Email  (Phone: +61 402 041 997)
Main Contact: Wee Keat Ng  Email  (Phone: +61 470 690 911)
Notes and Events:

Dharm Drum Mountain Melbourne is a community learning and living the Buddha's Teachings through the tradition of Chan Buddhism, as established by the late Chan Master, Venerable Sheng Yen.  
 
Please check website for details of our Activities.


DharmaCloud

Address: 147 Richmond Road QLD  Morningside Qld 4170
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana
Phone: (07) 3343 8243
Website: http://www.dharma.org.au/dharmacloud/
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Contact: Victor von der Heyde  
Notes and Events:

Events are normally held at the Cloudroom, which is in the grounds of the Morningside Healing Sanctuary, 147 Richmond Road, Morningside on the corner of Bonar Street. The entrance is in Bonar Street.

DharmaCloud is a Brisbane-based group which runs introductory meditation courses, hosts occasional Sunday morning meditation sessions, organises in-service teacher training courses for established meditation teachers and offers occasional meditation retreats.


Dharmadatu Buddhist Order and Dharmadatu Sangha

Address: Mandurah Dharma & Meditation Centre Mezzanine Level “Serenity House” 9 Hopevale Place   Mandurah WA 6210
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 0488 223 196
E-mail: sangha@dharmadatu.org.au

Website: http://www.dharmadatu.org.au/

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Main Contact: Tiratnadana  (Phone: 0488 223196)
Spiritual Director: Tiratnadana  (Phone: 0488 223196)
Notes and Events:

Mandurah Dharma and Meditation Centre. 

Dharma classes are held on Monday evenings at the centre between 7.30pm and 9pm with an optional period of silent meditation from 7pm to 7.25pm. The classes are discussion based and attendees are provided with study material for further reflection at home.

 Meditation classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10am and Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm and 9pm. There are two separate classes held at the same time the first is for newcomers to meditation and the second is for regular meditators.


Dharmapala Buddhist Centre

Address: 158 Canning Hwy,East Fremantle WA 6160   WA
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (08) 9339 1553
E-mail: info@meditationinperth.org
Website: http://www.meditationinperth.org/
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Main Contact: Education Progrqamme Co-ordinator  Email  
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Nampur  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsay Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Regular Program:

We hold a variety of regular classes for all levels of interest:

• General Programme classes are open to everyone and presnet Buddha\\\'s teachings in practical ways that everyone can apply in their daily lives.  These classes are run throughou the Perth Metropolitan area and in Albany and consist of teachings and guided meditations.  In addition to weekly drop-in classes we also offer a range of short courses including Learn to Meditate courses and Introduction to Buddhism courses.  

• Foundation Programme and Teacher Training Programme  -

Foundation Programme is a systematic study programme. In these classes we study in depth the teachings of Buddha and learn how to apply them in our life. The Foundation Programme consists of two study classes each week. In each class there is prayers, meditation, teachings and discussion.

Teacher Training Programme is also a systematic study programme for those who wish to train as qualified teachers iwthin the Kadampa Tradition. It has an additional retreat component.   

• Home Study Programme - Because Western Australia is so vast we endeavor to provide home study options for those who are unable to access teachings due to either distance/remoteness or due to disability and illness. 

• The centre also provides a range of other activities including half day courses, day courses, weekend retreats, longer retreats, chanted prayers, Kids Club and more.  For details please visit our website.


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