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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,
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Teacher: Phra Wud Suvuddhiko Phra Surin Mahavayamo Phra Nicholas Thanissaro  
Spiritual Director: Phra Wud Suvuddhiko  
Contact: Phra Nicholas Thanissaro  
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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)
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Main Contact: Tony Collacott Trustee of Wat Phra Singh UK  Email  (Phone: 0777 601 1975)
Spiritual Director: Luang Por Sopano.  
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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 ....


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
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Main Contact: Ani Kunlek Zangmo  Email  (Phone: 01379 687360)
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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.

West London Buddhist Centre

Address: 45a Porchester Road   Paddington London W2 5DP
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna Buddhist Community
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 020 7727 9382
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Teacher: Paramananda  
President: Atula  
Founder: Sangharakshita  
Main Contact: Ratnaprabha  Email  (Phone: 020 7727 9382)
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A centre for meeting Buddhists, and for learning meditation and mindfulness. We have courses in meditation and Buddhism, as well as yoga, Chi Kung and other disciplines.  There is a library, yoga studio, two shrine rooms, and a meeting space with cultural activities.  Visit any weekday 10:30-7, or for classes on weekdays at 1pm, Saturdays at 10am, or Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at 7pm. for our activities and bookings.

West Wight Sangha

Address: Yew Tree Cottage Weston Road  Totland Bay Isle of Wight PO39 0EY
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 001983756884
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Main Contact: Stephen Parker  Email  (Phone: 01983756884)
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The West Wight is the Western side of the Isle of Wight, situated off the Southern coast of England. There is a thriving Buddhist community on the Island made up of a number of different groups. The West Wight group, or Sangha, is non-denominational and meets weekly, Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 to meditate and discuss the Dharma, the Buddhas teachings.

Western Chan Fellowship

Address: c/o 24 Woodgate Avenue, Bury   LANCS Lancashire BL9 7RU
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan
Phone: +44 (0) 1617611945
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Spiritual Director: Dr Simon Child  Email  
Teacher: Dr Simon Child  
Contact: Simon Child (Teacher)  Email  (Phone: 0161 761 1945)
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The Western Chan Fellowship provides a programme of intensive Chan (Chinese Zen) retreats in the UK. We are a lay organisation who have fully authorised teachers who have received Dharma Transmission from Chan Master Sheng-yen. Refer to our website for details of our current programme.

We also have a network of local Chan groups in the UK and in some parts of Europe. Our website gives contact details and locations.

Our website holds an extensive library of Dharma teachings and other literature such as retreat reports by past participants on our retreats.


Address: Pfarrgasse 8 b  Schöneck Frankfurt 61137
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian, ZEN / Chan Buddhismus, Rinzai
Phone: 06187 / 90 55 175
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Teacher: Michael Filzinger  
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WhiteZen ist eine ZEN-Richtung für jedermann: für Frau, Mann, kranke, behinderte, Randgruppen.

WhiteZen fokussiert sich nicht auf den Weg des Mönchtums zur Erleuchtung, sondern auf Laienanhängern, welche in ihrem alltäglichen Leben Erleuchtung erlangen und umsetzen möchten.

Erstarrte Traditionen um ihrer selbstwillen werden hinterfragt und religiöse Grossorganisationen, wie z.B. die Soto-Schule, werden als fern jeder Lehre Buddhas betrachtet.

Woking Awakened Heart Sangha

Address:   Woking Surrey
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Nyingma and Kagyu lineages
Affiliation: Awakened Heart Sangha
Phone: 007985 656014
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Main Contact: Jackie McGarry  
Spiritual Director: Lama Shenpen Hookham  
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We are a local group affiliated to the Awakened Heart Sangha founded in 1998 by Lama Shenpen Hookham. At present we meet monthly for meditation, study and discussion at St Columba Retreat Centre in Woking. Towards the end of 2012, we are offering a 3 day formless meditation course taking place on 23rd September, 3rd November and 8th December. For more information contact Jackie McGarry on the phone number or email address listed.

Wolfson College Meditation Society

Address: Wolfson College Linton Road  Oxford Oxfordshire OX2 6UD
Tradition: Theravada, Teachers invited from Oxford Buddha Vihara on Wednesdays at 7 pm term time
Affiliation: Student-run non-sectarian Meditation Society.
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Main Contact: Zrenner, Michael  Email  (Phone: 07795414384)
Notes and Events:

Meeting during term times at 6.55 pm in front of Wolfson College Lodge.

Meditation takes part in the Wolfson College Annexe Library.

Teachings are completely free of charge, anybody welcome.

Wolkentor Zen Tempel (Ummon Temple)

Address: Hans-Dittmar-Str.2c   Halle Sachsen-Anhalt 06118
Tradition: Mahayana, Rinzai Zen
Phone: 03455216462
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Main Contact: Ryu Shin  Email  (Phone: 03455216462)
Spiritual Director: Rei Shin Bigan Roshi  
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100 Day -Sesshin, every Year: from July to October

100- tage-Sesshin, jedes jahr von Juli bis Oktober

World Buddhist Radio ~ Awakened Voice

Address: Str: Matei Corvin Nr: 13/C Bl:Zp5 Ap6 Et1 Loc: Oradea Jud: Bihor Cod: 410140 Romania   Oradea 410140
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 0040-0741783645
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Bhadant Dhyan Jyoti  
Main Contact: Imola Izabella Jangam  Email  (Phone: 0040-0741762863)
Teacher: Mr. Ashwin Jangam  
Notes and Events:

World Buddhist Radio aim is to spread Buddhas Teaching through radio to the world.People will get benefit and improve their lives. Buddha Teachings taught through discourse, music and News which is available 24/7 unbreakable.World Buddhist Radio want to make people feel more relax,peaceful and happy.Our radio can listen through Internet because it is an Internet Radio and also can listen through Winamp Radio, Windows Media Player Radio,Real Player etc or simply visit to our website (

With Much More Metta
Be Happy !!! Be Peaceful !!! Be Liberated !!!

Wspólnota Buddyjska

Address: ul. Husarii 32  Warszawa 02-951
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian, Soto/Rinzai Zen/ Maezumi Roshi/ Genpo Roshi
Affiliation: Kanzeon International (Utah, USA)
Phone: 022 842 78 87
Fax: 022 842 78 87
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Main Contact: Andrzej Getsugen Krajewski  Email  
Teacher: Malgosia Jiho Braunek  
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Intrduction to Zen Meditation: each first Sunday of the month (booking : Andrzej Krajewski)

Zen meditation each Tuersday (17:00-20:00) and Sunday (11:00-14:20).

Dharma Talks - each Thuersday: 19:00

3 days sesshins - eeach month.

10-14 days sesshins - twice a year in Kazimierz Dolny.

Wspólnota Buddyjska Triratna (previously FWBO/Przyjaciele Zachodniej Wspólnoty Buddyjskiej)

Address: ul. Augustiańska 4 (parter)  Kraków 31-064
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Various incl. Jamyang Khyentse Rimpoche, Dudjom Rimpoche
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Spiritual Director: Nityabandhu  Email  
Main Contact: Nityabandhu  Email  

Yeshe Buddhist Group

Address:   Cumbria
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: Founation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
Phone: 07502 163339
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Main Contact: Brenda Fishwick  Email  (Phone: 07887 846386)
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Yeshe Norbu-Appello per it Tibet

Address: Via Poggiberna 9 56040 Pomaia (Pisa)   Pomaia Toscana 56040
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
Affiliation: FPMT
Phone: +39 050 685 033
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The association aims to protect and preserve the ethical and social values ​​of the people of Tibet and other Buddhist countries which have undergone invasion or cultural and religious repression, through the material, moral, cultural and religious support to the population.

- Management of a program of "distance adoption";
- Participate in or manage projects for schools, clinics, sanitation programs, etc..;
- Contribute to the preservation and development of cultural and artistic heritage of the Buddhist countries.

Yong Kai Ssu (Kassel)

Address: Mittelgasse 04,   Kassel Hessen 34117
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen und Linji Ch'an lineage.
Affiliation: Yong Kais Ssu
Phone: 01742558423
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Spiritual Director: Ven Shih Fa Lu  
Teacher: Ven. Shih Long Jing  
Main Contact: Ven. Shih Long Jing  Email  (Phone: 01742558423)
Notes and Events:

Yong K`ai Ch`an Ssu – Kassel ist ein Zentrum für buddhistisches Studium und Praxis in der Stadt Kassel in Deutschland. Das Zentrum hat zweit Abstammungen: Soto Zen aus Japan und Lin-Chi aus China. Es wird von dem buddhistischen Mönch Ven.Shih Long Jing geleitet, mit internationaler Unterstützung von dem Tempel Yong Kai Chan Ssu in Maracay in Venezuela. Unser Zentrum lehrt das buddhistische Dharma, kultiviert das universelle Mitgefühl und entwickelt Achtsamkeit. Wir praktizieren Zazen Meditation und andere Technicken.

York Chan Group

Address: Jake Lyne or Jannie Mead 01904 628536  Yorkshire
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan (Zen)
Affiliation: Western Chan Fellowship
Phone: 01904 628536
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Main Contact: Dr Jake Lyne  (Phone: 01904 628536)
Spiritual Director: Dr John Crook  
Notes and Events:

Chan (Zen) Meditation on Monday evenings, Thursday mornings and Day Retreats.

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York Samatha Group

Address: Sunnyside, 18A Main Street, Riccall   York North Yorkshire YO19 6PX
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Samatha Trust
Phone: 01757335021
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Learn a gentle way to calm and inner strength through mindfulness of breathing.

York Samatha Meditation Group

Address: Sunnyside, 18A Main Street Riccall,   York North Yorkshire YO19 6PX
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Samatha Trust
Phone: 07905772672
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Spiritual Director: Peter Harvey  Email  (Phone: 07905772672)
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Weekly introductory meditation class in mindfulness of breathing to develop deep calm (samatha). All welcome. We meet in the Fishergate room of  the Priory Street Centre in York, on Thursdays at 7.30pm.



Zazenkai de Coimbra

Address: C. C. Avenida Rua Antero de Quental 265, sala 901   Coimbra 3004-544
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto and Rinzai Zen
Affiliation: Wild Flower Zen Sangha
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Spiritual Director: Amy Hollowell Sensei  Email  
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Activities: Practice of Zen Meditation / Atividade: Prática de Meditação Zen
Thursdays: 19:30-20:30 / 5as-feiras: 19:30-20:30
Note: Please confirm the schedules and activities at the webpage and contact us by e-mail. / Nota: Por favor confine o horário e as atividades na página web e contacts-nos por e-mail.

Zen Sangha

Address: Elyzeese Velden 10 B   Gent Oost-Vlaanderen 9000
Tradition: Mahayana, Taizan Maezumi Roshi, Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, Catherine Genno Pagès Roshi
Affiliation: White Plum Asanga
Phone: +32 (0)9 324 63 95
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Spiritual Director: Frank De Waele Sensei  
Teacher: Frank De Waele Sensei  
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Daily schedule of Zen meditation, study, artwork, etc. Regular workshops and retreats.

Affiliated Zen Sangha groups in Antwerpen and Brugge. 

Zen Buddhism Ireland

Address: 65 Highfield Park, Dundrum   Dublin
Tradition: Mahayana, Nishijima Roshi Lineage
Affiliation: Soto Zen
Phone: 353868059878
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Spiritual Director: Rev Myozan Kodo  Email  (Phone: 0868059878)
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Zen Buddhism Ireland is an Irish-based Buddhist sangha in the Soto Zen tradition. We belong to the lineage of Nishijima Roshi.

Zen Buddhism Ireland practices Soto Zen Buddhism with an emphasis on Shikantaza, ‘just sitting’ meditation. However, we also honour the traditional ritual forms of Zen practice, especially with a devotion to sewing the Okesa, the Buddha’s robe, the robe of Zazen. The guiding teacher is Myozan Kodo, a Dharma heir of Taigu Turlur and a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of recognised Western Zen teachers.

Zen Centrum Amsterdam

Address: Zen Centrum Amsterdam Onder Leiding Van Niko Tydeman Sensei, Binnenkant 39, 1011 BM Amsterdam  Noord-Holland
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto en Rinzai - Zen
Phone: 06 29 12 89 89
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Founder/Director: Genpo Merzel Roshi  
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Zen Centrum Amsterdam offers a place to meditate each morning, seven days a week, throughout the year, and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings there is zen meditation with dharmatalk (teaching) and on Tuesday Buddhist service in Dutch. On both evenings you have the opportunity of a formal, individual interview (daisan) with a zen teacher (in English, if you like).

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Zen Dojo Basel

Address: Fürstensteinerstr. 85  Basel Basel-Stadt 4053
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen Soto
Affiliation: Zen Soto / Deshimaru / AZI
Phone: +41 61 683 70 63
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Spiritual Director: Volker Herskamp  Email  
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Monday 6.30 / 19.00

Tuesday 6.30

Wednesday 6.30 / 19.00

Thursday 6.30 / 19.00

Friday 6.30

 Saturday 10.00

Introduction for beginners : Monday 18.15

From monday to friday : after the zazen meditation : Guen-Mai 

Zen Dojo Lier

Address: Ontmoetingscentrum Den Bril (zenderslokaal) Bril, 6   Lier 2500
Tradition: Mahayana, Roland Yuno Rech
Affiliation: Belgische Zen Vereniging
Phone: 03/4557421
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Main Contact: Dirk Verbruggen  Email  (Phone: 034557421)
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Zen Dojo Lier  werd in 2002 opgericht door de zen-non Mia Casteleyn, naaste leerlinge van Meester Yuno Rech, om gelegenheid te bieden om zazen (zittende zen) te beoefenen.

De dojo telt een 15 tal mensen en maandagavond kan er zazen beoefend worden. Vandaag wordt het onderricht in de dojo verzorgd door Dirk Verbruggen.

Zen Dojo Lier is lid van de Association Zen Internationale (AZI), opgericht door Meester Taisen Deshimaru, en de Belgische Zen Vereniging (BZV), die verschillende dojo’s in België verenigt.

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