A day of mindfulness practice at Amaravati led by Chris Ward

You are welcome to attend a day of mindfulness practice at Amaravati on the 15th December. We open at 9.30 for hot drinks in the Retreat Centre Kitchen and commence … Continue Reading →


Weekend Retreat 28th – 30th September led by Chris Ward

We still have some space on our next retreat: Mindfulness – the time of your life A weekend of mindfulness practice,  teaching and discussion. Open to all and suitable for … Continue Reading →


Next Lifeskills Mindfulness course – May 23rd 2012

Our next Lifeskills Mindfulness course starts on the 23rd May and we are currently taking registrations. See a fuller description here where a registration form is available.


LifeSkills Mindfulness (LSM) Courses

Triple Gem Buddhist Foundation – LifeSkills Mindfulness (LSM) Courses Over more than thirty years there has been a growing ‘mindfulness’ meditation movement of which Jon Kabat-Zinn was an early pioneer. … Continue Reading →


The God Survey: a noun, a verb, or what?

The William Temple Foundation (www.wtf.org.uk ) recently circulated a questionnaire to a range of faiths including Buddhists. On attempting to complete the questionnaire, many found that the questions made assumptions which … Continue Reading →


Sally Masheder and the NBO

Sally Masheder had been the secretary of the Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) for many years prior to her recent illness and death. (A report of her memorial celebration can … Continue Reading →


Meditation on Prescription

In their new ‘Be Mindful’ report the Mental Health Foundation  (MHF) is asking that meditation be made more readily available on prescription. Even though National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance for the … Continue Reading →


Buddhamind – Creative Mind

The recent 2009 ‘Buddha Mind – Creative Mind’ weekend event organised by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy at Taplow Court was perhaps even more enjoyable than the previous 2008 event. The weekend explored the links and relationship between … Continue Reading →


Buddhist Climate Project

In the run-up to the crucial U.N. Climate Treaty Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, the Buddhist Declaration on climate change will present to the world’s media a unique spiritual … Continue Reading →


Rights and Responsibilities

The Government has initiated consultation on the subject of Rights and Responsibilities with the possibility of eventually establishing a written  bill of rights. Below is a document (in blue)  from … Continue Reading →