Conference: Buddhist practice and liturgy in the UK: challenges and opportunities

All are welcome to this conference/workshop run by the UK Association for Buddhist Studies, to bring scholars and practitioners of different traditions together in exploring themes of shared interest. Saturday 20th May 2017 10am-5pm Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation  19-21 High Lane, Chorlton Manchester, M21 9DJ See here for a map: https://www.samatha.org/what-we-offer/classes/manchester Programme 10.00 Registration 10.15 …. Read More >

New Chair for the NBO

Last month saw Val Stephenson retire as Chair of the NBO, to be replaced by Juliet Hackney (to right of picture). Val, a member of Soka Gakkai-UK writes, “I have thoroughly enjoyed being Chair of the NBO for the last couple of years. Chairing and working in the NBO is a unique opportunity. The NBO …. Read More >

Course: Starting out in Health Care Chaplaincy

Starting out in Health Care Chaplaincy A course designed to introduce prospective chaplains to the world of Health Care and ChaplaincyInter-faith training days in Birmingham Thursday 2nd February & Monday 3rd April 2017| Buddhist support day in Birmingham Friday 24th March 2017 Inter-faith training days in Manchester Thursday 4th May & Monday 3rd July 2017 …. Read More >

The Guardian and RIBA report on Britain's newest purpose-built Buddhist retreat centre

July saw the opening of a very ambitious redevelopment of Vajrasana, the London Buddhist Centre’s retreat centre in Suffolk. which both the The Guardian newspaper and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) considered architecturally worthy of report. Read the Guardian article. Read the RIBA report. Buddhist video project Clear Vision reports on the project and …. Read More >

June: Buddhist Action Month 2016

Now in its 5th year, Buddhist Action Month is an NBO initiative, encouraging Buddhists of all traditions to engage with beneficial activities transforming self and world, with emphasis on social change and expressing care for all. The special theme for BAM 2016 is community, in the sense of building bridges, sharing concerns and breaking down barriers, while …. Read More >