Welcome to the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK: connecting UK Buddhist organisations and individuals since 1993.

The Network of Buddhist Organisations UK (NBO) was founded in 1993 to: promote fellowship and dialogue between UK Buddhists, to facilitate co-operation in matters of common interest and to work in harmony with Buddhist and like-minded organisations, such as the European Buddhist Union and Inter Faith Network for the UK.

Why do we need the NBO?

During the 20th century a very diverse range of Buddhist traditions became well-established in the UK and Buddhism began to permeate British culture. In addition to traditions with roots in Asia, we have new Western Buddhist movements. In the burgeoning mindfulness movement, we see also a growing secularised form of Buddhist

In addition, there are strong governmental and cultural pressures and demands on faith groups. Recent equalities legislation has established religious identity as a "protected characteristic". Religious Education frameworks identify Buddhism as one of the six major UK faiths to be studied in schools. Buddhist chaplains work in hospitals, prisons, further and higher educational establishments, the armed forces and other bodies.  Read More >