A day of talks, workshops and discussions exploring what it means to be Buddhist in Britain. 21.10.2023 @ Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, 29-31 Osler Sreet, Ladywood, B16 9EU 10:00-16:00 Register here: https://bit.ly/3qvF3Dh The organisers write: “A wonderful opportunity for Buddhists from all traditions and backgrounds to meet and get to know each other and discuss how …. Read More >
The Level detox unit in Nottingham is asking for donations of Buddhist books for patients in recovery. We suggest you send introductory-level books, short scriptures such as the Dhammapada or Buddhist books particularly addressing addiction. Please send them directly to Dee Wood, Substance Misuse Support Worker The Level, Inpatient detox unit 56 Millers court, Nottingham, …. Read More >
Would you like to support the UK Buddhist community? The committee of the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK is looking for a new volunteer treasurer. As a small and friendly organisation we’d be delighted to have your help with this small but vital role, including processing membership payments, preparing accounts for Companies House and the Charity …. Read More >
We were deeply saddened to hear of Rev. Saido’s passing away on Friday 3rd March 2023. Rev. Saido was a member of the NBO committee for many years, and was also our treasurer for many years. He was a monk within the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, and was Prior of Telford Buddhist Priory.He was deeply dedicated to …. Read More >
The updated NBO model policies for Safeguarding adults and children in the activities of Buddhist charities are now available on our Safeguarding page, where you’ll also find links to sources of advice and training for UK faith groups.
Around 30 people from 14 different Buddhist groups met on Saturday 5th November for the Network of Buddhist Organisations’ annual gathering, hosted by the Burmese Buddhist community at the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara in Ladywood. It was wonderful to meet in person and connect with so many people. The afternoon began with an amazing meal, which …. Read More >
The Chair of the NBO sent a message of condolence to the Royal Family on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In response we received this card and message of thanks.
Angulimala Prison Chaplaincy, which provides the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) with Buddhist prison chaplains, seeks to recruit new chaplains. Though some are volunteers, most UK Buddhist prison chaplains are paid by the MoJ on a part time, sessional basis. You must be practising the five precepts and willing to teach Buddhism to people from different Buddhist schools and traditions. For more …. Read More >
The Charity Commission for England and Wales have published this advice for charities wishing to respond to the Ukraine crisis. Please also see this post on offering a home to refugees and the video of a webinar on charity duties when working with refuges.
Most Buddhist charities in the UK are insured under the Buddhist Insurance Scheme, which is underwritten by Ecclesiastical Insurance. To ensure that you would actually be covered should your charity ever have reason to make an insurance claim related to a Safeguarding matter, do look at Ecclesiastical’s expectations of charities in relation to Safeguarding standards. https://www.ecclesiastical.com/risk-management/safeguarding/ Please note that …. Read More >