On this page you will find links to:
On other pages you will find links to:
- Retreat centres
- Engaged Buddhist resources
- Blogs, magazines, places for discussion
- Mindfulness-based therapy resources
- LGBT resources
- Miscellaneous resources
Please see our page about Gaia House.
We also recommend the following centres for residential insight meditation retreats:
Amaravati monastery. Retreats teaching similar meditation practices to London Insight and Gaia House, but in a traditional monastic environment. Close to London.
Chithurst monastery. No retreat programme like Amaravati, but a chance to sample monastic life and meditate with the community. Also close to London.
Satipanya. Bhante Bodhidhamma’s centre in Shropshire.
Moulin de Chaves. Martin Aylward’s centre in France.
For a different retreat experience, involving less meditation and silence and more community and mindful work, we recommend the Barn in Devon.
There is a provisional list of online courses and retreats, compiled by the Buddhist Insight Network.
DANCE: Dharma Action Network for Climate Engagement. Set up by teachers and practitioners at Gaia House.
SanghaSeva. Retreats combining meditation with service to others.
UK Network of Engaged Buddhists. "Engaged Buddhism views the transformation of self and the transformation of the world as indivisible."
Walk in Peace. A monthly walk in peace and for peace, on Sundays in Hyde Park.
Buddhist Global Relief. Benefits from the leadership of Bhikkhu Bodhi.
Joanna Macy and her work. Important AmericanBuddhist thinker and activist.
Sulak Sivaraksa. Another hugely important figure, from Thailand.
Engaged Practice. Great collection of web links from DharmaNet.
Inquiring Mind. Journal of the western insight meditation movement. Not everything is online. Paper copies are available, for a donation, at London Insight events at King Alfred School.
Tricycle. Eclectic Buddhist magazine, online and on paper.
Buddhist Geeks. Lively podcast channel.
The Secular Buddhist. The "modern secular application of Buddhist thought". Recommended by Stephen Batchelor.
Insight Journal. From the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
21awake. Blog by Rohan, ex-London Insight organiser now living in Glasgow.
Dhivan Thomas Jones. Dhivanwrites perceptively and knowledgeably about early Buddhist texts.
Mindfulness-based therapies and insight meditation. A useful comparison provided by Gaia House.
Mindfulness courses and teachers. The quality of the courses listed here will vary, so please evaluate carefully.
Bodhi Tree Brighton offers twice-monthly LGBT drop-in group in Brighton
Arinna Weisman queer insight meditation teacher based in the US
Groups in London
At present London Insight offers no events specifically for the LGBT community, and there are no relevant groups associated with us. What follows is a more general list of LGBT Buddhist resources in London. We cannot offer any guarantees about the quality of the teaching or ethics of any group listed here, so please explore and evaluate carefully.
Queer dharma: voices of gay Buddhists. Edited by Winston Leyland. Two volumes published so far.
Meditation flashmobs in London organised by the Wake Up London Sangha.
Buddhist Insight Network. "BIN supports the insight meditation movement that is evolving in the west from Theravada Buddhism." As of autumn 2012, still a somewhat embryonic site, but one which promises to develop into a rich resource.
Karuna Institute. Training courses in core process psychotherapy.
Kagyu Samye Dzong London Bardo Group. Practical and spiritual help for Buddhists who are ill or near the end of their life.
Mindfulness bell for your computer. Can be set to chime hourly, quarter-hourly, or randomly, to recall you to mindfulness while using your computer.