Events 2017

Easter Sunday shrine“I was feeling pretty lost, but the temple gave me a sense of community and something to look forward to. It opened my heart and gave me the tools I needed to develop a more positive outlook and start becoming the person I wanted to be.” Dilys

This page lists our events and retreats, which are all in addition to our regular weekly schedule.

November (please note changes to our weekend weekly schedule at the beginning of December)

Sun 12th 11.30am – 1pm Mandala Buds: Buddhist Sunday School. Led by Dayamay and Kusuma.

Sat 18th 9.30am – 12.30pm Continuous Nembutsu Practice followed by a bring & share lunch – read more here. FB invite here.

Wed 22nd 7.30 – 8.30pm Buddhist service for First Timers. Particularly suitable for those who haven’t been before.

Sun 26th 11.30am – 1.00pm Pureland Sangeet Choir. Run by Andrew Cheffings. More information here.

December (please note changes to our weekend weekly schedule at the beginning of December)

Sat 2nd 9.00am – 10.00am Family Buddhist Service. Our monthly service especially for families – families with younger children should come along for 10.20am. More information here.

Sat 2nd 10.30am – 1.00pm Volunteer Morning. Drop in for an hour or come for the whole morning and help us get ready for the Bodhi retreat – more information here.

Thurs 7th – Sun 10th Bodhi Gathering. Our big gathering of the year, open both to international sangha members and those new to Pureland Buddhism. A mixture of retreat days, continuous nembutsu chanting and a chance to get to know each other. More information here & FB invite here. If you’d like to register, email

Sun 31st 8pm – very late New Year’s Eve service. As has become traditional we’ll be greeting the new year with drinks & nibbles from 8pm and a service from 11pm to midnight, finishing with 108 bells. All welcome.


Sat 10th March – Therapy as Play – a workshop by Allison Priestman. 10.30am – 5pm. An all-day experiential workshop for therapists or those working with others in a therapeutic role. £70 earlybird, £85 otherwise, including lunch – email for more details.


Keep up to date with events by joining our mailing list (tick ‘local events’ if you’re local) and like our Facebook page.
For more information about any of these events email, or phone 01684 572 444.

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