The Buddhist House is the hub of Tariki activity and is host to courses, events and retreats as well as therapists of different orientations. We are a small resident community, and welcome visitors for short or long stays.
There is lots going on at The Buddhist House, and we hope that if you live locally, or want to visit from a distance, you will join us for some of these. Click here for details of staying at the house.
DAILY PRACTICE: Buddhist practice varies depending on who is staying in the house at the time and whether there are other events on, but most days there will be some chanting and/or meditation happening at some point. If you would like to join us please do phone us. There is generally morning practice at 8.00am and evening sitting on days when other event are not taking place.
STUDY CLASS: On monday evenings we have a discussion and study group at 7.00pm. We will look at a variety of topics related to Buddhism. Different people will lead the group on different occasions, and the format will vary - sometimes we will look at an issue or read a passage together as a basis for discussion. Other times we might study a Buddhist text in more detail or have an invited speaker.
MEDITATION CLASS: On Tuesday evenings we generally hold a meditation class at the Buddhist House. These classes run 7.30 to 8.30pm and are followed by tea. Each class is self contained, so people are welcome to come along and try one out. An interesting range of different techniques are taught and they are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. The class is taught by two experienced mediators and practising Buddhists. There is a suggested donation of £3 to £5, but we would not want anyone to not come due to cost. Since we sometimes have gaps in the schedule of classes, please check with us before attending. At some times there are classes on other evenings, and we also hold introduction to Buddhism classes. For latest information about classes see https://tarikitrust.ning.com.
INTRODUCTORY RETREATS: We run regular introductory retreats in the house which offer you an introduction to Buddhism and to Pureland Practice. Details of forthcoming retreats can be found in Tariki News (see the side bar of this site)
BUDDHIST THERAPIST FORUMS: Forums happen on a Saturday every couple of months. These are followed by a retreat day.
COUNSELLING SERVICE: A counselling service operates out of The Buddhist House. Details
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE BUDDHIST HOUSE