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					Buddhist Society

Address: 58 Eccleston Square London London SW1V 1PH
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 020 7834 5858
E-mail: info@thebuddhistsociety.org
Website: http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/
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Notes and Events:

Founded in 1924 by Christmas Humphreys, is one of the oldest Buddhist societies in Europe.

The Object of the Society is to publish and make known the principles of Buddhism and to
encourage the study and practice of those principles.

The Buddhist Society is open to members and non-members from 2pm to 6pm Monday to
Friday with classes in the evening and from 2pm to 5pm on Saturdays.

The Society holds lectures, classes and activities in the teachings of the Theravada,
Mahayana, Zen, Pure Land and Tibetan Schools. Some are open to the public, including the
‘Introducing Buddhism’ class, which offers the newcomer an introduction to the whole field
of Buddhism. There are also classes and lectures for members only; these include ‘The
Fundamentals of Buddhism’; an Intermediate course and ‘Themes of the Great Way’, a
course on Indian Mahayana. The annual one-week residential Summer School is available to
members and non-members.



Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

Address: Great Gaddesden Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 3BZ Eccleston Square,
London SW1 (Victoria) Hertfordshire
Tradition: Theravada Forest Sangha •
Fax: (01442) 843721
Website: http://www.amaravati.org
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Sumedho (Abbot)




Amrita Dzong

Address: Unit 21F Perseverance Works 38 Kingsland Road, London. London
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma-Kagyu
Affiliation: Marpa House, Ashdon, Essex
Phone: 020 8806 5912 (Ross McCleary)
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Spiritual Director: Founder: Lama Chime Rinpoche
Battersea Park Peace Pagoda

http://www.batterseapark.org/history/peace-pagoda/
http://www.redbridgerenet.co.uk/peacepagoda/




Buddha Vihara

Address: 84 Dacre Road, Plaistow, East London E13 0PR London
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Ambedkar International Mission
E-mail: buddhaviha@aol.com
Website: http://www.buddhavihara.org.uk/
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Buddhapadipa Temple

Address: 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon Parkside, London (English) (Thai) London
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Phone: 0208 8946 1357
E-mail: mark@buddhapadipa.org
Website: http://www.buddhapadipa.org
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Buddhist Center London

Address: 27 Johns Mews, London WC1N 2NS London
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu, Diamond Way
Phone: (20) 79162282
E-mail: London@diamondway-center.org
Website: http://www.dwbuk.org
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Spiritual Director: the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje



Buddhist Centre Croydon

Address: 98 High Street, Croydon CR0 1ND London
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna Buddhist Order
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: 0845 459 4015
E-mail: info@buddhistcentrecroydon.org
Website: http://www.buddhistcentrecroydon.org/
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President: Maitreyabandhu
Founder: Sangharakshita
Notes and Events:

Croydon Buddhist Centre is at the heart of a friendly community of Buddhists living
throughout south London and surrounding areas, and welcomes newcomers to try out its
many activities. It is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a movement dedicated to
making the traditional teachings of Buddhism accessible to people living in the modern
world.
Join us in one of our meditation classes which are aimed at all levels of experience. The
classes on Wednesday and Saturday are enhanced with periods of teaching on bringing
aspects of meditation and Buddhist practice into your daily life.
The centre also runs day events and courses on Buddhist study and practice as well as hosting
festival days for all to attend.

The centres activities are complimented by Yoga and Tai Chi classes as well as holistic
therapies and a Vegetarian and Vegan health food shop.




Diamond Way Buddhist Group Brighton

Address: 25 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN Brighton East Sussex BN1 4JN
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 01273202871 and 07736061108
E-mail: brighton@dwbuk.org
Website: http://www.dwbuk.org/centres/brighton/
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Teacher: Lama Ole Nydahl
Spiritual Director: H.H. 17th Karmapa Trinley Dorje
Main Contact: Ingrid Gegner
Notes and Events:

The group represents more than 600 lay Diamond Way Buddhist Centers of the Karma
Kagyu Lineage under the patronage of H.H 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and directed
by Lama Ole Nydahl. Our Centers are friendly places where people get an easy access to
Buddha’s timeless wisdom, meditate together, share experience and actively participate in the
Center activities. We offer meditations, meditation courses, retreat places, study courses and
lectures by more than 300 international Lay Buddhist Teachers.

The Brighton group has been established in 2003. We are currently meeting in a small lock-
up shop off Baker Street in the London Road area. There is always a short introduction,
followed by a guided meditation. Newcomers are always welcome, and there is lots of time to
ask questions over a cup of tea after the meditation. We also have a small library and shop
with Buddhist books and meditation texts.




Dari Rulai Fa Yin Temple

Address: High Garrett Mill Lane Little Baddow Chelmsford Essex CM3 4SB
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Living Buddha Dechan Jueren
Phone: 01245 227982
E-mail: info@wisdom.com
Website: http://www.wisdom36.com
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Main Contact: Jules Gibson-Cranch- Vice Abbot Email (Phone: 01245 227982)
Spiritual Director: Dan Kendall
Teacher: Paul King - Abbot
Notes and Events:

Meditations taught from the linage of Hanmi Esoteric Buddhism. Using the three mysteries of
Mudra, Mantra and Visualisation.

      Medicine Buddha Healing Dharma
      Akashagarbha Dharma
      Four Foundations
      Healing
      Chanting and Mantra
      Retreats
      For Beginers through to Experienced.



I.B.P.S. London

Address: 84 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TD , fgseuuk5f@fgs.org.tw London
Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism
Website: http://www.londonfgs.org.uk/Web_2009/EN/about_ibps.htm

E-mail: ibpslondon@hotmail.com
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun



Jamyang Buddhist Centre

Address: The Old Courthouse 43 Renfrew Road, London SE1 1 4NA London
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)
E-mail: admin@jamyang.co.uk
Website: http://www.jamyang.co.uk
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Kagyu Samye Dzong London

Address: 33 Manor Place, LONDON London SE17 3BD
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Phone: 020 7708 8969
E-mail: london@samye.org
Website: http://www.samye.org/london
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Spiritual Director: Lama Zangmo




Kagyu Samye Dzong London

Address: 15 Spa Road London London SE16 3SA
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu Lineage
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 1650
E-mail: ksdlondon@samye.org
Website: http://www.london.samye.org
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Spiritual Director: Lama Zangmo
Notes and Events:

Our centre in Spa Road opened in 2010 and we offer teachings and courses on meditation and
Tibetan Buddhism. Visitors are encouraged to join in the regular meditation practices, there is
a Tibetan tearoom and yoga, martial arts and alternative medicine consultations are also being
offered. Please see our website for more information.




London Buddhist Centre (FWBO)

Address: 51 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 OHU Headquarters of Friends of the
Western Buddhist Order London
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 0845 458 4716
E-mail: info@lbc.org.uk
Website: http://www.lbc.org.uk/
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Founder: Sangharakshita
London Buddhist Vihara

Address: London Buddhist Vihara Dharmapala Building The Avenue Chiswick London W4
1UD LONDON London W4 1UD
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Anagarika Dharmapala Trust, Sri Lanka
Phone: +44 (0)20 8995 9493
Fax: +44 (0)20 8994 8130
E-mail: london.vihara@virgin.net
Website: http://www.londonbuddhistvihara.org/contactus.htm
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Main Contact: Ven T Bandula
Spiritual Director: Ven B Seelawimala



London Burmese Buddhist Vihara

Address: 1 Old Church Lane, London NW9 8TG London
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese
Affiliation: Britain Burma Buddhist Trust
Phone: 0208 200 6898
Website: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism//london.htm
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London Shambhala Centre

Address: 27 Belmont Close, London SW4 6AY London
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Website: http://www.shambhala.org.uk
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Lumbini Vihara [East London Buddhist Cultural Centre]

Address: 33 Maybury Road Plaistow London E13 8RZ
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 020 7476 0681
E-mail: info@elbcc.org.uk
Website: http://www.elbcc.org.uk/
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Makure Mangala
Notes and Events:

Founded in 1999, and established in its current location in 2002, with approx 4/5 resident
Bhikkhus, catering primarily for the Theravada Buddhist Community, and though the
majority of devotees are of Sri Lankan descent our doors are open to anyone curious to find
out more about Buddhism, Buddhist practice and meditation.




North London Buddhist Centre

Address: 72 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JG UK London
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Ecumenical
Affiliation: FWBO
Phone: 020 7700 1177
E-mail: info@northlondonbuddhistcentre.com
Website: http://www.northlondonbuddhistcentre.com
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Contact: Arthacarya (Centre Manager)
Spiritual Director: Manjudeva
Founder: Sangharakshita



Quan Am Ni Tu Temple

Address: 8 Fenn Street, Hackney, London E9 6JN London
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese
Phone: 0181 9851122
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Contact: Bhikshuni Thich Nu Tinh Lien



Rigpa UK

Address: 330 Caledonian Road, London N1 1BB London
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Nyingma
E-mail: enquiries@rigpauk.org
Website: http://www.rigpauk.org
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Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche




Sakya Buddhist Centre London Sakya Dechen Ling
Address: 31A St Lukes Road, Notting Hill, London London W11 1DB
Tradition: Vajrayana, Sakya Tibetan
Affiliation: Dechen Community founded by Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa
Thaye
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7706 2425
E-mail: london@dechen.org
Website: http://www.dechen.org/london
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Spiritual Director: Lama Jampa Thaye




Sasana Ramsi Vihara

Address: 83 Booth Road Colindale London NW9 5JU United Kingdom London
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese
Phone: +44 (0)208 205 0221
Fax: +44 (0)208 205 0221
E-mail: uuttara@talk21.com
Website: http://www.burmesemonastery.org.uk/contact.html
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Teacher: Ven U Uttara



Satipañña City Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: 156 Morton Way, Southgate, London N14 7A London
Tradition: Theravada, Burmese Vipassana (Mahasi Sayadaw)
Phone: 20 8886 0076
E-mail: info@satipanya.org.uk
Website: http://www.satipanya.org.uk
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Founder/Director: Bhikkhu Bodhidhamma



SGI UK Acton Centre

Address: The Maples 18 High Street, Acton London W3 6LJ London
Tradition: Mahayana, Soka Gakkai, Nichiren Buddhism
Website: http://www.sgi-uk.org/
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Sukhavati - Amida London

Address: 21 Sussex Way, Finsbury Park, London N7 6RT London
Tradition: Mahayana, Pureland
Affiliation: Amida Trust
Phone: 0207 2632183
E-mail: modgala@amidatrust.com
Website: http://www.amidalondon.org.uk/contact_us.htm
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Teachers: Sr. Prasada and Sr. Modgala
Spiritual Director: Rev. Dr. Dharmavidya David Brazier
Main Contact: Tony Danford Email (Phone: 02086760072)




Three Wheels Shin Buddhist Centre

Address: 55 Carberry Avenue, Acton W3 9AB London London
Tradition: Mahayana, Jodo Shinshu (Shin) tradition of Pure Land Buddhism
Affiliation: Shogyoji Temple, Fukuoka Pref. Japan
Phone: 020-8248-2542
E-mail: threewheels@threewheels.org.uk
Website: http://www.threewheels.org.uk/
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Teacher: Rev. Prof. Kemmyo Taira Sato
Spiritual Director: Rev. Chimyo Takehara
Contact: Rev. Prof. Kemmyo Taira Sato




Tottenham Vietnamese Temple

Address: 11 Ermine Road, Tottenham, London N15 London
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese
Phone: 0181 809-1566
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Contact: Bhikshuni Thich Nu Tri Phuong




West London Buddhist Centre

Address: 94 Westbourne Park Villas, London W2 5EB London
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
Phone: 0845 4585461
E-mail: info@wlbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.westlondonbuddhistcentre.com/
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Founder: Sangharakshita



Zen Practice Centre

Address: 22 Nettlewood Road, London SW16 5DX London
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto/Rinzai Zen
Affiliation: White Plum Lineage
E-mail: arkle@globalnet.co.uk
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Contact: John Arkle (Rev. Genryu)
Teacher: Genpo Merzel




Wat Phra Dhammakaya London

Address: 2 Brushfield Way Knaphill Woking Surrey GU21 2TG
Tradition: Theravada, Thai - everyone is welcome!
Affiliation: Dhammakaya
Phone: .+(44)1483-489633 +(44)1483-475757
Fax: +44 1483 476161
E-mail: info@watlondon.org
Website: http://www.dhammakaya.org.uk
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Main Contact: Phra Sarttra Thirapanyo (Phone: +44 1483 475757)
Teacher: Phra Nicholas Thanissaro
Spiritual Director: Phrakrusangkarak Padet Jirakulo (Phone: +44 1483 475757)

				
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