Books, online learning, retreat centres & other groups
There is a wealth of internet resources for engaging in study and practice. The following selection may be of interest:
Introduction to Insight Meditation a six week course by Jake Dartington
World Wide Insight a weekly online Dharma practice group. Each Sunday, renowned Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video.
Dharmaseed is an online collection of talks from Insight Meditation centres worldwide. It’s possible to search by talks/teachers/retreats.
Awakening Joy a five month experiential course from James Baraz to develop your natural capacity for well-being.
Triycle online courses offer online meditation courses.
As does the Barre Centre for Buddhist Studies
Retreat Centres, Groups etc
Buddhist Meditation Centres – UK
Bristol Insight Meditation run day-long retreats and a weekly meditation group.
London Insight Meditation offers day retreats, workshops, courses and more.
Oxford Insight Meditation run day-long retreats.
Freely Given Retreats offer weeklong and daylong retreats for no charge, instead inviting you to donate what you can
The Sharpham Trust in Devon, provides opportunities for meditation, yoga, and shorter retreats.
The Satipanya Buddhist Trust run retreats in Powys, Wales, in the Mahasi tradition of Theravadan Buddhism.
Amaravati Buddhist monastery in Hertfordshire follows the Thai Forest tradition of Buddhism.
Chithurst monastery in West Sussex – a branch monastery of Amaravati.
Buddhist Meditation Centres – Europe
Moulin de Chaves Meditation Centre in South-West France.
Solitary Meditation Retreats in Portugal.
Beatenberg Meditation Centre in Switzerland.
Nirodha organises a meditation group and insight meditation retreats in Helsinki, Finland.
Buddhist Meditation Centres/Networks – USA and Australia
Spirit Rock in California, USA.
Buddhist Organisations & Networks
Bodhi College – an educational centre for meditative learning, providing in-depth courses in the study and practice of Early Buddhism
Sanghaseva offers opportunities for socially-engaged Buddhism.
You can find out about the work of Buddhist prison chaplains through the organisation Angulimala.
The Karuna Institute, on Dartmoor runs courses in Core Process Psychotherapy – informed by Buddhist teachings – and also runs occasional retreats.
Find out about Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Exeter University: Postgraduate training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches.
Buddhanet provides a world-wide directory of Buddhist organisations.
The very exciting, UK based, Mindfulness in Schools Project.