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Meditation centres

Gaia House
A retreat centre in South Devon offering Insight Meditation and Zen retreats throughout the year.

Satipanya Buddhist Retreat
A retreat centre in Shropshire which runs retreats devoted to contemplative living and Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.

Bristol Buddhist Forum
A forum bringing together the various Buddhist communities in Bristol to share information and resources.

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Based in Hertfordshire, this a Buddhist monastery of the Theravadan Thai Forest Tradition offering a range of events and retreats.

Sharpham Trust
The Sharpham Trust in South Devon operates both the Sharpham Centre for Contemporary Buddhist Enquiry and the Barn Rural Retreat. It runs a broad range of projects providing a balance of practical activity with spiritual enquiry.

Moulin de Chaves Meditation Centre (formerly Tapovan)
Le Moulin in France hosts a selection of retreats, workshop and courses with resident teacher Martin Aylward and invited teachers in both the Buddhist tradition and in various contemporary approaches to awakening.

Dhamma Dipa
A retreat centre in Herefordshire which runs residential courses throughout the year based on the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka.

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
A meditation centre in the USA which hosts a full programme of ongoing classes and residential retreats in the Vipassana tradition.

Insight Meditation Society
The Insight Meditation Society in the USA has over 30 years’ experience of offering retreats in Insight and Loving Kindness meditation. On its website there are online dharma talks, a suggested reading list and a useful glossary of Buddhist terms.

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is an educational organization dedicated to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition.

Stephen and Martine Batchelor
Stephen and Martine Batchelor are experienced meditators and teachers and their website has information about their publications and details of their current teaching schedule.

Worldwide Insight
Teachings Online, Practise at Home
Worldwide Insight is a Dharma practice group that you can join from anywhere in the world. Each Sunday, renowned Insight Meditation teachers, including several from Gaia House, offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video.


An organisation dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism. A wide variety of dharma talks are available on their website.

Audio Dharma
An archive of Dharma talks given by Gil FronsdalAndrea Fella and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA

Access to Insight
A website providing information and resources about Theravada Buddhism including books and sutta translations.

SanghaSeva offer “Meditation in Action” retreats in India, Europe and Israel-Palestine. These retreats and events bring support to social, humanitarian and ecological projects, while also finding a deeper and more supportive way of living a full human life.