The Beaufoy Institute Openning


What happened this year: 2016

This year is already a very important one for our project. The external contractors finished a large amount of very technical (and expensive) work that we would not have been able to do ourselves. We have a very clear idea…

Making wishes by a Buddhist monument known as a stupa is especially powerful

Make a wish!

When you're renovating a building, there are a lot of material concerns. You have to think all the time about deadlines, administration, and above all money. Sometimes you also have to talk loudly about money.. But when that building is…

Caracas Now!

The third project that we're fundraising for here at the Europe Centre Summer Course, as well as our own and the Israeli Retreat centre, is the Caracas Buddhist Centre. While the outer conditions in Venezuela are truly unlivable, and her…

Extreme public speaking

If speaking in public is consistently ranked as most people's greatest fear, then spare a thought for the representatives of our three projects fundraising at the Europe Centre Summer Course this year. They took spontaneous questions on stage tonight in…

This wall in the dining tent is decorated with a world map in recognition of our internationality

Britain (still) loves Europe

Technicalities of treaties and trade agreements notwithstanding, the atmosphere of cooperation and friendship between countries hasn't changed at the Europe Centre Summer Course. Members of Diamond Way centres travel relatively often to meditation courses in different countries, and stay for…

London Buddha Statue

The Buddha comes to the Beaufoy: 2015

As a welcome break from constant building work, in 2015 we had a statue-filling event where we collectively filled our 2-metre tall golden Buddha statue with relics, beautiful and fragrant substances, and rolls of hand-dyed mantras.

Wherever you go, there you are

Seems that we brought our typical weather with us to the Europe Centte Summer Course from England - it has been raining steadily for two days, turning pathways into mud, roads into running streams, and generally soaking all those brave…

Opening the Buddhist centre: 2014

After more than a year of rough, cold, hard work, we finally prepared the building to the point where we could open as a Buddhist Centre in 2014. As context to our journey to the fundraising campaign of the present…

Meet & Eat

One of the pillars of life in a Buddhist centre is eating together. On a full stomach, one relaxes, and becomes a bit more open to others. The Europe Centre uses this effect in an informal daily event called Meet…

The Israeli Retreat Center

Fundraising for one, for all

There are three projects fundraising at the Europe Centre summer course - ours, the Caracas Buddhist Centre, and the Israeli Retreat Centre. The Israeli Diamond Way Buddhists have an ambitious plan to build a large meditation hall for one hundred…

COVID-19 and UK Diamond Way Buddhist Centres: update

14 MARCH 2020

We are continuing to monitor closely the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, we are monitoring UK government and NHS guidance (see the links below), as well as the advice of our teachers. The following decisions take effect immediately and remain in place until further notice.

In all our Centres and Groups, all courses are cancelled.
In all our Centres and Groups, all regular public programmes are cancelled (including regular public meditations and introductory lectures).

Please also consult and follow the below government and NHS guidance: