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The Octagon Parish

Christian (and Buddhist)


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Early in 2016, the Chichester Contemplative Prayer Group held a day on Christian and Buddhist meditation. 

Here are links to some of the websites they recommend:

Places to practise/learn meditation from the Buddhist perspective


Anyone is welcome to do retreats at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery,


The more local Chithurst Buddhist Monastery doesn't have such facilities. 

However there is a guided meditation offered on Sunday evenings 7:30pm, 

and if one has questions there is a monk available over tea on Sundays at 5pm.


But the greatest range of opportunities for Buddhist silent retreats 

with or without teaching is Gaia House in Devon


Chichester Buddhist Meditation Group [Kalyanamitta - spiritual friends] Thursdays 7:15PM. 

A peer-led group of experienced meditators sitting for 40 minutes, 

followed by a spiritual reading and discussion, and then tea and cake

Some contacts:

Steve 01243 697305

Tony and Kath 01243 672126

Caroline Ruijterman 01903 871469 

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