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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Angulimala

Twenty-eight years of making Buddhism available in British prisons.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR:  Venerable Ajahn Khemadhammo (Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht) OBE
PATRON:  Right Honourable, the Lord Avebury.
ANGULIMALA’S OBJECTS:
  • To make available facilities for the teaching and practice of Buddhism in Her Majesty’s Prisons and other places of lawful detention or custody.
Specifically:
  • To recruit and advise a team of Buddhist visiting chaplains to be available as soon as there is a call for their services;
  • To act in an advisory capacity, and to liaise with the Home Office chaplaincy officials, with individual chaplains within Her Majesty’ s Prisons, and with any other relevant bodies or officials;
  • To provide an aftercare and advisory service for prisoners after release.