Welcome to the Buddhist Council of Wales site. Here you will find details of events, information and news relating to the organisations which are members of the Council and also to other Buddhist organisations – a resource for all Buddhists in Wales.

Monday 31 March 2014

Cardiff Buddhist Centre

Cardiff Buddhist Centre holds regular classes for people new to Buddhism and meditation.

Forthcoming events are:

Drop-in classes every Wednesday, 7.30pm until 9.15pm and every Thursday 12.30pm until 1.30pm. No charge, donation welcome.

Introductory courses to Buddhism and meditation
6 week courses held on a cyclical basis.
Evenings - starting Tuesday April 8th
Daytime - starting Wednesday April 9th.

For information about these and all other activities at the Buddhist centre please e-mail

Sunday 30 March 2014

The Samatha Trust - Buddhist Meditation in the Samatha Tradition

Samatha Meditation. A practice of Mindfulness of Breathing. Encourages calming and stilling of the mind towards greater well-being and understanding.

Greenstreete - The National Samatha Centre

Residential courses are offered at our national centre near Knighton in Mid Wales. Originally a Welsh hill farm, it was bought by the Samatha Trust in 1987. The house has been extensively renovated; a Meditation Hall has been constructed on the site of an old barn and a number of meditation huts built for those who would benefit from more solitude.

Gardens, woodland and a wetland area have been created. The farmhouse and Meditation Hall are surrounded by 88 acres of hills, woods and streams, providing varied and peaceful settings for meditation.

Weekend Courses In Meditation

The weekend courses include group meetings and practices, individual practice time for both sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and one-to-one consultations with the teachers. There is also usually some time to go for walks: the land around the Centre gives a rich and peaceful environment which can help to nourish the practice.

The weekend courses include group meetings and practices, individual practice time for both sitting and walking meditation, discussion, and one-to-one consultations with the teachers. There is also usually some time to go for walks: the land around the Centre gives a rich and peaceful environment which can help to nourish the practice.

Introductory Courses in 2014
13th to 15th June
10th to 12th October

Intermediate Courses in 2014
9th to 11th May

14th to 16th November

Weekend or longer courses for newcomers to Samatha meditation are held regularly at the Samatha Centre in Mid-Wales. For people with little or no previous experience of meditation these courses provide a structured introduction. They also provide an opportunity for people who have done other forms of meditation to explore this particular breathing mindfulness technique, with opportunities for discussion and individual guidance.

To book to attend any of these courses, click here

Buddhist Meditation Classes In Llangunllo

A Class for newcomers to Samatha takes place regularly on Sunday afternoons approximately every 3 weeks at the Samatha Centre Llangunllo near Knighton. All are welcome - classes by donation.

Classes will include instruction in Samatha Meditation, Group practice, Dhamma discussion and Refreshments.

For more information please contact Martina by email or on 01239 820352.

Buddhist Meditation Classes In Llanfyllin

The Llanfyllin (Powys, Wales) Samatha meditation class meets in the Youth and Community Centre next to the Library.

For further information please call Sue Steele on 01678 530446

Buddhist Meditation Classes In Pembrokeshire

Weekly classes are held in Newport, Pembrokeshire.

For queries and details of times and venue contact Miranda on 01437 532564 or by email

For further information on the Samatha Trust please visit - http://www.samatha.org/

Monday 24 March 2014

Rissho Kosei-kai online study group

Join members and friends of Rissho Kosei-kai in an online study group "Dharma Time" on the last Wednesday of each month, 19:30 - 21:00.
For further information please see the schedule for the first half of the year or email Rev. Mizumo

March 2014 Meeting

Representatives of different Buddhist traditions in Wales such as Aro Ling (Aro gTér Lineage), Rissho Kosei-kai, Soka Gakkai International and Triratna Buddhist Community gathered for the Buddhist Council of Wales spring meeting.
The meeting was hosted at the Triratna Buddhist Community's Cardiff Buddhist Centre.

Tibetan monk rescues German teenager from the streets of Cardiff

A wonderful story from Wales Online

Saturday 22 March 2014

Palpung Changchub Dargyeling

  Palpung Changchub Dargyeling

Palpung Changchub Dargyeling is a Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Centre under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche.
It is located in Brynmawr,Wales, in the midst of the beautiful landscapes of the Welsh Valleys. The Centre has a resident teacher,  Venerable Choje Lama Rabsang, whose guidance and teachings are available for Buddhist students as well as anyone interested in exploring Buddhism.

The Centre´s focus is to preserve the unbroken pure lineage of Buddha Dharma and to serve humanity and every sentient being, bringing harmony and peace in this world. Towards that aim the Centre holds regular courses, retreats and events as well as group practices on auspicious days and hosts visits of great Buddhist Masters. There are  Meditation Classes introducing one to Calm Abiding meditation, every Tuesday and Sunday as well as long term courses on Mindfulness Meditation.

The Centre has a cosy lounge and library, just call ahead to ensure someone is in. Everyone is very welcome!

   Mondays                          closed
Tuesday – Friday           12 – 18
Saturday – Sunday        11 – 17
+ during the courses and classes.

Forthcoming event:


Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th
June (10am - 4pm)

Creation and Completion – Essential Points of Tantric Meditation
& Minling Dorsem Empowerment

Palpung Changchub Dargyeling
96 King Street, Brynmawr,  Blaenau Gwent
NP23 4SY, Wales, UK

Tel: 01495 313395  (Tues-Fri 13:00-17:00)   (Sat-Sun  12:00-14:00)
email:  palpungukoffice@gmail.com

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Aro Ling Cardiff Meditation Group

 Aro Ling
Buddhist Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff 

Tuesday evenings 19:00 – 20:30 

Meditation Group
£5 donation requested to cover venue costs
Aro Ling Cardiff is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
and (when possible) Saturday mornings.

Please call in to: 
  • enjoy a quiet space
  • meditate
  • browse the library
  • book for therapy
  • have a chat and a cuppa
 Therapy offered: Tibetan Energy Balancing / Reflexology / Relaxation & self-healing
Please contact us for more details

  aro.ling.cardiff@gmail.com  07092 010756
meetup.com/aro-ling-cardiff   aro-ling.org
rear of 35 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1DB