Useful websites

Gaia House

Gaia House offers guidance in different meditative disciplines from the Buddhist traditions. Retreats are designed for both experienced meditators and beginners, of any faith or none, who seek to cultivate a path of wisdom and compassion. Retreats explore the essential themes of calm attentiveness, equanimity, insight, peace and freedom.


London Insight Meditation

London Insight Meditation offers a programme of one- and two-day retreats, workshops, teacher interviews, courses and other events in the Insight Meditation tradition. All events are led by an experienced teacher, normally associated with the long-established Gaia House retreat centre in Devon.

Twitter: @londoninsight

Milton Keynes Insight Meditation

Milton Keynes Insight Meditation offers a range of day-long and 1/2 day classes as well as drop-in classes and 5 week meditation courses in Milton Keynes based on the Insight Meditation tradition. All events are suitable for beginners or those with some experience of meditation.


Amaravati Buddhist Monastery is in Hertfordshire. The monastery in the Theravadan Thai Forest tradition inspired by the teachings of the late Ajahn Chah.

Access to Insight

Access to Insight is a website dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha.

Audio Dharma

This site is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, California since 2000. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha’s teachings. The purpose is to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom, the same purpose that the Buddha had for his teachings.

Dharma Seed

Dharma Seed is dedicated to preserving and sharing the spoken teachings of Theravada Buddhism in modern languages. Explore and take nourishment from these heartfelt teachings. Since the early 1980s, Dharma Seed has collected and distributed dharma talks by teachers transmitting the Vipassana or Insight practices of Theravada Buddhism, the oldest Buddhist tradition still actively pursued in the 21st century.

Moulin de Chaves retreat centre

This centre in rural SW France offers retreats led by Martin Aylward and other teachers of insight meditation and related practices.

Martine Batchelor

Martine Batchelor lived in Korea as a Zen nun under the guidance of Master Kusan for ten years. She is the author of Women on the Buddhist Path, Principles of Zen, Meditation for Life, The Path of Compassion and Women in Korean Zen. She is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council and founding teacher of Sharpham College.

Satipanya Buddhist Trust – Bhante Bodhidhamma

The Satipanya Buddhist Trust is grounded in the Buddhist tradition of Theravada as practised in South-East Asia. Satipanya is located in Powys, Wales, south of Shrewsbury and near the Shropshire border. We run retreats devoted to contemplative living and Vipassana Insight Meditation in the tradition of the Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is a centre of excellence within Oxford University that has been at the forefront of the research and development in the field of mindfulness. It offers training and mindfulness courses and promotes the benefits of mindfulness globally. This site also has a number of excellent resources on mindfulness.


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