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Tenzin Peljor visit 14th July

July 5, 2013

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Our friend the Venerable Gelong Tenzin Peljor is making another visit to the group at Bosham House on Sunday July 14th.

All are welcome to attend, the teachings will run from 10.00 – 4.00 with lunch from 12.00 – 2.00.

German born Tenzin Peljor is a Buddhist monk has varied spiritual experience. In 2007, at the request of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Ven. Tenzin became resident monk at Rinpoche’s Berlin Centre. He has studied Buddhist philosophy in Italy and visits prison inmates on their request. Ven. Tenzin has a warm, empathetic approach and is fluent in English.

You are invited to make a donation at the door to help cover costs and to contribute towards our offering to Tenzin.                                                              

There will be a shared buffet lunch, please bring food to share!

If you have any questions please contact: or phone 07811 956016.

Ringu Tulku dates in Sussex and Hampshire

May 11, 2013


Rinpoche 2013 We can now confirm details of Ringu Tulku’s visit to Sussex and Hampshire in June this year:

Rinpoche will be visiting us at Bosham House on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th   and will be giving teachings on Buddhanature – the qualities of Buddhahood present in all beings.

Rinpoche will also be giving talks in Southampton on Monday 17th when he will speak on Generating Immeasurable Loving-Kindness and Compassion, and Tuesday 18th when the topic will be: Responding with Compassion to Invasion and Exile.

All donations given will go to Rigul Trust, Ringu Tulku’s charity which funds a school, hospital and monastery in Kham, northern Tibet.  All teachings are open to anyone interested in Buddhism and meditation, please see below for details:

Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th


10.30 to 12.30 and 2.30 to 4.30 both days. 

Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, Hampshire, PO18 8PJ

Admission by donation
You are invited to attend all or any of the teachings and to bring lunch to share suitable for a buffet if you wish


Monday  June 17th

Generating Immeasurable Loving-Kindness and Compassion

7.15 to 9.15 pm
Venue: The Friend’s Meeting House Southampton, 1A Ordnance Road, Southampton SO15 2AZ
Admission by donation 

Tuesday June 18th

The Tibetan Experience: Responding with Compassion to Invasion and Exile, a Buddhist Perspective

7.15pm to 9.15 pm
Venue: The Avenue St. Andrew’s URC
 (Junction of The Avenue & Alma Road,) Southampton SO17 1XQ
Admission by donation


Ringu Tulku dates in Sussex

March 17, 2013

_MG_4749 dr1   Good news for all Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s students, we have received the dates for his visit to UK this year and we are very pleased to say that we will be hosting him at Bosham House this year.

The dates for Sussex will be Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th June, timings and subject to be decided as yet.

Rinpoche will also be teaching in Scotland, Wales and the West Country, for details you can click here.



Tsering Paldron visit change of venue for 14th October

October 5, 2012


We have been fortunate to secure a visit from Tsering Paldron whilst she is briefly in the UK, she is a nun who is currently living in Portugal and is a long term student of Rinpoche.

She will be with us at our home base, Bosham House, Hamblin Hall on Sunday 14th October from 10.00 – 4.00 and will be sharing her thoughts and experience of Green Tara and the practise of Green Tara the Bodhisattva who frees beings from fear.

No need to book but it would be helpful if you can email to let us know you are coming so we have an idea of numbers.  We will be having a shared lunch, so you are invited to bring some vegetarian food to share.

This is a brief extract from Tsering’s website:

When I left Portugal in 1973 (heavens, I am so old!) The word self-esteem did not yet exist. Consequently, one would be more at peace with yourself and others less but nobody suffered from low self-esteem because nobody knew what it was.

This is the problem of words and concepts: from the moment that there are shape and transform reality – often complicating it.

After that I lived 22 years in a world where nobody told me about self-esteem. Rather Buddhist teachings … I heard during these two decades all spoke of how pampered less ego. Of how much more we are focusing more about us and how we suffer, to be happy, you may want to think more about others and less on themselves. So the first time I came across the word self-esteem reacted with surprise to an alien: what the hell would that be and how it could be a good thing to have yourself in high regard?

Tenzin Peljor visit

July 8, 2012

     Our friend the Venerable Gelong Tenzin Peljor is making a surprise visit to the group at Bosham House this Thursday July 12th.

    All are welcome to attend, doors open at 7.00pm and the meeting will start at 7.30

German born Tenzin Peljor is a Buddhist monk has varied spiritual experience. In 2007, at the request of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Ven. Tenzin became resident monk at Rinpoche’s Berlin Centre. He has studied Buddhist philosophy in Italy and visits prison inmates on their request. Ven. Tenzin has a warm, empathetic approach and is fluent in English.





Day Retreat with Chudrun

November 27, 2011

 Ani Chudrun has long been a friend and supporter of BBG and for may years she was an ordained Nun. Recently she has become a householder and handed back her Nuns vows.  Like most of us she is navigating a dharma path which includes running a business and making money.

 This day retreat/ workshop is about dealing with some of the ethical issues which arise for all of us.  ‘What is a fair price?’ How to live within an ethos of Right Livelihood and how to make an ethical living in a consumer based culture where the idea of money and self worth seem impossible to separate. Sometimes placating the ‘ethical’ demon and maybe undervaluing ourselves seems to be an easier option than asking the going rate.

The retreat will be held at Bosham House on Saturday December 10th from  10am to 4pm and I’m sure it will create some debate and reveal some practical experience and solutions based on our dharma and especially Vajrayana practice.  Even The Buddha and all his subsequent followers through the ages have to sustain themselves.

Suggested donation £10 to cover the hire of the hall and a donation to Chudrun, however we urge you to come along  and offer what you can, be it less or more!  You are invited to bring lunch to share.


Sister Kovida teachings online

May 28, 2011

 Sister Kovida’s recent teachings at The Hamblin Hall, Bosham House are now available to listen online or download to your computer or MP3 player.  Click Ajan Kovida or go to the Audio page to your right.

Ajahn Kovida gave several teachings at the Hamblin Hall on meditation and being present.  She talked with great clarity and insight on becoming aware of our habitual prosesses and refining our attention.  Sister Kovida also talked about many issues including  the transition between activities, be they sitting quietly, conversing with another, standing and walking, all the activities we encounter in daily life.

How do I react, when do I react and just letting it be; let come, let be, what happens next?  It’s your discovery!

There are many audio teachings available on this page including Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teachings to BBG Bosham, Chenrezig puja and the prayers we  recite at each meeting.

Ajahn Kovida visits Bosham House

May 7, 2011


Public talk – Awareness and Insight on Saturday May 21st May 2-4pm Hamblin Hall event: (01243 572109)

 Meditation day – Sunday 22nd May

10 am – 12 pm,  2 pm – 4 pm Bodhicharya Buddhist Group event:  (Pema, 07824 533093)

Sister Kovida is a Theravaden Buddhist nun from the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah and has trained both at Amaravati in Hertfordshire and Cittaviveka in West Sussex.

 ‘My practice is following the Buddha’s teaching of the Four Noble Truths. From this I offer guidance in developing awareness and insight into how we suffer and the way out of suffering. 

I emphasise Right Attitude in how to undertake this contemplative practice. That is the kind of effort and compassion that supports us in observing our minds. Through this we can see how conditioned habits of thinking and emotion affect our lives. Rather than trying to override these habitual tendencies I offer guidance in firstly becoming more aware of them and then seeing the underlying perceptions, attitudes and beliefs that hold them in place. All of this begins to loosen the hold of these patterns and our identification with them.’

 The day will have guided meditations and reflections on becoming more present with what is arising in this present moment and will be held at: 

 Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road, Bosham, Nr Chichester, PO18 8PJ, UK

 Please bring a lunch to share or something for yourself.

 Venue details and directions:

This General Area Map shows the local towns and roads within about ten miles of Bosham House. (The arrow points to Bosham House)

For roads within the immediate vicinity of Bosham House view the Local Area Map (the open red circle marks Bosham House).

The Heart Sutra

March 7, 2011

 This Thursday 10th March we start a new text for the study group – The Prajnaparamita, or the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge.

This ancient text is one of the fundamental sutras of Tibetan Buddhism.  In this relatively short text the Buddha explains through the Noble Alakokiteshwara (Chenrezig the Bodhisattva of compassion) the profound teachings on emptiness.  This teaching is sometimes misunderstood as teaching that nothing exists; in fact the Buddha says that nothing inherently exists from its own side, all phenomena are transient and impermanent.

Click here for the Heart Sutra text

Meeting starts 7.30 on Thursday 10th March.

Ringu Tulku dates

February 12, 2011

 Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be visiting many centres and groups this year, see the sidebar for all dates and links.  See below for South England dates.

Rinpoche will be giving his commentary on the teachings of the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa during his UK visit.  With Rinpoche’s unique style of presenting practical solutions to everyday problems these  traditional teachings will come to life for all of us, long time practitioners and newbies. 

26th April Oxford

The White Tara Group

Mary Heneghan

27th and 28th April London

Dharma Convivium

Linda Maher and Bernie Hartley.

Saturday 30th April Southampton –

Friends Meeting House 10.00 – 4.00

Rigul Trust

Margaret Richardson


Sunday 1st May Bosham  2.00 – 4.00

Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Bosham 10.00 – 4.00

Bodhicharya Buddhist Group

Ian Stuart

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