‘Breath Is Your Best Friend In Meditation’ – Online Afternoon With Jiva Masheder


  • 20th March 2021
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Jiva has been practicing since 1997, mainly in the Western Insight and Forest Sangha traditions, and teaches secular mindfulness and self-compassion as her day job. She has completed the Gaia House Community Dharma Leader training and also leads their Online Dharma Hall once or twice a month. (more…)

BTB Annual General Meeting (Online)

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  • 15th July 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BTB A.G.M. 28th June 2019 (Minutes)     Present: Judy, Ian, Jiva, Sheila, Corky, Isla, Anne, Matthew (Zen Group at IO), Ben (Jiva’s group), Steve (Forest Sangha), Tim (Jiva’s Group), Dolly. Apologies: Frances  Minutes of the 2018 AGM We discussed the minutes from last year. There were no matters arising. Chair – Annual Report We discussed (more…)

‘Active hope and The Work that Reconnects’ – Outside Workshop With Nicky Roland


  • 9th May 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nicky Roland is an experienced HCPC registered Art Therapist, a trained mindfulness teacher, and a Work That Reconnects facilitator with several years work experience in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. Nicky is training to be a Community Dharma Leader with Gaia House Insight Meditation Centre. Further Information (more…)

‘Rainbow Heart’ – LGBTQI+ Day Retreat With Sheila Roche

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  • 23rd May 2020
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The day will be led by Sheila Roche, who facilitates Bodhi Tree’s regular LGBTQI+ meditation Group. Sheila has been practicing meditation since the 1980’s and has trained as a Mindfulness teacher, leading Mindfulness courses for MindOut.   (more…)

‘Love and Rage’ – Book Reading Online Event With Lama Rod Owens

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  • 10th July 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and a teacher in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage (more…)

‘Love and Fear During Times of War’ – Online Evening Workshop with Lama Rod Owens

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  • 11th July 2020 - 12th July 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Lama Rod Owens is an author, activist, and a teacher in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Considered one of the leaders of the next generation of Dharma teachers, Lama Rod Owens has a blend of formal Buddhist training and life experience that gives him a unique ability to understand, relate and engage with (more…)

‘Right Intention’- Day Retreat With Ajahn Sundara (Online)

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  • 15th August 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  Ajahn Sundara  studied contemporary dance and worked as a dancer and dance teacher until her early thirties when she had the opportunity to meet Ajahn Sumedho in England and to attend one of his dhamma talks and then a retreat. She was one of the first four women ordained by Ajahn Sumedho in 1979 (more…)

‘The Mind Itself Is Buddha’ – An Online Afternoon of Zen Practice With Zen Monk Mathew Ryushin Cunningham

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  • 14th November 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

An introduction will be given to the practice of Soto Zen, one of the two major schools of Buddhism in Japan. This introduction will include a look at posture (body) and awareness (mind). Every element of Zen practice is an invitation to harmonise with each other and the world around us. Sitting, walking and eating (more…)

‘Cultivating the Fearless Heart’ – Online Event With Suvaco

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  • 5th December 2020
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This retreat is led by Suvaco. He practised as a Buddhist monk for 17 years. He continues his work as a psychotherapist, cranio sacral practitioner and meditation teacher. Currently he divides his time between teaching Dharma and seeing people one to one. He is part of the teaching staff at Gaia house, Devon. (more…)

‘A Day of Vipassana, Insight Meditation, in the Mahasi Tradition’- Day With Bhante Bodhidhamma

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  • 25th May 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma, one of the most influential vipassana insight meditation teachers of the last century, developed techniques to help us maintain moment to moment mindfulness from the instant we awake to the instant we fall asleep.  This leads not only to spiritual insights into our true, immortal  nature, but also, equally important, to the purification of the (more…)