Please note some restriction are still in place at Oxford Buddha Vihara due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Activities

OBV offers a variety of daily, weekly and monthly activities such as chanting, retreats, celebrations, and outreach.

Daily Chanting & Meditation

Buddhism was originally an oral tradition passed down through chanting and we chant in Pali, the oldest language of the written teachings. We chant before we meditate in the morning at 7:30am and in the evening at 7:00pm.

This helps to remind us of what we value and strengthens our motivation. Sharing in this activity is a powerful means to soothe and focus the mind.

You are very welcome to join in the chanting but please do not feel that you have to.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic these are being held live on zoom and facebook, please see details below:

Zoom: 

https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 956 6316 6733

Facebook: Oxford Buddha Vihara Obv

Morning chant PDF

Evening chant PDF

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Our Retreats

Meditation Days

Held at the vihara in Oxford on the last Saturday of the month from 8.30am – 4.00pm.

All are welcome and no booking is required.

Please check current restrictions before attending.

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Meditation weekends

Usually held at our centre in Park Farm (Forest of Dean) on the second weekend of every month.

Please check our Events page to see what retreats are currently on offer.

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Longer retreats

Held at Park Farm (Forest of Dean). These may be held in different languages.

Please check our Events page for current and upcoming retreats.

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Outreach

  • OBV hosts visits from schools, scouts, trainee RE students
  • OBV makes hospital visits
  • OBV teaches meditation at several Oxford colleges
  • Every year OBV participates in Oxford’s multifaith walk
  • OBV supports Angulimala Buddhist prison chaplaincy project to make the teaching and practice of Buddhism available in prisons
  • OBV is involved with local Thai, Burmese and Sri Lankan communities’ weddings, funerals…
  • OBV regularly accommodates monks visiting Oxford for study or conferences
  • OBV receive visits from Malaysian mullahs connected to Oxford University Islamic chaplaincy
  • OBV has visited the House of Lords in regards to multifaith fasting

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