ABOUT TON BOON DHARMA
Ton Boon Dharma is an organisation that offers meditation activities, yin and restorative yoga workshops and meditation retreats.
Ton Boon Dharma works along side the 'non-profit' 'Ton Boon Buddhist Community Group'.
This group is a collective of dharma teachers, facilitators and volunteers.
Community/Sangha activities include Wednesday evening Meditation group, 'Sangha Sisters Sharing Circle', and the 'Dhamma Brothers' men's group.
All activities used to operate from The Ton Boon Temple in Bradford on Avon, which was a functioning Buddhist Temple. Currently only the Meditation group and retreat days are being held here.
The Temples heritage, and our learning, is in the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah.
Our collective ethos is to practice together and share the dharma out of love & compassion for all beings. We aim to create peaceful and positive connections in the community that are accessible to all, so all classes are donation based.
Through meditation and good conduct we learn to bring a clarity and calm to our lives, reducing stress and clearing away negativity and unhelpful habits. This creates the space for a more contented and happier state of mind to develop, bringing a genuine well-being and freedom to our lives. Through community, our shared values are strengthened and people finally find that love, support and joy they have often yearned for!
People of all backgrounds come together to explore the meditative life and develop wholesome and healthy friendships.
Some of our sangha, young and old, gather to practice meditation and hear teachings from Luang Por Kampong and Ajahn Pakorn back at the Temple.
Sharing food and a day of Dana (generosity and giving) to celebrate Kathina (offering of new robes to the monks). An ancient tradition dating back to the time of the Buddha.
We welcome people of all faiths and beliefs and non, to come and see for themselves the great benefits that a full range of meditation activities can offer.
Be well, be peaceful!
With Metta (in loving kindness and friendly warmth)
Chris and the team.
Saisunee & Alan Pettitt - Founders of The Ton Boon Buddhist Temple and meditation centre.
Chris Nuttall - Dharma teacher, yoga and meditation instructor, conscious dance DJ & facilitator.
Nicky Elliott & Julia Cole - Dharma practitioners and facilitators for the 'Sangha Sisters' Group.
Mike Holgate - Dharma teacher.
Sue Davison - Web & tech support.
Venerable Ajahn Amaro, Abbott of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery - Spiritual guide to our Sangha.
Ton Boon Dharma & The Ton Boon Buddhist Community Group.
The Ton Boon Meditation Centre, 24 Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1BY.
Email Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries
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A welcome visit from Venerable Tan Ariyo, Venerable Tan Chakavaro and their lay disciple while on their 'Tudong' (spiritual pilgrimage)