ABOUT TON BOON DHARMA
Ton Boon Dharma is an organisation that offers donation based meditation classes, pay-as-you-go yoga, and also runs workshops, meditation retreats and conscious dance events called 'Dance Liberation'.
Temple now open on Thursday evenings. Social distancing and safety measures in place!
See our 'Meditation and groups' page for classes and bookings.
Our meditation groups are held at the Ton Boon Temple and Meditation Centre and on Zoom app, They are places where the local community can come together to practice and learn about the dharma (the teachings of the Buddha). We teach practical meditation techniques to overcome sufferings and stress and to discovering a new freedom and health in one's life!
We hold yin and restorative yoga, somatic flow yoga and Kundalini yoga classes for all round body and mind well-being. We run weekend 'Urban Retreats' at the Temple & 'Forest Retreats' in local woodlands.
The conscious dance events aim to facilitate healing and transformation through sound, movement, body and breath. They are held at Westbury Leigh Community Hall and other venues around the West Country.
Ton Boon Dharma works along side the 'The Ton Boon Buddhist Community Group'.
The community group is a 'not-for-profit' collective and consists of dharma teachers, facilitators and volunteers.
We aim to create peaceful and positive connections in the community, that are accessible to all.
The activities they we are:
'The Bradford on Avon Tibetan Sangha Group' led by Graham Lever.
'The Sangha Sisters Circle' led by Nicky Elliott & Julia Cole.
Our collective ethos is to teach and practice together out of love & compassion for all beings.
Through the practice of meditation and Dharma, we learn to bring a clarity and calm to our lives, reducing stress and clearing away negativity and old 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 and efforts are strengthened and people finally find that love and support 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
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 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)
Chris and the team.
Chris Nuttall - Dharma teacher, yoga and meditation instructor, conscious dance DJ & facilitator.
Saisunee & Alan Pettitt - Founders of The Ton Boon Buddhist Temple and meditation centre.
Graham Lever & Mike Holgate - Dharma teachers.
Nicky Elliott, Julia Cole and Camilla Forest - Dharma practitioners and facilitators for the 'Sangha Sisters' Group.
Chloe Kang - Dedicated facilitator.
Sue Davison - Web & tech support.
Venerable Ajahn Amaro - Spiritual guide to the Temple and Abbott of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
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: for all inquiries
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A welcome visit from Venerable Tan Aryo, Venerable Tan Chakavaro and their lay disciple while on their 'Tudong' (spiritual pilgrimage)