“Brave View” refers to courageous compassion and wisdom that inspires us to cherish and provide for the well being of all creatures. Brave View website supports Braeview Hermitage: two cottages in the remote Shetland Islands of Scotland. Established by Geoff Jukes as a home base for Paula Chichester and as a retreat space for aspiring bodhisattvas to practice, rest, reflect, heal, study and reconnect with their inner truth, purpose and power. Friends come for a few weeks or a few months. Every visitor joyfully remarks how the accommodation and surrounding nature is just perfect, including Paula’s presence of a lifetime of immersion in Buddhadharma. The website also keeps up to date with Paula’s teaching schedule, recordings, her dharma songs, and advice from her teachers and other inspiring yogis– all in the interest to motivate and support sincere seekers of enlightenment and planetary sanity.

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Please also take a look at the link to the Meridian Trust, a wonderful archive of thousands of hours of video of some of Tibet’s greatest masters, as well as contemporary teachers. https://meridian-trust.org/

Paula’s Teaching Schedule

Please visit the individual centre website links below for further information about each event. Thank you.
Nearly all gatherings will be available on zoom.

White Tara- Bi-monthly meditations hosted online by Christine Toscano: 1st Tuesday of the month. Please contact Christine via email to join. Email christinetoscano@gmail.com

White Tara – Bi-monthly meditations hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK:  3rd Wednesday of the month. Please see the  Land of Joy website link here for details www.landofjoy.co.uk/monthly-white-tara-online-practice-group/ 

Compassion with Joy – hosted by FDCW online January 31st, 2023 – 10 am to 11:30 am GMT.
A conversation with Victoria Coleman for the FDCW and meditation to follow.
Please follow this link to register for zoom link at www.compassionandwisdom.org
Please check the Braveview website or compassionandwisdom.org for further talks this year with me for this group.

The Work that Reconnects with Green Tara – 8 week workshop, starting February 8th 2023. Online  for 90 minutes on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 GMT with Margo van Greta. To enrol please follow this link The Work that Reconnects : www.trybooking.co.uk/BYPQ

Four full days of White Tara retreat – hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK. May 3rd to 8th, 2023. We return to our beloved White Tara practice that we have been doing together now twice a month on zoom for the last 3 years. This is a time to renew our deeper connection to the practice, see each other again in real time (for those that can come to Land of Joy.) Please follow this link to register https://landofjoy.co.uk/programme/white-tara/

Talks and meditation on Foundation of All Good Qualities The short lam rim (stages of the path to enlightenment)  written by Lama Tsong Khapa that we recite frequently in FPMT Centre – hosted by Thubten Kunga Centre, Florida, USA – Weekend retreat: March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, 2023. On Zoom only. To register please follow this link – https://thubtenkungaling.org

Vajra Yogini Retreat for 10 full days – hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK – November 10th to 21st, 2023. We will spend a day on each of the 11 yogas,  (sleep, rising and tasting nectar on the first day) meditating deeper in the experience, so our sadhana practice brings greater blessing and deeper meditation on Mahamudra, the goal of Vajrayogini practice. This will be a very happy reunion with all the Vajrayoginis. Book soon as all retreats at Land of Joy allow only  20 people due to their capacity of facilities. To find out more and register, please follow this link : https://landofjoy.co.uk/vajrayogini-meditations/

Embodied Healing retreat with Green Tara hosted by Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, UK – non-residential retreat. November 24th -26th, 2023. To register for this retreat please follow this link – https://jamyang.co.uk/event/non-residential-retreat-healing-through-embodied-tara-practice-with-paula-chichester

Chenrezig Retreat hosted by Land of Joy Centre, Hexham, UK.  December 1st – 8th, 2023. We are delighted to offer the opportunity to revisit a retreat with The Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Spiritual Teacher, the blessed sadhana written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. To find out more and to register please follow this link https://landofjoy.co.uk/chenresig-retreat-with-paula-chichester-2023/

For any further enquiries – Please contact Andrea Bridger at admin@braveview.org