May I never give up in all my lives
The Great Spacious Love
That seeks to free ALL living beings

“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.

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

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

March 23 – Hosted by Thubten Kunga Center, Florida, USA – Teachings on Balance and Joy in these Times. To register follow this link

April 13-14 – Hosted by Vajrapani Institute, California, USA – Teachings on Remember Lama Zopa Rinpoche. To register follow this link

May 1 – Hosted by Thubten Norbu Ling Center in Santa Fe, NM, USA – Guru Yoga: The Life-Blood of our Practice please follow this link for registration

May 14 – Hosted by Lama Yeshe Ling, Hamilton, ON, Canada – from 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET. – Relating to the Spiritual Teacher. To register follow this link

May 19 – Hosted by Milarepa Center, VT , USA- Teachings on The benefit of retreat and Vajrasattva Tsog. To register follow this link

May 22 – Hosted by Shantideva Center NYC, USA – Evening teaching on Sustaining Bodhicitta in Daily Life. To register please follow this link

Sept. 9. 16, 23, 30 and October 7, 14 all Monday evenings at 7:30 – 9:00 pm GMT. Hosted online. The Work That Reconnects and a Buddhist practice during a climate crisis. Online with Paula Chichester and Margo van Greta. Please follow this link for more information.

October 11-13 – Hosted by Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, UK – Teachings on Medicine Buddha. To register follow this link

October 24-28 – Hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK – Teachings on Healing the Body, Mind & Spirit with Love, Compassion & Wisdom. To register please follow this link

Nov 8- 12 – hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK – Subject – Medicine Buddha. To register please follow this link

Nov 16-20- Hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK – Subject White Tara. To register please follow this link

For any further enquiries – Please contact Andrea Bridger at

Paula plans to spend more time in 2025 in personal retreat.