Brave View refers to the courageous compassion and wisdom that inspires us to act to aid the well being of others. In particular, the view refers to the Middle Way world view of the Buddhist philosophical tradition. Brave View website is dedicated to supporting Braeview Hermitage, a cottage in remote Shetland where people come to rest from the busy world, to generate and regenerate their Brave View. The site also provides downloadable documents, recommended reading, videos and audio from Buddhist teachers, particularly those of Paula Chichester and her remarkable teachers.

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Paula’s Teaching Schedule

Please visit individual centre websites for further information about each event. Thank you.

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 contact Land of Joy.

Eight Worldly Dharmas hosted by Centre Gendun Drupa in Martigny, Switzerland: May 21 and 22

Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Master. Hosted by Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London: 21, 22nd and 23rd October – A practice to attain enlightenment written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This sadhana strengthens our wisdom/compassion and creates connection with His Holiness and encourages his long life.

Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Master. Hosted by Jamyang Buddhist Centre, Leeds, UK:  28, 29th and 30th October 

Medicine Buddha Retreat hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK: November 4th – 9th 

Chenrezig Practice combined with Mahamudra instructions and meditation hosted by Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group, Zurich : 11th, 12th &13th November. 

Teachings hosted by Longku Centre, Bern, Switzerland: 18th, 19th & 20th November 

Teachings hosted by Gendun Drupa Center, Martigny, Switzerland: 25th-30 November. Retreat to be held in a different venue. Please contact the centre via this link. Accueil ( or email

Teachings hosted by  Kalachakra Paris Center, Paris, France: 2nd, 3rd & 4th December – to be held at Kalachakra Retreat Centre, Saint Cosme en Vairais. Please contact them via website Kalachakra Center – Home (

Please note:-  Paula will be in retreat May through to end of September in 2022. Please refer any teaching inquiries for December 2022 onwards to Andrea Bridger at