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

Vajra Yogini Retreat – Now Hosted by Institut Vajra Yogini Center, France – October 20 to 29, 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. To find out more and register, please follow this link :

Six Session Guru Yoga long weekend retreat – hosted by Land of Joy Centre, Hexham, UK. – November 16th to 20th, 2023. Both online and in person. In lieu of the Vajra Yogini retreat at the Land of Joy, We will be offering this long weekend on the Six Session Guru Yoga. Due to limited facilities (Maximum of 20 people.) Please register soon by following this link :

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 –

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

For any further enquiries – Please contact Andrea Bridger at