“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

Paula will be touring the UK, Switzerland and France this fall to offer weekends and week retreats mainly focused on a Chenrezig practice for compassion and wisdom that was written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his students. It is a beautiful liturgy that incorporates all the components of Tibetan meditation on Sutra and Tantra. This is a time when we are inspired to create a subtle web of interconnected compassion and wisdom within which we hold all the beings on earth —and especially to create the cause for the Dalai Lama’s long life. Our time together will be experiential, relaxed and joyful.  

The sadhana can be downloaded from the resources page, there is also a recording chanted in English to the Tibetan tunes that Khadro-la used in our retreat with her on this same practice at Nalanda in 2012. These retreats will be in-person and on zoom. Please refer to the individual venues for schedule and to register to receive the zoom link if you will attend online.

You can attend one or all of the sessions.

Please visit individual centre website links below 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 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/ 

Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Master. Hosted by Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London: 21, 22nd and 23rd October.
For more details please follow this link to Jamyang website: www.jamyang.co.uk 

Inseparability of Avalokiteshvara and the Master. Hosted by Jamyang Buddhist Centre, Leeds, UK:  28, 29th and 30th October. For more details please follow this link to Jamyang Leeds website: www.jamyangleeds.co.uk 

Medicine Buddha Retreat hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK: November 4th – 9th.
For more details please follow this link to Land of Joy website: www.landofjoy.co.uk

Avalokiteshvara Guru yoga practice – hosted by Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group, Zurich. Friday 11th November. For more details please follow this link to Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group website : www.lhagsam.ch

Mahamudra instructions and meditation hosted by Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group, Zurich : 12th &13th November. For more details please follow this link to Lhagsam Tibetan Meditation Study Group website : www.lhagsam.ch

Paula will be speaking at FDCW’s annual Big Love Summit about ‘Love, Presence and Embodiment.’: 14th November at 12 noon UK time 60 minutes. Please see FDCW website for details FDCW (compassionandwisdom.org)

Teachings hosted by Longku Centre, Bern, Switzerland: 18th, 19th & 20th November. For more details please follow this link to Longku Centre website: www.longka.fpmt.ch

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 (gendundrupa.ch) or email info@gendundrupa.ch

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 (centre-kalachakra.com)

Enjoy with Compassion webinar hosted by FDCW: 15th December at 5pm UK time. Please see FDCW website for details FDCW (compassionandwisdom.org)

Vajra Yogini- 11 day retreat with 11 Yogas : 3rd November  to 13th November 2023. Hosted by Land of Joy, Hexham, UK. Online and in person. For more details please follow this link to Land of Joy website : www.landofjoy.co.uk

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 admin@braveview.org