Regarding our online shop

posted 24 Mar 2020, 01:53 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 24 Mar 2020, 01:53 ]

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, we will unfortunately have to suspend delivery on all physical items bought from our web shop.

Digital items and vouchers will be processed as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and will keep you updated if you have any pending orders with us.

Stay safe.

A Satsuma

posted 9 Mar 2020, 11:17 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 9 Mar 2020, 11:17 ]

I picked up a satsuma and put it in the top end of my bag, jumped in a taxi waiting for me and went to Newark train station. The train took me to London Kings Cross and from there I took the Piccadilly line to Heathrow airport. Not long after getting on the tube, I suddenly realised that I didn’t bring my India visa for a two week stay for teaching, what a mistake! What can I do? I wasn’t panicking but felt utterly lost as there was no time to go back and get it. There was nothing I could do, I just sat in a desperate situation and spontaneously opened the palms of my hands and placed them on my lap in Cosmo mudra, embraced the universe and breathed deeply. Universe was there in one whole and complete state but a tiny problem was still at the bottom of it. I then had a feeling of hope that I might get some solution at the British Airways airport information desk. The one hour journey on the tube was like travelling through a dark tunnel. At the BA information desk I explained my situation whilst he checked my passport. I told him I had been in India last December and he checked the Indian immigration stamp and said it is okay as your visa is valid until 24th October, 2020. I said ‘Wow, that is wonderful, thank you’. I was relieved and felt like the dark clouds had cleared up at once and a vast blue sky appeared. I was totally liberated, I was so happy. I went to the BA desk for boarding and presented my passport and explained the visa situation and that there was a stamp from the Indian immigration office that issued the visa and that it is valid for one year. The assistant checked on the computer and then picked up the phone and was talking for quite a while. It normally just takes a minute to get a boarding pass but he kept punching the keys on the computer whilst still talking on the phone for several minutes. He then explained to me that because of the Coronavirus outbreak the Indian government has made visas issued before 1st March invalid for Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Italians. ‘You can not travel today’ the door was shut in front of me once again. I asked him is there any way I can get a new visa quickly and he replied it will take three days. There was nothing I could do but go home. I took the tube to Kings Cross, train to Newark and taxi home. When I got back home I was very disappointed, I put the kettle on and made tea. I sat and opened the bag and took out the satsuma that was now warm thanks to a five hundred mile round trip to Heathrow and back. I ate it, it was sweet but a little bitter.

I know it is very unlikely the Indian government will issue a visa for Japanese at this stage, though I have lived in the UK for nearly fifty years I am still Japanese on my passport. I am a kind of victim of the Coronavirus!

Maitreya 06.03.20

Less than one week until the February Meditation Meeting

posted 27 Jan 2020, 13:09 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 27 Jan 2020, 13:09 ]

Let us know if you'd like to attend, we would love to see you there!

Sunday 2nd February

Learn the simple approach to inner peace and self-realisation. Beginners are welcome, enjoy a relaxing but enlightening day.

All year round, first Sunday of each month, 10:30am to 4:30pm, £30, with lunch and afternoon tea.

Book by phone: 01777 228567

February meditation meeting

posted 23 Jan 2020, 11:29 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 23 Jan 2020, 11:29 ]

Sunday 2nd February

Learn the simple approach to inner peace and self-realisation. Beginners are welcome, enjoy a relaxing but enlightening day.

All year round, first Sunday of each month, 10:30am to 4:30pm, £30, with lunch and afternoon tea.

Book by phone: 01777 228567

Meditation and Talk at Pureland India

posted 19 Jan 2020, 14:12 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 8 Feb 2020, 14:07 ]

December 22nd 2019

I just came back from the third visit to India and I am very content, as everything went so well. The centre is growing fast and Dr Amar Mar, a good friend of Pankaj, is building another centre for me 350km away from the centre in Adoli.

They had organized several meetings for my visit. They were held at a Buddhist temple, village hall, and school. The venue at every meeting was filled with people. At the main event, meditation and talk at Pureland, over one thousand people attended, and all were so keen to listen to my talk and practice meditation, they seemed to really enjoy it. It was truly something to see one thousand people sitting perfectly still in peace. 

At the end of the meeting I sang two songs for them. One audience member said to me, “Your song is very spiritual, that makes me tears”. Another commented, “I love your song, you have a beautiful voice”. The meeting was concluded by Danaparamita serving food to the people as a blessing of Dharma.

The whole stay in India was altogether overwhelming and a great success. People are so open to learning a new approach to Dharma and the way of self-realisation. I can see they are dedicating their lives for spiritual fulfillment, and spiritual development is the direct way to change life in the world today.

My teaching, the way of oneness, is for self-realisation, which is the foundation of a new way of life. It is truly encouraging to see that it is happening in front of my eyes. My life is total commitment for a new civilization on Earth and I know only the truth of Oneness can do it.

Dr Mar said, “We are honoured that you’ve come from England to teach us, people nowadays are so confused and lost, your teaching is the beacon that shows us the right way. We believe in your teaching, the simple and direct approach to the truth that is so important for us all, it will be the foundation of the world to come. Your visit to India has opened a new direction for Buddha-Dharma - that is historic. We are truly grateful for your teaching.”

I cannot say thanks enough to Pankaj and Amar for organizing the events for me and the many Dharma friends who worked so hard preparing the visit that enabled me to introduce my teaching to India.

I can see spiritual awareness is growing very fast there. I feel the foothold of a new world is established in India.

On the way back to the UK in the airplane, I could not stop doing Gassho with deep gratitude and love to all people in India, and I did a long meditation, visualising the new world on Earth


Meeting at the Buddhist Temple at Achaler, India

posted 13 Jan 2020, 10:33 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 8 Feb 2020, 14:09 ]

At 7pm a large crowd awaited us. Many ladies with candles in their hands. As I got out of the car, people threw flowers on to me, the Indian gesture of being most welcome. I could not move, there were so many people surrounding me. They placed flowers at my feet and prostrated themselves. I touched my hand to their heads and blessed them. The candle procession started moving slowly toward the temple. Our car followed them, people threw flowers on to our car as they walked, chanting “Namo Buddha Dharma Sangha, Namo Buddha Dharma Sangha”. Along our village procession of 1 kilometre, through narrow village roads, people stood in front of their houses, looking at us.

At the temple I offered flowers to Buddha and recited “Om Peace” and chanted the Triple Gem, “Buddha Dharma Sangha”, in homage to the Triple Buddhas. After a welcoming talk by the organisers, I gave a talk on the essential points of Buddha Dharma, and the solution for the suffering of the world and the truth of Oneness, the answer. After the talk we practiced meditation, the way of direct experience of the truth. The audience of over 200 entered in silence and an air of peace filled the temple hall. It was truly satisfying to see they enjoyed meditation.

Later, Dr Amar Mar, a Buddhist scholar and good friend, said the audience were all very impressed by my talk and wanted to learn more about it, and they loved the experience of good meditation. Dr Mar is constructing a Buddhist shrine and meditation centre for my teaching on the hilly part of Achaler village, where it commands a 360-degree view. It will be named Pureland Achaler. This makes me very happy, having another centre coming into existence in India. It is my hope that it will be a spiritual hub, along with Pureland Adoli, not only for the local people, but all of India.

After 50 years of slow progress of my teaching in the UK, things begin to happen rapidly and on a large scale. I can see spiritual awareness and a new way of life is emerging now, and I believe New Civilization will begin to spread to the whole world. 

Maitreya, 07.01.2020

Happy New Year!

posted 31 Dec 2019, 10:02 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 31 Dec 2019, 10:02 ]

The first Sunday meditation of the year - January 5th.

Start the new year with

Vouchers for CDs, Books and Meditation - the perfect gift!

posted 20 Dec 2019, 12:57 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 20 Dec 2019, 12:57 ]

Vouchers for the Pefect Relaxation and Meditation CD, Space to Breathe book and Tuition Sessions with Maitreya are now all available to buy from our online shop.

Make one the perfect gift!


Photos from September 2019

posted 14 Oct 2019, 02:14 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 14 Oct 2019, 02:14 ]

Photos from the Lantern Lit Evening and a panoramic view of the Crystal Garden:
(c) Kirsty Hannah

Christmas Meditation Day

posted 5 Oct 2019, 13:32 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 21 Oct 2019, 09:54 ]

Please note, there will be no meditation meeting on Sunday 1st December.

This December, 
instead of a Meditation Meeting on the first Sunday of the month, we will be having a special Christmas Day meditation meeting.
  • £35.00 per person
  • 10:00-16:00, 25th December 2019
  • Includes lunch and tea.
  • A deposit (£10.00) is required to reserve your place - places are limited.
We look forward to seeing you!

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