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Although we don't have our own Buddhist Chaplain at Warwick, we have an academic member of staff standing as a Buddhist Faith Advisor who can make links on behalf of students and staff seeking information or guidance.

Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, sometimes known as Siddhattha Gotama, Gautama Buddha or Shakyamuni Buddha. While the exact details of the Buddha's life are disputed, what is known is that he lived in India and present-day Nepal over 2500 years ago. His teachings have led to a range of Buddhist schools, with contemporary Buddhism now a worldwide movement involving various traditions and practices.

The Chaplaincy hosts the activities of various Buddhist groups, which are open to all. It works closely with the Buddhist Society, which runs weekly meditation sessions that welcome Buddhists as well as non-Buddhists interested in Buddhism or meditative practice. For more information, go to or

Regular 'Introduction to Buddhism' meetings are also held at the Chaplaincy by student and staff members of SGI-UK, a lay socially-engaged Buddhist group that you can learn more about here. These meetings are open to guests (currently via online platforms). You can click here to read about some of the positive experiences of those practising Buddhism and to make contact with members locally.

The Ven. Luang Por Khemadhammo from the Forest Hermitage Centre leads a meditation with our Buddhist Society


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