Welcome to the Buddhist Chaplaincy 


The Buddhist Chaplaincy is run entirely by volunteers. We depend on donations to cover the costs involved. If you feel that our classes have helped you, please consider making a donation to help us in our work. As little as 1 will help. Thank you.

Meditation space

Our meditation classes are usually held in 'worship' area 1 in the Multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre (room 3.303). There is plenty of space for all

Buddhist Chaplain

stuart hamilton is currently studying for ordination. stuart joined the Buddhist Chaplaincy at Essex University in September 2007.

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it... Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.....The Buddha


Join us on

The Buddhist Chaplaincy is here to serve as a link between all Buddhists of all traditions at the University. Please feel free to drop in to any of the classes or contact us by email , telephone or join the Buddhist Chaplaincy mailing list to keep up to date.

If you are not a Buddhist, but would like to find out more about Buddhism or learn to meditate, you are also most welcome.

Meditation Classes
No classes at the moment.

Beginners Drop-In Meditation Class,
Suitable for everyone of all faiths or no faith. We alternate the 'Mindfullness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditations. These meditations will give you the building blocks to create a balanced meditation practice.

Mailing List
Holders of essex.ac.uk email addresses can join the Buddhist Chaplaincy mailing list to keep up to date with news of all things Buddhist at the University by clicking here http://tinyurl.com/ebcmailing

Find Us
The Buddhist Chaplaincy is located in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre on the Colchester campus of the University of Essex. From square 2 go to the entrance marked 2NE, go down the lift or stairs to floor 3 and down the ramp on the half landing to the double doors at the bottom. Follow along the corridor about halfway and enter the Multi Faith Chaplaincy Centre to your left. Classes are usually held in 'worship' area 1, which is the large room in front of you as you enter the Centre (Colchester campus guide)

What is Buddhism? Notes from the 17th October 2008. click here
What is Enlightenment? Notes from the 25th October 2008. click here
What is Meditation good for? Notes from the 7th November 2008. click here

What is Metta? Notes from the 14th November 2008. click here
Avalokiteshvara Mantra. Notes from the 28th November 2008. click here
The History of Buddhism. Notes from the 16th January 2009. click here
The Three Jewels of Buddhism. Notes from the 23rd January 2009. click here
Parinirvana. Notes from the 6th February 2009. click here

Audio downloads

stuart's Mindfulness of Breathing meditation as an mp3  click here

Mindfulness Bell for your computer click here

The Dhammapada
Download the text click here  Download as mp3 click here

Stuart Hamilton is also available to teach or guide your own meditation practise privately on a one-to-one basis click here

Seen 'Slumdog Millionaire' and want to help? The Karuna Trust, is a Buddhist charity that works amongst India's Dalit (untouchable) community to help educate, empower and give access to human rights. To donate to their work click here.

Buddhist Chaplaincy, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre, Essex University, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Buddhist@essex.ac.uk, 07957 844512.

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