ANGULIMALA, the Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy

Thirty-two years of making Buddhism available in British prisons.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR:  Venerable Ajahn Khemadhammo (Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht) OBE

Sadly, Lord Avebury, the Patron of Angulimala for over 30 years, passed away last year on February 14th, 2016.
We are extremely grateful to him for all that he has done for us and rejoice in his merits.
May he obtain a fortunate rebirth and soon attain the secure peace of Nibbana.


  • To make available facilities for the teaching and practice of Buddhism in Her Majesty’s Prisons and other places of lawful detention or custody.


  • To recruit and advise a team of Buddhist visiting chaplains to be available as soon as there is a call for their services;
  • To act in an advisory capacity, and to liaise with the Home Office chaplaincy officials, with individual chaplains within Her Majesty’s Prisons, and with any other relevant bodies or officials;
  • To provide an aftercare and advisory service for prisoners after release.

the Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy Organisation
The Forest Hermitage,
Lower Fulbrook,
Warwickshire CV35 8AS
United Kingdom

email: [email protected]

Registered Charity No. 294939