Workshops & Events

Quarterly Workshops for Angulimala’s Buddhist Prison Chaplains only:

Please put the following dates for this year’s workshops in your diaries. I’ve tried to follow the format of first Saturdays but with the exception of June when it would fall on the Jubilee weekend bank holiday.

The dates are:

Saturdays, March 5th, June 11th, September 3rd and December 3rd.

Although I think the one in March will still have to be on Zoom, I hope that those in June and September can here garden, similar to last September.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide Buddhist prison chaplains with mentoring and ongoing supervision and peer support. Attendance otherwise is by invitation to Angulimala members only.

New chaplains, so that we can get to know you and help you settle in, are required for the first three years to attend at least two workshops in each calendar year. After that for everyone it’s at least one per calendar year but really the more you can come to and the more you contribute, the more you will benefit.

The workshops are important for several reasons that most will well understand. They offer support and friendship, they enable the sharing of information and good practice, they provide opportunities to offload concerns and difficulties, they are reminders of what Buddhist prison chaplains are supposed to be doing, they encourage and help chaplains to maintain and improve standards, and they keep the team together. And they’re often good fun.