FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE WE?
We're all members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and part of the Triratna Buddhist Community - one of the largest Buddhist communities in the West, with a special emphasis on bringing together Buddhist teachings and Western culture. Check our main website www.thebuddhistcentre.com for more details.
HOW DID WE COME TO BUY ALFOXTON?
Our major donor has a long childhood connection with Alfoxton due to spending many many summer holidays at Top Cottage. On learning it was derelict, he conceived the idea to buy it, renovate it, and give it a new lease of life and purpose.
what are our plans for the building?
We plan (subject to obtaining all necessary permissions etc) to carry out necessary repairs to the fabric of the building and then make some minor alterations to make it suitable for use as a Buddhist retreat centre. It presently has planning permission as a hotel; a retreat centre is rather like a hotel with very quiet guests!
HOW CAN LOCALS GET INVOLVED?
We'd love to meet you and learn more about this beautiful set of buildings and land. Please come and find us on site, or email or telephone any time (details below). We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have and would love (coronavirus permitting) to organise one or more tours of the interior once our plans for it are clearer.