VAP’s work in the UK > Current projects > Buddhafield
Buddhafield is a UK-based Buddhist collective that is part of the international Buddhist movement known as the Triratna Buddhist Community. Buddhafield emerged out of the coming together of Buddhism and ecological awareness in the 1990s and is inspired by the ideal of living and working more simply and kindly in a community informed by awareness of our interconnections with each other and with nature.
The collective owns two beautiful pieces of land, and are committed to managing them sustainably and using them for several events each year. However, Buddhafield is best known for the Buddhafield Festival, which is held over a period of five days on a beautiful site in the Blackdown Hills, in Somerset. The event brings together around three thousand people for a sharing and celebration of alternative social, cultural, political and spiritual values. There is a mix of activities around Buddhist, environmental, healing and social change themes.
VAP workcamps with Buddhafield are organised to coincide with the Buddhafield Festival or with the Green Earth Awakening Camp, a smaller event that brings activists and environmentalists together for celebration, joy, and exploring how we might live more in harmony with each other and the environment.