The Buddhafield Base project is about creating a home for Buddhafield. This initially involves buying about 70 acres of land and a large farmhouse with a range of outbuildings.
Over the past 25+ years Buddhafield has combined strong values and practices to realise joyful and renewable ways of living and being.
We love developing festivals, training and community enterprises that give thousands of people the capacity and connections to create joy, celebration and community.
Buddhafield nourishes and resources people so that they can live more harmoniously, simply and ethically in the world.
Our new home will give us the opportunity to consolidate what we’ve already created and reach out to even more people in the future. We have a successful business model. With the move to Base, we will be able to expand our range of events, educational offerings, enterprises and land care projects.
Our vision is focused in four areas – authentic community, meaningful work, care for land and ecology and the celebration of imagination and creativity. Find out more about these here.
We offer people a sense of place, purpose and belonging that creates the connection people are looking for to meet the challenges of the world.
We need £1.7million to purchase the land and property for Base. Throughout 2022 and early 2023, we are implementing a strong funding and investment programme to get it.
Our mix of funding and investment includes:
- our own resources
- low-interest loans (banks and private loans)
- large and small donation drives
- grants aimed at community building, land care, ethical business development and environmental projects
- a community share issue.
We have a solid base of business skills expertise and knowledge that will help us achieve our aim. Our organisation is run by a pool of 25 dedicated professional experts and staff, and over 500 volunteers. Our fundraising project started in March this year and we have already agreed £450,000 in principal.
Once we reach our target, that’s when the seeds we’ve planted will begin to grow into the beautiful vision we have created. We will start immediately transitioning our existing resources to Base immediately and provide events, volunteer programmes, spiritual development, community enterprise as well as ecological, personal and interrelation renewal.
We’re creating foundations for positive growth and beautiful solutions. The Buddhafield Base project is a force for generative change and a radical, creative approach to life underpinned by Buddhist ethics and practices.
Buddhafield has an Impact and influence greater than its scale or size. This offers an incredible social return on your investment, input or contribution.