ground floor of Chomon House consists of two large rooms. the first is a Hondo (Buddha room) which is used for Shin Buddhist study and practice, including meetings of the Shin Buddhist Fellowship UK (SBFUK) every Thursday 8.00pm - 10.00pm.
2012 Chomon House resident Gary Robinson traveled to Kyoto in Japan to undergo training with
Nishi Hongwanji and became ordained as Rev Daichi
Gary Robinson and since then Chomon House has become recognised as the national H.Q. of the SBFUK. Since 2008, Gary has also been the compiler and editor of a widely distributed quarterly Shin Buddhist journal called Pure Land Notes. Please click/tap here >purelandnotes.com< or on the links above and below for details.
Since his ordination Gary has led the SBFUK into greater involvement with the Nishi Hongwanji European Sangha and in 2014 Chomon House was elected to organise the biennial European Shin Buddhist Coference; bringing it back to the UK for only the second time in its 34- year history.
In 2016 ESC18 took place in Antwerp in Belgium - and it was decided there that this most significent gathering of Shin Buddhists from all over Europe ... and beyond ... should return to Southampton in 2018. Please click/tap on the 'ESC19 flyer' image (right) to go to our new ESC19 UPDATE sub-site.
The second room on the ground floor of Chomon House is a Tai Chi and Chi Kung training room (Dojo). Following illness in the early 1990's Gary's recovery was enourmously aided by the therapeutic 'moving meditation' properties of Chi Kung
and Tai Chi and in 1995 he began teaching it to others on a one
to one basis. Please click on the links above and below for details on how to arrange one-on-one tuition.