organisation that is now known as CHOMON HOUSE first
opened its doors as a place for training and practice
in the ways of Tai Chi and Buddism on the
14th February 1996.
2012 Chomon House resident Gary Robinson traveled to Kyoto in Japan to undergo training with
Nishi Hongwanji and became ordained as Rev Daichi
Following illness in the early 1990's he himself
benefited from the therapeutic properties of Chi Kung
and Tai Chi and began teaching it to others on a one
to one basis in 1995. Please click on the links above and below for details on how to arrange one-on-one tuition.
ground floor of Chomon House consists of two large rooms. One is a Tai Chi and Chi Kung training room (Dojo) and
the other 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. Chomon House has now become the H.Q. of the SBFUK and, since 2008 it has published a quarterly Shin Buddhist journal called Pure Land Notes. Please visit purelandnotes.com 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 (1 every 2 years) 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 the 19th ESC will once again be organised by Chomon House and take place in Southampton in 2018 . Please click/tap on the 'ESC19 web-flyer' image to go to our new ESC19 UPDATE sub-site.