In Gratitude: Thank you to all those who have generously donated, and are donating, to make New Buddha Way’s activities possible. Thank you too for lending your skills, knowledge, commitment and good will. We hope to continue to do our best to bring a little peace and understanding into the world.
Legal status: NBW was founded in 2002, and has grown and grown in people and activities. It was registered as a charity (England & Wales) No. 1170368 in November 2016.
Non-profit: NBW maintains a non-profit stance, with transparency and accountability. NBW is run entirely by volunteers. Currently there are no employees, no one is paid, and that includes the founder Geoff Hunt. Geoff is also not paid for his role as official Buddhist Chaplain for the University of Surrey since 2002.
Bank Account: NBW has its own account and it is a ‘Business’ (rather than ‘Personal’) account in the name ‘New Buddha Way’ with two signatories. The account is open for scrutiny at all two-monthly meetings of NBW’s Facilitators Forum.
TO DONATE:Make a bank transfer to NBW's bank acccount at Lloyds Bank: Sort code 30-19-22, acccount No. 13613160, and give 'Donate' as your reference. Or, go the the home page on this site and use the PayPal button. Or, complete the Standing Order form (and if possible Gift Aid form) attached at the bottom of this page.
Expenditure: Like any sizeable voluntary organisation NBW has expenditure to keep up with. For example, it has no premises of its own and has to pay for venues for its activities such as The Maybury Centre (Woking), Brook Hall (Ottershaw), The Spike (Guildford) and Ladywell Retreat Centre (Godalming). It also has to pay for its website, domain name and online applications, liability insurance and PO Box. Other expenditure includes sundry items such as catering, stationery, occasional travel expenses (e.g. to teach at schools), Dhamma objects (bells, cloth, incense, etc.), and items such as a tea urn, heaters, plastic storage boxes, booklets and leaflets, and vinyl posters.
Treasurer and Cashier: NBW has a volunteer Treasurer, who was previously an Assistant Bank manager.
Income: NBW’s income comprise donations from individuals at meditation sessions, donations from schools for teaching about Buddhism, some monthly donations from ‘Friends of NBW’, from occasional fundraising events, and from the non-profit ‘Mindfulness for Professionals’ course (see below).
Free activities: These include the Newcomers’ & Beginners’ Class, weekly sessions in Guildford and Woking, Study Group sessions, Family Sessions, Festivals (two a year), Retreats, hospice visits and funerals. NBW collects the payments to hand over to the Retreat venue, but makes no profit itself. Rather, it subsidises one free Retreat place and another at 50% when an applicant is on low income.
Buddhist Global Relief: Each year NBW puts on a local Walk to raise funds for the non-profit organisation Buddhist Global Relief, which supports some of the poorest members of our human family.