There are approximately 325 million Buddhists worldwide with between 30,000 – 130,000 in the UK.

Buddhism started in India, but is really only practised now on its margins, in areas such as Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.

Buddhism is mainly practised in Asia, in countries such as Vietnam, Japan, Sri Lanka, Kampuchea, South Korea, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and China.

There are however Buddhist Centres throughout the world.

The oldest Tibetan Centre in the UK is in Eskdalemuir, Scotland.