Safeguarding, bullying, harassment and inappropriate behavior


We want all of the people who visit us  to feel valued and safe.

If you feel that you have been subject to inappropriate behaviour or harassment or bullying behaviour by any member of Land of Joy team (including teachers) while on our premises and wish to take the matter further please contact our safeguarding officer, Jenny MacQueen, in the first instance. She will respond to establish details and ensure that the matter is sympathetically and fully investigated and appropriately dealt with.

You can download our Safeguarding policy 2019 here

Please also see the related documents –

Confidentiality Policy 2019

Comments, compliments and complaints procedure

Land of Joy – safeguarding officers 

Jenny MacQueen (Director)

01424 420 412

Charlotte Elliott (Chair of Board)

07717 569 618

FPMT UK National Co-ordinator – contact details 
Mr. Jay Simpson

Other Policies

LOJ Privacy Notice

Dharma Resources

Thanks to the kindness of so many teachers, we are incredibly fortunate to have many precious resources to help us in our dharma practice. We’re hoping to use this page to highlight some that people who wish to do retreat might find particularly useful.

The Importance of Retreat

Lung (pronounced loong)

Lung is something most people who have been around the Dharma are likely to have heard of or experienced but not necessarily know much about. These are two documents which do a great job explaining what it is, how it can be avoided or helped if it does occur.

Balanced Mind, Balanced Body – a publication from FPMT

Lung: A Meditators Disease – An article by Paula Chichester

Safeguarding policy 2019

Advice for Personal Retreat

Planning a personal retreat for the first time can be a very daunting process, particularly if we’re not able to meet our teachers to receive direct advice. The Foundation for Developing the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) have published the following documents to share invaluable advice on how to plan and set up a retreat as well as how to make it as beneficial as possible.

Retreat Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Heart Advice for Retreat

Retreat Advice from Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo