The West Wight is the Western side of the Isle of Wight, situated off the Southern coast of England. There is a thriving Buddhist community on the Island made up of a number of different groups. The West Wight group, or Sangha, is non-denominational and meets weekly to meditate and discuss the Dharma, the Buddha's teachings.
Isle of Wight filmmaker and teacher Joe Briscoe will be raising money for the Tibet Relief Fund by swimming the solent on July 6th. He will be swimming from Hurst Castle on the mainland to the West Wight!
Joe chose the Tibet Relief Fund, having previously spent time in the country and witnessing the effect the oppressive Chinese occupation is having on the population.