Suvana Cohousing Board

The project is overseen by Suvana Cohousing Ltd (Company Number 12007458).

Registered Office: Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 38 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, UK, CB5 8DT


  • Tejasvini Rosie Bell (Chair)
  • Vimaladipa Imogen Tennison (Secretary)
  • Ian Collins
  • Jeremy Peters

Suvana Cohousing Community

The day to day operation of Suvana is through an unincorporated association called Suvana Cohousing Community, based on these simple rules.

Committee members

  • Tejasvini (Chair and Treasurer)
  • Vimaladipa (Secretary)
  • Jeremy Peters
  • Mahasraddha
  • Satyanandi

What is cohousing?

Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home as well as shared community space. Residents come together to manage their community, share activities, and regularly eat together.

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Suvana Cohousing vision

We would like to live together ethically in a sustainable community of independence, beauty and creativity, caring for each other and sharing our lives and resources. Our community will be guided by Buddhist values. We plan to be open to anyone who shares the principles laid out in this vision statement, whether labelling themselves Buddhist or not.

The full vision covers a wide range of aspects that describe what we wish to create:

  • Value-based community
  • Wider neighbourhood
  • Community activities
  • Accommodation
  • Sustainability

Support for Suvana

I’m inspired by the new Suvana cohousing project. They’ve got what it takes to be an exemplar in creating community-led housing in Cambridge, with their vision and passion for building affordable and sustainable homes where people support each other and minimise use of the world’s resources.

With Cambridge’s high costs and huge profit-led developments, we definitely need more homes like this where there’s direct social benefit, So I’m happy to offer them my support in their efforts and creative thinking to find opportunities for land and funding.

Daniel Zeichner MP
MP for Cambridge

The Windhorse Trust has facilitated Buddhist community housing in Cambridge for over thirty years and we very much support this new initiative. The new model of community within the Triratna Buddhist movement that Suvana Cohousing is exploring is very exciting and we will be lending them our support in whatever way we can.

Windhorse Trust (Charity no. 1098979)


  • Ecco is an inter-generational cohousing group which is forming in Ely.

Website image credits

Thanks to Tejasiddhi, Jeremy Peters, Walter Monticelli, Imogen Tennison, Slava Bowman, Christian Stahl, Toa Heftiba, Rawpixel and UK Cohousing. 

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