London Shambhala Meditation Centre: UK Registered Charity No 1073977

Public Meditation

Public meditation sessions are held on every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (there is no requirement to attend the whole session).

To receive meditation instruction, simply come along on a Monday or Wednesday evening and ask to see the meditation instuctor.

There is no charge for meditation practice or instruction. (There may be small charges to cover refreshments such as tea and biscuits, and a donation is suggested when a talk is given).

There should always be a meditation instructor at the Centre on Monday and Wednesday evenings but if you cannot attend at these times, please call us (or email) and we will try to arrange an appointment for another time, either during the day or in the evening.

Monday Open House Evenings

These public evenings take place once a month, usually on the first Monday of the month, and are a great introduction to meditation and the Shambhala Buddhist teachings. They include meditation practice and a talk by one of our senior teachers. It is an opportunity to connect with other people interested in meditation and meditation instruction is always available.

Time:

7.30pm: tea and biscuits

8.00-9:30pm: meditation, talk and discussion

9:30pm: informal gathering with a glass of wine

Cost: Suggested 4-5 donation for evening (including a glass of wine)

For more information please check our calender or email

Monday Open Evenings

Meditation practice is from 8pm to 9:30 pm. Newcomers are very welcome and meditation instruction is available. Tea and biscuits are served at 7:30pm before the meditation session. Free of charge, donations welcome. Occasionally there may be special practices or talks, please check our calendar for details.

Monday meditation sessions are preceded by a yoga class for which there is a charge.

Youth Meditation Group

Meditation instruction and group sitting practice every Wednesday at 6pm, followed by a gathering in a local cafe. The group is aimed at 14-18 year olds and is a way of bringing meditation and mindful practices into our everyday lives. Free of charge.

If you would like to join the group, please text Katrina on 07501 068 745.

Wednesday Open Evenings

Meditation practice is from 8pm to 9:30 pm. Newcomers are very welcome and meditation instruction is available. Tea and biscuits are served at 7:30pm before the meditation session. Free of charge, donations welcome. Occasionally there may be special practices or talks, please check our calendar for details.

Sunday Morning Sitting

Please note that our Sunday Morning Sitting no longer takes place. Look out for further announcements about our monthly Community Practice Days.

North London Shambhala Meditation Group

In addition to our main Shambhala Centre in South London, a Shambhala meditation group meets in North London. (Our former East London group is not currently active.)

The North London group meets on Friday mornings in the Dalston (N16/E8) area. Meditation instruction is available at these and there is no charge. Donations towards costs are welcome.

All are welcome to attend. This is particularly suitable for those who are interested in starting or developing a regular weekly meditation practice.

If you are interested in attending, please email

Teachings on Meditation

This link is to teachings on meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche:

What is meditation?

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