Meditation at the London Buddhist Centre

We teach classes for both newcomers to meditation and those with a regular meditation practice. The two main practices we teach are the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana. These practices focus on developing calmness, integration, positive emotion and insight into our human potential. All the classes listed below run on a drop-in basis (i.e. there is no need to book) and are free, although donations are welcome. 

New to meditation?

Buddhism is a practical path of human development. We use many methods on that path - practising friendship, and cultivating the arts, for example - but one of the most ‘direct’ ways of working on the mind is through meditation. Anyone can come and try meditation, and get a taste of a life of ever-deepening meaning.

You can read or watch more about the two practices we teach here below - but the best way to learn is directly from a teacher, and along with others. So scroll down further to see what classes you might come and try.

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The Mindfulness of Breathing


The Metta Bhavana (the cultivation of loving-kindness)

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Already know the practices?

We also run classes for people who have learned the stages of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditations with us. That’s all you need in order to come to these sessions for regular meditators - to be able to remember the stages of the practices as taught within the Triratna Buddhist Community.

The sessions listed below will give you tips for taking your practice further, and are a good way to stay in touch with others doing the same.

in-person and online meditation classes

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Morning meditation – Going into depth

An unguided period of meditation with an in-depth course of teaching across the week. For those familiar with the basics...

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Morning meditation – Learn to meditate

Join Amalayodhin for a week of morning meditations during the Pop-up Retreat (including Saturday) and be progressively introduced to two...

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Lunchtime Meditation

Join Maitreyaraja and Mahamani for a series of meditations at lunchtime. Put your activities down and find a bigger perspective...

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Pop-up Retreat Opening Ceremony

Our Pop-up Retreat begins with an evening ceremony. You’ll have the chance to meet one another, hear tips on how...

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Morning meditation – Going into depth

An unguided period of meditation with an in-depth course of teaching across the week. For those familiar with the basics...

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Morning meditation – Learn to meditate

Join Amalayodhin for a week of morning meditations during the Pop-up Retreat (including Saturday) and be progressively introduced to two...

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Five Reflections for Everyone | Meditation Workshop

The first of two meditation workshops with Maitreyabandhu exploring the Buddha’s pithy teaching on the basic truths of life we...

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Lunchtime Meditation

Join Maitreyaraja and Mahamani for a series of meditations at lunchtime. Put your activities down and find a bigger perspective...

,

Morning meditation – Going into depth

An unguided period of meditation with an in-depth course of teaching across the week. For those familiar with the basics...

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Morning meditation – Learn to meditate

Join Amalayodhin for a week of morning meditations during the Pop-up Retreat (including Saturday) and be progressively introduced to two...

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Five Reflections for Everyone | Meditation Workshop

The second of two meditation workshops with Maitreyabandhu exploring the Buddha’s pithy teaching on the basic truths of life we...

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Lunchtime Meditation

Join Maitreyaraja and Mahamani for a series of meditations at lunchtime. Put your activities down and find a bigger perspective...

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The Artist and the Spiritual Community

On this special evening event, Maitreyabandhu will be interviewing Manjusiha and Vishvantara, respectively a published novelist and poet, about their...

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Sangha Day | An all-day festival

Join us on Zoom for a full day of events celebrating the Buddhist ideal of community. Up until 4pm, all...

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Sangha Day Puja with Mitra Ceremonies

Our retreat draws to a climax with our festival day puja. Join in with the ritual on Zoom and witness...

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