Meditation in London
The London Shambhala Centre has been teaching Buddhism, arts and mindfulness meditation in London for over thirty years. We offer a complete range of courses and retreats. Our aim is to contribute towards a more compassionate, sustainable, and just society through training in the meditative disciplines. We welcome people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds.
Some people who come to us simply want support and training in developing an effective mindfulness meditation practice. Others are interested in pursuing an authentic spiritual tradition rooted in the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Many have an interest in Buddhism but are are sceptical of religion and organisation. We are proud that we have such diversity of interests and are committed to supporting anyone who wants to live more mindfully, nurture their compassionate qualities or even train in understanding the nature of mind and reality.
Shambhala is a global community led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala Buddhism presents the wisdom traditions of Buddhism and Tibet in a lively and accessible way. It provides the tools to discover our basic human goodness, confidence and wisdom. We present the Shambhala Path of Warriorship – a progressive series of courses and retreats that take us from basic mindfulness meditation to the transformative power of the practices of Vajrayana Buddhism. You are welcome to choose your own level of involvement in this path – there is no requirement that you become a Buddhist to engage in it.
The Shambhala Meditation Centre has been teaching mindfulness meditation in London to all – free from dogma or religious beliefs – for over thirty years. All of our teachers and instructors have many years experience of practice, and have completed intensive training retreats in how to teach meditation to others. They have also completed lengthy meditation retreats and intensive training in mindfulness as well as related Buddhist Practices.