About Us

The London Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of a global community based on the principles of kindness, fearlessness and human goodness. Based on a quiet street a few minutes’ walk from Clapham Common Tube, we are a friendly and welcoming centre, and offer a range of sessions and courses for beginners / those new to meditation, as well as more experienced meditators.

While the majority of our ongoing programmes offer a continual deepening in practices and teachings rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhism, we also offer courses which are easily accessible and particularly appropriate for those new to meditation, as well as other courses for people interested in teachings from the Buddhist tradition. You are welcome to attend whether you are are from any Buddhist tradition or none, or practice any religion or none.

We are happy to welcome you on any basis, whether you would like to simply attend an open evening or course as a participant, or become more involved with the centre by playing a part in helping support these activities – for example, by preparing tea for an open evening drop-in session, or staffing or cooking lunch, etc. for a course.

At any of our courses or open sessions, there is always somebody on hand to answer any questions you may have.

A statement from the London Shambhala Centre on US racist murder of George Floyd is available here

Please click here for a two statements, the first is by a group of Acharyas (senior teachers in the Shambhala lineage) that have decided to step down from their post, dated 5 July 2020.  The second is from our London based Acharya sharing news of his resignation, dated 8 July.

Shambhala London Operational Structure

Click here if you would like to know more about how we work, and how you can play a more active role in the running of the centre.


What people have said about the centre:

“Feels peaceful from the moment you come in and are greeted with a warm smile”

“Relaxed, focused and enabling so that even the more cynical of minds can pass and engage with the process”

“Welcoming, warm and un-fussy”

“Very calming!”


We are committed to cultivating safe spaces and transparency within Shambhala. Please follow this link to get more information on our efforts.