Beginners’ Meditation

If you are new to meditation then our Thursday evening session is a great place to deepen your experience and understanding of how to meditate and what meditation involves. These evenings are run by our experienced meditation teachers.

They will provide a guided meditation to begin the evening, giving newcomers the opportunity to learn to meditate. For experienced meditators, it’s a chance to reconnect to the meditation instruction. These evenings are interactive and communal and the practices aim to be experiential and relevant.

Mindfulness meditation provides many benefits – it develops the qualities of stability, clarity, and strength of mind. It allows us to live more mindfully and so improves confidence and concentration, and enables us to handle stress better. The Thursday evening  will provide the foundation for developing your own mindfulness meditation practice with clear instructions on how to meditate and practical advice on how to start and maintain a regular practice.


Places are limited so please register in advance here.

Cost: £8/5


These evenings will cover various topics such as:

Basic meditation: posture, mindfulness of breathing, working with thoughts.

Starting a meditation practice at home.

Meditation as a way of making friends with ourself.

Working with obstacles to meditation practice.

Understanding how meditation ‘works’: mindfulness (trenpa) and awareness (sheshin).

How meditation nurtures insight.

Topics will vary from week-to-week.


The London Shambhala Centre has been teaching mindfulness meditation to all – regardless of background and religious beliefs – for over thirty years. Our instructors have many years experience of personal practice and have completed intensive training retreats in how to teach meditation to others.