All Courses, Events, Programmes and Workshops

Below is a list of everything the London Shambhala Meditation Centre is offering, in date order. If you are new to meditation, click here for information on appropriate sessions and courses.

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jez Taylor

October 3rd—October 31st

Contentment in Everyday Life offers further training in developing your meditation practice. The course is open to beginners and also offers more inspiration for those familiar with mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Oxford Group - 21st Century Warrior Series: Being a Warrior

October 3rd—October 24th

Come and explore what it means to be a warrior in today's society at the Shambhala Group in Oxford. Continue »

The Desung Path: Protecting Basic Goodness in Enlightened Society

with Shastri Simon La Haye & Dr. Angela Newton

October 18th—October 20th

The literal meaning of desung is "protector of bliss / harmony". The Desung Arm of the Dorje Kasung works to protect the harmony and support the health and well-being of the community. Continue »

Lamledra Retreat: Working With The Heart Sutra

with Acharya Barbara Märtens & Jude Hudson

October 20th—October 26th

We will work with the Heart Sutra to explore and cut through our belief systems, reference points and rigid ideas - not just in terms of thinking or concepts, but also in terms of our perception, how we see the world, how we hear, smell, taste, touch... Continue »

Transforming Difficult Circumstances Into Wakefulness

with Shastri Jane Hope

October 25th—October 27th

This course will be looking at the negative habitual patterns that make our lives painful. It will examine how these patterns run our lives and cause problems for ourselves and other people. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

October 27th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

Getting Smart With Our Smartphones: Living Mindfully in the Age of Social Media

with Vinita Joseph

November 2nd

Our relationship with our devices is both intimate and significant. Many of us spend more time with our screens than we do with our loved ones; it’s the first thing we engage with in the morning, and the last thing at night... Continue »

Meditation: revolution or tranquilizer? - Open House Talk

with Shastri Tessa Watt

November 4th

As meditation becomes more and more popular, what is its wider impact on our society and its challenges? Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Shastri Tessa Watt & Vinita Joseph

November 7th—November 28th

Our four week Learn to Meditate foundation course provides a complete introduction to mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

November 12th

All community members are welcome to gather to practise the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Resource < Dance > Meditation - An Open Floor Meditation Cycle facilitated by Killian Strong

November 15th

Join us in this simple and sometimes profound form: sitting, walking, dancing. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: 'The Art of Being Human'

with Jim O'Neill

November 16th—November 17th

Meditation is presented as an opportunity to rest in what you already are — basic goodness, natural peace, and clarity. It is how we train in being awake, placing the mind on the breath, in the present moment. Continue »

Joy In Everyday Life

with Shastri Merlin Cox

November 19th—December 17th

This perspective-shifting course opens our minds to possibilities that the life we have here and now could be lived with more joy than we ever anticipated. Continue »

Shambhala Oxford Group - 21st Century Warrior Series: Bringing Compassion into Our World

November 21st—December 12th

In these series, we will explore core Buddhist teachings on how to cultivate compassion, starting with ourselves. Continue »

Introduction to Kado / Ikebana : Open Talk

with Martina Marx

November 22nd

The cultural background / history of Ikebana, and Kado as a meditative and contemplative practice and study of nature. Continue »

Kado - The Way of Flowers and Nature

with Martina Marx

November 22nd—November 24th

Kado is a contemplative art practice that studies nature - as it is. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

November 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

MI / Guide Gathering

with Shastri Tessa Watt

November 30th

A gathering for authorised MI's and Guides Continue »

What's the Point - Open House Talk

with Jim O'Neill

December 2nd

This question is often expressed as an existential howl from the depths of despair to which no answers are forthcoming. Continue »

Awakening Love and Compassion

with Shastri Tessa Watt

December 7th—December 8th

This weekend we will explore how we can open up fully to our own experience and to our interconnection with others. We will work with the practice of the 'Four Limitless Ones' and in particular with the first two: loving-kindness and compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

December 12th

All community members are welcome to gather to practise the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21st

This midwinter festival is a magical opportunity to gather as a community and mark the passing of the longest night of the year. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

December 26th

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

Winter Retreat - Deepening Our Practice

with Peter Conradi

December 29th—December 31st

The turn of the year can be a challenging time and yet is also a good moment to pause and find renewed strength and consolation in our practice. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

January 7th—January 28th (2020)

Our four-week Learn to Meditate foundation course provides a complete introduction to mindfulness meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

January 10th (2020)

All community members are welcome to gather to practise the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: 'The Art of Being Human'

with Shastri Jane Hope

January 18th—January 19th (2020)

Meditation is presented as an opportunity to rest in what you already are — basic goodness, natural peace, and clarity. It is how we train in being awake, placing the mind on the breath, in the present moment. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

January 23rd (2020)

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

Awakening Joy and Equanimity

with Peter Conradi

January 25th—January 26th (2020)

This weekend we will explore how we can open up fully to our own experience and to our interconnection with others. We will  work with the practice of the 'Four Limitless Ones' and in particular with the last two: joy and equanimity. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Gathering

with Shastri Merlin Cox

February 9th (2020)

All community members are welcome to gather to practise the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Mamo Chants - Dön Season

February 13th—February 22nd (2020)

The Mamo Chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninth days of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. Continue »

Neutral Day - Inviting the Dralas

February 23rd (2020)

The day before Shambhala Day, we will gather together as a community for the traditional Neutral Day activity: cleaning! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Merlin Cox

February 23rd (2020)

This powerful monthly practice is open to everyone. We recite a meditation text composed by Shambhala's founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as a means of overcoming the obstacle of spiritual materialism in our practice & our lives. Continue »

Shambhala Day 2020 - Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Join us for early morning Shambhala Day celebrations starting with 108 gongs. Continue »

Relative Bodhicitta

with Shastri Merlin Cox

March 7th—March 8th (2020)

SAVE the DATE: Arts Programme

with Acharya David Schneider

March 21st—March 22nd (2020)

Save the date for an arts programme with David Schneider from Cologne! Continue »

Absolute Bodhicitta: Emptiness and Compassion

with Jim O'Neill

April 25th—April 26th (2020)

Meditation and Action In the World

June 6th—June 7th (2020)