Ziji London: Young Meditator Night

Ziji London is a diverse group of young people, meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the London Shambhala Centre for meditation, discussion and socialising.

Meditation is a practice of re-familiarising ourselves with our basic nature which is fundamentally good, and we are explore together how we can take what we are learning from the meditative path out into the world to bring about societal transformation.

As of 1st October 2019, the group will take the form of a meet-up – a co-led and co-created experience – to give the organisers and facilitators a chance to rest and renew.

This means for a short period, we will not be offering a guided meditation or discussion. We will take it in turns to keep the time while we each do our own sitting practice, and we will open up the space afterwards for spontaneous conversation. It would be wonderful for people to bring interesting quotes or extracts, personal experiences or burning heart questions that we can use to cultivate group wisdom!

What we offer at the moment:

·         A room and materials in which we can meditate together, resting in stillness and supporting one another with our practice.

·         Open space to explore topics which have meaning to our lives — personal, social and political.

·         A community of young people that is kind, open, genuine and free from judgement.

In the future…

We hope to bring back guided meditations with experienced instructors, facilitated discussions, talks and events, trips and retreats.

Ziji nights are free to attend, with a suggested donation of £3-5 as a token of gratitude to the Shambhala centre for offering us their space. The group runs on whatever people feel is within their inspiration and personal means (the principle of dana, or generosity), and money should never a barrier to attendance – please join us regardless of your circumstances!

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1650581421867143/

If you are interested and would like to receive updates from us, please email burneyodowdcailin@gmail.com

Schedule for Tuesday nights:

18:45 Arrival and tea

19:15 Sitting meditation*

20:00 Discussion

20:45pm close and continue discussions in the pub!

*Meditation will begin at 19:15, so it’s good to arrive by 19:00 at the latest to give time to settle into the room. Email burneyodowdcailin@gmail.com if you will be later than 19:00 so we can put out a cushion for you!