We offer a range of programmes at our Brighton centre along with regular meditation sessions and monthly Open House events. Other programmes are available both online and at the London and Bristol Shambhala Centres.

Programs for Great Britain & Ireland Region

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Learn to Meditate

with David Rule

March 12th—April 2nd - Date postponed or cancelled

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

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Guided Meditation Online

with Jane Hope

March 30th

The Monday evening online session is guided by a senior instructor and will include a reading or a talk. If you are new or experienced, feel free to join. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

North London Group Meditation Online

March 31st

The North London Shambhala Meditation group meets twice weekly, at 8-9am on Tuesdays and Fridays. For the foreseeable future we will be meeting on Zoom. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Compassion Practice Online

with Rachael Cheang

March 31st

An online Tonglen or Loving Kindness practice Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Community Meditation Online

April 1st

Join us for an hour long online meditation session, there will be several sitting meditation sessions with short breaks in-between. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

North London Group Meditation Online

April 3rd

The North London Shambhala Meditation group meets twice weekly, at 8-9am on Tuesdays and Fridays. For the foreseeable future we will be meeting on Zoom. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Compassion Practice Online

with Rachael Cheang

April 3rd

An online Tonglen or Loving Kindness practice Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Easter Weekend Meditation Retreat

with Dr. Angela Newton

April 11th—April 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

Where am I?: living in the bardos, working with uncertainty and groundlessness - talk via Zoom link

with Shastri John Seex

April 22nd

Times of uncertainty present a challenge for most of us but does it have to be that way? This talk will offer a different perspective. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Shastri Merlin Cox & Jez Taylor

April 23rd—May 21st

Soaring on the wings of hope and fear, we often crash and burn. What happens if we begin to see life as it is? This course incorporates a further exploration of the Buddhist teachings on mind and the nature of reality. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Relative Bodhicitta

with Shastri Merlin Cox

April 25th—April 26th

“If you want to be miserable, think only of yourself. If you want to be happy, think of others.” We seem mostly to be following the “Me Plan” - the way of life based on the implicit assumption that putting our own interests first will somehow... Continue »

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

The Buddhist Wheel of Life: A look at our Habitual and Addictive Patterns

with Irene Cleghorn, Sue Blackwell, Christine Jeffcutt

May 3rd

We are all creatures of habit with our own addictions and it can seem as though we are going around in circles with no escape. The Wheel of Life is a pictorial template which explains our predicament and what we need to do to get off of the wheel. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Joy In Everyday Life

with Shastri Tessa Watt & Jez Taylor

May 12th—June 9th

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 »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Absolute Bodhicitta: Emptiness and Compassion

May 23rd—May 24th

To glimpse ‘Shunyata’ or ‘Absolute Bodhicitta’, is to simultaneously experience freedom, confidence and a sense of relaxed completeness. Continue »

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

The Four Reminders - a Buddhist guide to living and dying without regret

with Christine Jeffcutt

May 27th

The 4 Reminders are essential Buddhist teachings and are designed to wake us up and break our habit of sleep walking through life. They reveal the urgency of spiritual awakening and living with a purpose. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Shambhala Training Level 2: Discover Your Inner Warrior (aka 'Birth of the Warrior')

with Peter Conradi

May 30th—May 31st

When we open up to our own genuineness through meditation, we can begin to work directly with our fears. We can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Learn to Meditate

with Jez Taylor

June 4th—June 25th

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

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Open Weekend Meditation Sessions

June 20th—June 21st

This weekend of sitting practice offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the simple yet profound practice of shamatha meditation. Continue »

London Shambhala Meditation Centre

Bleddfa Retreat: Bravery and Compassion

with David Schneider, Peter Conradi, Diederik Prakke, Jim O'Neill

July 24th—August 2nd

The focus of retreat practice is to work directly with awakening the mind, and opening the heart. This year we will offer teachings on bravery and compassion, and the connection of both of these with shamatha meditation Continue »

Bristol and S.W. U.K. Shambhala Meditation Group

Developing Maitri and Turning against Self-Criticism

with Jim O'Neill

October 24th—October 25th

“…how has it come about that we are so bewitched by our self-hatred, so impressed and credulous in the face of our self-criticism, as unimaginative as it usually is? And why is it so akin to a judgement without a jury.” AGAINST SELF-CRITISCISM”, Adam Phil Continue »