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Local Meditation Groups

blue-lotus-flowerA network of Meditation Groups (listed below) has developed throughout the UK and beyond, often set up by people who have spent time at Gaia House and wish to remain connected with this retreat centre and their experiences here.

If you run a sitting meditation group and your name and details are not featured here, please let us know and we can add you to this list. Please keep us informed of any changes so that we can publish your groups’ current information.

If you do not have a local Meditation Group and would like to set one up, please see our help page: Setting up a Meditation Group.

South West

Gloucestershire


Cheltenham

Forest of Dean

Stroud

Wiltshire


Salisbury

Swindon

Dorset

Bournemouth

  • Vicky Walduck  07722 557050 / bournemouthmindfulness@nullgmail.com
  • Tuesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Wednesdays, 1-2pm – Insight Compassion Women’s Group
  • Both groups meet in the Community Room at Tesco Extra, Riverside Avenue, BH7 7DY

Colehill

North Dorset/Blandford Forum

Weymouth

  •  Barbara Cohen 01305 786821

Avon & Somerset


Bath

  • Bath Insight Meditation Group
    Sue Hawkey 07929 842776
    suehawkey@nullgooglemail.com

Bristol

Frome

  • Dan Lupton 07968 729090
    dan.lupton@nullhotmail.co.uk

Glastonbury

Wells

Taunton/Bridgwater

Devon


Ashburton

  • Jeremy Woodward 01752 893165
    Tuesdays 7.30pm at the Art Studio, Ashburton Family Services, Woodland Road, Ashburton TQ13 7DD

Barnstaple

  • Denis Lincoln 01271 850321
    yewberries@nullgmail.com
    Living Tree Centre – 1st & 3rd Sundays of month 10.30am to 12pm
  • Martin Paul 07917 344 950
    martinbp40@nullgmail.com
    Milltown, Near Barnstaple – Weekday mornings – time is flexible around those attending

Dartmouth

Exeter

Exmouth

Kingsbridge

Plymouth

Plymouth

  • Jonny Rae
    raesrus@nullbtopenworld.com
    This group is informed by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn. It meets on Tuesdays 7-9pm at Quaker Meeting House, Mutley Plain, Plymouth. New members are asked to email Jonny first.

Totnes

Cornwall


Callington

Helston

Redruth

Penryn

Penzance

South East

Oxfordshire

Oxford

Berkshire


Newbury

Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes

Kent

Tunbridge Wells

  • John McLane / 07738 115 144
    googooplexus@nullgmail.com
    Room 3 (above) Helios Homeopathy, 89-97 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells Kent, TN1 2QR. Meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7-10pm. Vipassana / Insight Meditation – ideal for people who have attended retreats (E.g. at London Insight / Gaia House etc). No access for wheelchairs.

Sussex


Brighton

Seaford/Lewes/Eastbourne

Hampshire


Aldershot

  • Sarah Wiesendanger 01252 318064

Portsmouth

Isle of Wight/Newport

Hertfordshire

Potters Bar

East of England

Norfolk

Cambridgeshire


Cambridge

Peterborough

Essex


Colchester

Chelmsford

 

London

Dulwich

East London

Richmond

Twickenham

Kingston

Hampstead

More London meditation groups: London Insight Website
(Independent of London Insight Meditation)

Midlands

Knowle & Solihull

  • Julia Evans 01564 777605

Ironbridge

North of England

Northumberland


Haltwhistle

 

Nottinghamshire

Nottingham

Cumbria


Kendal

  • Paul Hampson 079 8080 2678
    paulhampson@nullgmail.com
    This group is informed by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 7-8.45pm at Space2Create, Studio 31 (Unit 31), The Factory, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal LA9 7DE.

Tyne & Wear


Whitley Bay, Tyneside

Yorkshire

Scotland

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Friday evening – Monthly 6pm-7pm
Venue: Broughton St Mary’s Church
Wheelchair accessible venue & facilities.

 

Wales

 

Cardiff

Llandrindod Wells, Powys

Pembroke, Pembrokeshire


 Overseas Meditation Groups

Australia & Tasmania


Australia

  • This website gives information about other sitting groups in the Insight Meditation tradition in Australia.

Ireland


County Donegal

Netherlands


Amsterdam