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

Colehill

North Dorset/Blandford Forum

Weymouth

Avon & Somerset


Bath

Fridays, 6pm -7pm at John Williams Room, Bath Central United Reform Church, Grove Street, Bath BA26P

Bristol

Milverton (near Wellington, Somerset)

  • Tuesday Evening 7 – 8.30 pm (every fortnight)
  • Contact Nicola Belle on 01823 400667

Taunton/Bridgwater

Devon


Ashburton

Barnstaple

  • Martin Paul 07917 344 950
    martinbp40@gmail.com
    Milltown, Near Barnstaple – Weekday mornings – time is flexible around those attending

Exeter

Exmouth

  • Maslen George 01395 260089/ 07931 537590
    maslengeorge@tiscali.co.uk
    Valentine House, Clarence Road –  every Thursday, 6.30 pm

Kingsbridge

Details at www.kingsbridgemeditationgroup.org.uk

Newton Abbot

Plymouth

Plymouth

  • Jonny Rae
    raesrus@btopenworld.com
    Plymouth Mindful Breathing Sangha – group informed by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh hold Mornings of Practice in the Plum Village tradition ( followed by an optional shared lunch) on a Sunday morning every 2 months at Clearbrook Village Hall, just outside Plymouth.  Please contact Jonny  preferably via email (or 01752 862677) for further details.

Totnes

Totnes (Dartington)

  • Caroline Low  0781 8861931
    lowcaroline@ymail.com
    Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8.30pm at Dartington Village Hall

Cornwall


Callington

Helston

Penryn

Penzance

South East

Oxfordshire

Oxford Insight Meditation

Berkshire


Newbury

Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes

Kent

Tunbridge Wells

  • John McLane / 07738 115 144
    googooplexus@gmail.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

Southampton

Portsmouth

Isle of Wight/Newport

Winchester

Hertfordshire

Potters Bar

East of England

Norfolk

Cambridgeshire


Cambridge

Peterborough

Essex


Colchester

Chelmsford

Southend-On-Sea

London

London

Dulwich

East London

  • DoSit London: a sitting group for people engaging at the interface of Buddhist practice and social issues, both on and off the cushion
    Contact Milla at dositlondon@gmail.com 
    Third Monday of the month, 6.30 pm for a 7pm start. Group sits for half an hour, have some fairly structured sharing about our practices, then an informal meal together. Offers the option to join remotely.

Richmond

Twickenham

Kingston

Hampstead

(Independent of London Insight Meditation)

Midlands

Midlands

Knowle & Solihull

  • Julia Evans 01564 777605

Ironbridge

North of England

Northumberland


Haltwhistle

Nottinghamshire

Nottingham

Cumbria

Kendal

  • John Gerrard 01593 729793

BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December), from 2.00 – 4.30pm.
Venue: Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7AD. Detached Room – entrance on the side of the building.
bgkt@etherway.net
buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk

  • Paul Hampson 079 8080 2678
    paulhampson@gmail.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

Sheffield

Huddersfield

  • Jean Parker 07401 112 819
    w.j.b@ntlworld.com
    A small sitting group meeting fortnightly in Holmfirth / Huddersfield

Scotland

Scotland

Glasgow

Edinburgh

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

Inverness

Wales

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

Germany
  • Thursday Night Meditation in Prenslauer Berg (in English)
    From:  19:00 – 20:30

Please email for specific location:  peter@berlindharma.org

www.berlindharma.org

Netherlands

Amsterdam

Spain

Santiago de Compostela