Awarenessis revolutionary

— Sangharakshita

West London Buddhist Centre

WLBC is a valuable resource – a place where everyone can meditate and deepen their practice.  We offer something for everyone – locals and Londoners everywhere, of whatever background or religion.  Check our calendar of classes, courses and workshops in mindfulness, buddhism, meditation, yoga and qigong.  We hold regular concerts, some poetry readings, literary events and give great talks. There are special groups for young people, newcomers and long term practitioners. We explore themes like social engagement, freedom, death, enlightenment, ethics, kindness and communication. We’re adding new things all the time, so check this site to see what’s on or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. Rooms are available for hire as well. We host school visits, programmes for recovery and veterans, and secular mindfulness courses. 

Upcoming Events

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We host a wide variety of events, courses, and retreats as well as regular drop-in classes.

  1. Yin Yoga workshop with Norman Blair

    Saturday 27th August at 2:30 pm

    27 Aug

  2. Meditation Club

    Sunday 28th August at 10:30 am

    28 Aug

  3. Going Deeper – The Practice of Just Sitting

    Thursday 1st September at 8:00 pm

    01 Sep

  4. Retreat at Vajrasana, Gates of the Senses

    Friday 2nd September at 7:00 pm

    02 Sep

  5. Wolf at the Door weekend

    Saturday 3rd September at 10:00 am

    03 Sep

  6. 03 Sep

Our Teachers

The WLBC has a talented and varied teachers team. Our meditation teachers are all thoroughly rooted in many years of Buddhist and meditative practice and are members of the Triratna Buddhist Order. Although each teacher has a different style, they are all very friendly and welcome people from various backgrounds and levels of experience. To the right you find a random selection of our teachers, which changes each time you access this homepage.

All teachers

News & Blog

  • Yashobodhi

    Yashobodhi is involved in teaching and befriending in our Sangha, as well as in the running of...

    Yashobodhi
  • Jinananda

    Jinananda was ordained in 1986 and has been teaching meditation for twenty years. Since 1990 he...

    Jinananda
  • Kamalashila

    Kamalashila was ordained in 1974. He helped start the West London Buddhist Centre in 1976. In 1979...

    Kamalashila
  • Bodhilila

    Bodhilila has been meditating and practising mindfulness for 27 years. She is a fully accredited Breathworks mindfulness...

    Bodhilila