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. Tai Chi Workshop

    Saturday 30th July at 10:00 am

    30 Jul

  2. Meditation Club

    Sunday 31st July at 10:30 am

    31 Jul

  3. 31 Jul

  4. 06 Aug

  5. 06 Aug

  6. Death Cafe

    Saturday 6th August at 2:30 pm

    06 Aug

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

  • Tarakarunya

    Tarakarunya was ordained in 2001. She became an anagarika in 2004 by taking an extra vow...

    Tarakarunya
  • Kamalashila

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

    Kamalashila
  • Vilasamani

    Vilasamani was ordained in 2005. He has worked in a right-livelihood project in West London and...

    Vilasamani
  • Paramananda

    Paramananda was ordained in 1985. He is the chairman of the West London Buddhist Centre. Paramananda...

    Paramananda